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

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

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

4. What is living up high in the mountains at Grider Creek, according to Brautigan in Chapter 8, "Grider Creek" in Trout Fishing in America?
(a) Banded Oregon Trout.
(b) Northern Brook Trout.
(c) Rainbow Trout.
(d) Eastern Brook Trout.

5. Chapter 6, "Another Way of Making Walnut Catsup" in Trout Fishing in America, has how many recipes?
(a) 4.
(b) 5.
(c) 2.
(d) 7.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. In 1956, who spoke under the tall cypress tree described in Chapter 1, "The Cover for Trout Fishing in America"?

3. In Trout Fishing in America's Chapter 17, "The Message," Brautigan comes upon a herd of sheep driven by a man who resembles whom?

4. In Trout Fishing in America's Chapter 40, "Witness for Trout Fishing in America Peace," Brautigan describes a Trout Fishing in America peace march from Sunnyvale to where?

5. What does Brautigan associate trout with in Trout Fishing in America?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. 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?

7. 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?

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

9. Where is Brautigan fishing in Chapter 12, "Trout Fishing on the Bevel"? What imagery does he use in this description?

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

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