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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. From where are the visiting winos Brautigan drinks with in Chapter 10, "A Walden Pond for Winos" in Trout Fishing in America?
(a) Denver.
(b) New Orleans.
(c) Baton Rouge.
(d) Memphis.

2. By what mountains is Brautigan's cabin in Trout Fishing in America's Chapter 27, "The Teddy Roosevelt Chingader"?
(a) Golden Mounains.
(b) Sierra Mountains.
(c) Sawtooth Mountains.
(d) Marble Mountains.

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

4. 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 Civil War.
(b) American Revolution.
(c) Spanish Civil War.
(d) French and Indian War.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How far downriver must Brautigan travel to get home in Chapter 4, "Red Lip" in Trout Fishing in America?

2. In Trout Fishing in America's Chapter 20, "Worsewick," Brautigan describes having sex with a woman in a stream full of what?

3. Where does Brautigan's fishing pal catch a trout and kill it with port 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 Trout Fishing in America Shorty mailed to in Trout Fishing in America?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Where does Chapter 4, "Red Lip" take place in Trout Fishing in America? What happens in this story?

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

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

7. In Chapter 44, "Trout Fishing in America NIB," after working at a Christmas tree store, what does Brautigan do?

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

9. 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?

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

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