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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. 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.
(a) $7.50.
(b) $6.50.
(c) $10.50.
(d) $4.50.

2. Where does Brautigan say he is staying in Chapter 4, "Red Lip" of Trout Fishing in America?
(a) Anderson.
(b) Rough Lake.
(c) Steelhead.
(d) Montana Falls.

3. In Chapter 7, "Prologue to Grider Creek" of Trout Fishing in America, a man buys a house whose basement is filled with what?
(a) Rats.
(b) Dogs.
(c) Cats.
(d) Fleas.

4. How far downriver must Brautigan travel to get home in Chapter 4, "Red Lip" in Trout Fishing in America?
(a) 2 miles.
(b) 20 miles.
(c) 35 miles.
(d) 10 miles.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Along what river is Brautigan traveling in Chapter 4, "Red Lip" in Trout Fishing in America?

2. Where does Brautigan go fishing in Trout Fishing in America's Chapter 23, "On Paradise"?

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

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

5. What does Brautigan refer to as "the John Dillinger capital of America" in Trout Fishing in America?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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