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 "Just After You Left . . .," what was Hill lamenting?

2. In "Horoscope Revisited," what did Hill say a Sagitarius liked to do before hunting?

3. In "Too Much and Not Enough," Why did Hill say February was too long?

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

5. Who did Hill take with him on his Listening Walks?

Short Essay Questions

1. In "Why Is It. . .?," what skills did Hill say he was grateful for?

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

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

4. In "Another November Season," what special union did Hill talk about?

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

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

7. What was Hill speaking out against in "The Responsible Sportsman,"?

8. What was "Mending Harness" about?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Where did Hill use personification in his articles, and how were those articles different from the other articles in the collection?

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

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?

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