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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. Chapter 46 "The Mayonnaise Chapter" in Trout Fishing in America discusses the death of whom?
(a) Mr. Johnson.
(b) Mr. Nice.
(c) Mr. Good.
(d) Mr. Smith.

2. A pound of what is added to Walnut Catsup in Chapter 6, "Another Way of Making Walnut Catsup" in Trout Fishing in America?
(a) Mustard.
(b) Tomatoes.
(c) Ketchup.
(d) Anchovies.

3. In Trout Fishing in America's Chapter 17, "The Message," Brautigan receives a message by his camp in which says what?
(a) "I Like Ike."
(b) "Hello."
(c) "Remember the alamo."
(d) "Stalingrad."

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

5. Where is the cover photograph described as being taken in Trout Fishing in America?
(a) Wyoming.
(b) Times Square.
(c) Washington Square.
(d) The Pacific Ocean.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is living up high in the mountains at Grider Creek, according to Brautigan in Chapter 8, "Grider Creek" in Trout Fishing in America?

2. In what direction is the word WELCOME written on the statue described in Trout Fishing in America?

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

4. Brautigan talks of a ballet to be performed where in Chapter 9, "The Ballet for Trout Fishing in America" of Trout Fishing in America?

5. What does the funeral wreath say on the plant in Chapter 9, "The Ballet for Trout Fishing in America" in Trout Fishing in America?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. 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?

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

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

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

8. 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?

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

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

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