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

2. What does Brautigan associate trout with in Trout Fishing in America?
(a) Steel.
(b) Women.
(c) Love.
(d) Fear.

3. In Trout Fishing in America, Brautigan writes that death by what is cruel and unusual?
(a) Whiskey.
(b) Beating.
(c) Fishing.
(d) Port wine.

4. 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) "I Like Ike."
(c) "I'm for Nixon."
(d) "Gone Fishing."

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

Short Answer Questions

1. From where is Brautigan's family's friend in Chapter 5, "The KoolAid Wino" in Trout Fishing in America?

2. Where does Brautigan go fishing in Trout Fishing in America's Chapter 23, "On Paradise"?

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

4. What does Brautigan refer to as "the John Dillinger capital of America" in Trout Fishing in America?

5. Whose fishing log book does Brautigan find in Trout Fishing in America's Chapter 34, "Trout Fishing on the Street of Eternity"?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the story Brautigan relates in Trout Fishing in America, Chapter 3, "Knock on Wood, Part II"?

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

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

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

5. What is the first exposition that Brautigan offers in Trout Fishing in America? What is this a description of?

6. 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?

7. What does Brautigan write that he admires in the story of Chapter 8, "Grider Creek" in Trout Fishing in America?

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

9. What is the phrase "Trout Fishing in America" used to refer to in Trout Fishing in America?

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

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