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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. How far downriver must Brautigan travel to get home in Chapter 4, "Red Lip" in Trout Fishing in America?
(a) 20 miles.
(b) 10 miles.
(c) 35 miles.
(d) 2 miles.

2. The notorious criminal, in Trout Fishing in America's Chapter 22, "The Mayor of the 20th Century," is compared to who?
(a) Jesse James.
(b) Ted Kawinski.
(c) Jack the Ripper.
(d) Bad Boy Nelson.

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

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) "Gone Fishing."
(b) "Away West."
(c) "I Like Ike."
(d) "I'm for Nixon."

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Chapter 46 "The Mayonnaise Chapter" in Trout Fishing in America discusses the death of whom?

3. Brautigan presents recipes for dining with whom in Chapter 6, "Another Way of Making Walnut Catsup" of Trout Fishing in America?

4. Where do Brautigan and his friend mix four quarts of Kool-Aid and water in Chapter 5, "The KoolAid Wino" in Trout Fishing in America?

5. From where are the visiting winos Brautigan drinks with in Chapter 10, "A Walden Pond for Winos" in Trout Fishing in America?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Chapter 6, "Another Method of Making Walnut Catsup" comprised of in Trout Fishing in America?

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

3. Who is described in In Chapter 7, "Prologue to Grider Creek" in Trout Fishing in America?

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. In Chapter 14 of Trout Fishing in America, "The Last Year the Trout Came up Hayman Creek," how long is it until game and fish officials come and what happens?

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