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. In "The Responsible Sportsman," what sport did Hill say statistics could be useful in?

2. In "Special Skills," what did Hill call picture taking while hunting?

3. In "Hammers," what was Hussey?

4. How did the hero in "Dog Hair In Your Drink" get knowledge of hunting?

5. In "Horoscope Revisited," what sign did Hill say was the best companion?

Short Essay Questions

1. In "Wood Smoke," why did Hill say he hated wood burning stoves?

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

3. In "A Matter of Gravity," what kinds of things did Hill blame gravity for?

4. In "Too Much and Not Enough," why did Hill say October was too short?

5. In "It's All Relative," what did Hill say he was envious of?

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

7. What did Hill do on his Listening Walks?

8. In "It's Better Not to Know," what did Hill say it was better not to know?

9. What was "Mending Harness" about?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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

Essay Topic 2

What kind of payment did Hill get for his writing, and what did this indicate about his character? Why do you think this detail was significant enough for the author to include it in some of these narratives?

Essay Topic 3

Who was Martha, and what significance did she have to Hill's life?

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