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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 the waterfall turn out to be in Chapter 3, "Knock on Wood, Part II," of Trout Fishing in America?
(a) A staircase.
(b) An angel.
(c) A woman.
(d) A trout.

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

3. 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) Eastern Brook Trout.
(c) Rainbow Trout.
(d) Northern Brook Trout.

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?
(a) Yale.
(b) Harvard.
(c) U.C.L.A.
(d) N.Y.U.

5. What is the woman wearing in the cover photograph of the book Trout Fishing in America?
(a) A scarf.
(b) A bandana.
(c) A fishing hat.
(d) A sombrero.

Short Answer Questions

1. The notorious criminal, in Trout Fishing in America's Chapter 22, "The Mayor of the 20th Century," is compared to who?

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

3. Brautigan writes in Chapter 8, "Grider Creek" of Trout Fishing in America that the large creeks were running muddy from the snow melting off what mountains?

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

5. Where, near the Klamath River in Trout Fishing in America, does Brautigan gets lost in a wilderness of brush and poison oak?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

2. 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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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