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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In Chapter 7, "Prologue to Grider Creek" of Trout Fishing in America, a man buys a house whose basement is filled with what?
(a) Fleas.
(b) Cats.
(c) Rats.
(d) Dogs.

2. In Chapter 1, "The Cover for Trout Fishing in America," Miller writes that Benjamin Franklin died in what year?
(a) 1790.
(b) 1796.
(c) 1694.
(d) 1800.

3. In what direction is the word WELCOME written on the statue described in Trout Fishing in America?
(a) East.
(b) South.
(c) West.
(d) North.

4. Where does Brautigan go fishing in Chapter 12, "Trout Fishing on the Bevel" of Trout Fishing in America?
(a) Tom Martin Creek.
(b) Graveyard Creek.
(c) Anderson Creek.
(d) Sal Winter Creek.

5. From where is Brautigan's family's friend in Chapter 5, "The KoolAid Wino" in Trout Fishing in America?
(a) Germany.
(b) Spain.
(c) Italy.
(d) France.

6. What has been placed along the creek to kill coyotes in Trout Fishing in America's Chapter 25, "The Salt Creek Coyotes"?
(a) Metal traps.
(b) Poisoned meat.
(c) Cyanide capsules.
(d) Steel wire.

7. In Trout Fishing in America's Chapter 13, "Sea, Sea Rider," the bookstore owner spins a tale, telling the narrator he fell in love with a woman during the what?
(a) American Revolution.
(b) French and Indian War.
(c) Spanish Civil War.
(d) American Civil War.

8. What does Brautigan refer to as "the John Dillinger capital of America" in Trout Fishing in America?
(a) Mooresville, Indiana.
(b) Memphis, Tennessee.
(c) Casper, Wyoming.
(d) Denver, Colorado.

9. A pound of what is added to Walnut Catsup in Chapter 6, "Another Way of Making Walnut Catsup" in Trout Fishing in America?
(a) Ketchup.
(b) Anchovies.
(c) Tomatoes.
(d) Mustard.

10. What is the woman wearing in the cover photograph of the book Trout Fishing in America?
(a) A bandana.
(b) A sombrero.
(c) A fishing hat.
(d) A scarf.

11. What is living up high in the mountains at Grider Creek, according to Brautigan in Chapter 8, "Grider Creek" in Trout Fishing in America?
(a) Rainbow Trout.
(b) Northern Brook Trout.
(c) Banded Oregon Trout.
(d) Eastern Brook Trout.

12. What does the funeral wreath say on the plant in Chapter 9, "The Ballet for Trout Fishing in America" in Trout Fishing in America?
(a) "Away West."
(b) "Gone Fishing."
(c) "I Like Ike."
(d) "I'm for Nixon."

13. What traps and eats insects in Chapter 9, "The Ballet for Trout Fishing in America" in Trout Fishing in America?
(a) The Golden Lily.
(b) The Cobra Lily.
(c) The Casper Lily.
(d) The Snake Lily.

14. Where is the cover photograph described as being taken in Trout Fishing in America?
(a) Washington Square.
(b) Wyoming.
(c) The Pacific Ocean.
(d) Times Square.

15. Brautigan talks of a ballet to be performed where in Chapter 9, "The Ballet for Trout Fishing in America" of Trout Fishing in America?
(a) N.Y.U.
(b) U.C.L.A.
(c) Yale.
(d) Harvard.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Brautigan find a cabin in Trout Fishing in America's Chapter 27, "The Teddy Roosevelt Chingader"?

2. Chapter 6, "Another Way of Making Walnut Catsup" in Trout Fishing in America, has how many recipes?

3. Who is Trout Fishing in America Shorty mailed to in Trout Fishing in America?

4. In Trout Fishing in America, Hayman Creek is named for Charles Hayman, an unpleasant old man who caught and ate ____ trout in his shack near the creek.

5. Who is the field boss under whom Brautigan works as a cherry-picker in Trout Fishing in America?

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