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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Brautigan presents recipes for dining with whom in Chapter 6, "Another Way of Making Walnut Catsup" of Trout Fishing in America?
(a) Maria Callais.
(b) Marcus Arelius.
(c) Benjamin Franklin.
(d) Alexander Wilde.

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

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

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.
(a) Fresh.
(b) Raw.
(c) Golden.
(d) Rotten.

5. In Trout Fishing in America's Chapter 17, "The Message," Brautigan comes upon a herd of sheep driven by a man who resembles whom?
(a) Eisenhower.
(b) Adolph Hitler.
(c) Stalin.
(d) Truman.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 42, "The Cleveland Wrecking Yard," of Trout Fishing in America, Brautigan takes a San Francisco bus to the Cleveland Wrecking Yard, where a used trout stream is for sale at ___ per foot.

2. Where does Brautigan go fishing in Chapter 12, "Trout Fishing on the Bevel" of Trout Fishing in America?

3. What type of apples are called for in "Compote of Apples" in Trout Fishing in America?

4. Brautigan finds a statue of a what in Trout Fishing in America's Chapter 23, "On Paradise"?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. In Chapter 13, "Sea, Sea Rider," of Trout Fishing in America, Brautigan stops by a bookstore one afternoon in 1959 and is seduced by a couple. What does the bookstore owner then say?

2. What chapter in Trout Fishing in America refers to Alcoholics Anonymous? What happens in this story?

3. Who is compared to Jack the Ripper in Trout Fishing in America?

4. Describe Brautigan's account with the woman in the creek of dead fish in Trout Fishing in America. What imagery is used?

5. Who does Brautigan encounter in Chapter 17, "The Message"? What simile does he use to describe this person?

6. What childhood memory is revisited by Brautigan in Chapter 5, "The KoolAid Wino" in Trout Fishing in America?

7. Where does Brautigan tell his wife he is going in Chapter 10, "A Walden Pond for Wings" in Trout Fishing in America? Where does he actually go?

8. Where in Trout Fishing in America does Brautigan write about being a sixth-grade student? What story does he tell?

9. Who is Trout Fishing in America Shorty? Describe this character.

10. Describe the autopsy report written by Brautigan in Trout Fishing in America. To whom is Trout Fishing in America compared?

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