A Listening Walk --and Other Stories Test | Final Test - Hard

Gene Hill
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Hill's companion in "A Listening Walk" want to do on the walks?

2. In "Taking Turns," what did Hill say he feared most as a child?

3. What was "Hammers" about?

4. In "A Little Quicker," who did Hill say he would dedicate his win to?

5. What did the hero in "Dog Hair In Your Drink" breathe inadvertently?

Short Essay Questions

1. In "The Best and the Worst of It," where did Hill get his favorite fishing rod?

2. What did Hill do on his Listening Walks?

3. In "Taking Turns," what did Hill say he did not miss about his childhood?

4. What was "Dog Hair In Your Drink" about?

5. What analogy was used by Hill in "The Waiting Game"?

6. In "November," why did Hill say his ideal November was impossible?

7. In "A Question of Statistics," how did Hill say men would never learn to hunt?

8. In "Horoscope Revisited," what did Hill say about Leos?

9. In "A Little Quicker," what did Hill say he would need to do to win The Grand American?

10. In "Annual Report (For Most Recent Fiscal Year)," how did Hill end the article?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How did Hill describe his ideal November, and why would it never be possible? What did this plan indicate about his personality?

Essay Topic 2

How did Hill use irony in his articles, and how did the inclusion of these ironies change the tone of the stories?

Essay Topic 3

Hill tried to be an objective observer of nature. How did this objectivity affect his writing?

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