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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. 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?
(a) The frontyard.
(b) The chicken coop.
(c) The schoolyard.
(d) The backyard.

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

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

4. Who is the field boss under whom Brautigan works as a cherry-picker in Trout Fishing in America?
(a) Old Man Nelson.
(b) Rebel Smith.
(c) Old Charlie.
(d) Jackie Brown.

5. Where does Brautigan describe hiking in Trout Fishing in America's Chapter 27, "The Teddy Roosevelt Chingader"?
(a) Oregon.
(b) California.
(c) Idaho.
(d) Kentucky.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is written above the door of the church described in Chapter 1, "The Cover for Trout Fishing in America"?

2. 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.

3. Where is the cover photograph described as being taken in Trout Fishing in America?

4. Where does Brautigan recall watching a Deanna Durbin movie seven times in Trout Fishing in America?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. 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?

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

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