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 "Why Is It. . .?," what did Hill say he couldn't do without straining a muscle?

2. In "A Question of Statistics," what tone was used?

3. Where did Hill take his Listening Walks?

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

5. In "A Matter of Gravity," what did Hill attribute to gravity?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. What did Hill do on his Listening Walks?

6. In "Hammers," what did Hill say he hoped his gun had been a part of?

7. What was "Mending Harness" about?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How did Hill's family feel about his love for hunting, and how did this change his dedication to the sport?

Essay Topic 2

What was the significance of the title of the book, and what role did it play in that article?

Essay Topic 3

Competition was a central theme of a few of these articles. How did Hill say competition was affecting the sport of hunting and fishing.

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