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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 did the man drive who drew the map of Grider Creek in Trout Fishing in America?
(a) The carriage.
(b) The taxicab.
(c) The hearse.
(d) The school bus.

2. Along what river is Brautigan traveling in Chapter 4, "Red Lip" in Trout Fishing in America?
(a) Alpine River.
(b) Kentucky River.
(c) Steelhead River.
(d) Klamath River.

3. The notorious criminal, in Trout Fishing in America's Chapter 22, "The Mayor of the 20th Century," is compared to who?
(a) Jack the Ripper.
(b) Bad Boy Nelson.
(c) Ted Kawinski.
(d) Jesse James.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In Trout Fishing in America's Chapter 17, "The Message," Brautigan receives a message by his camp in which says what?

2. Brautigan writes Lord Byran died in Greece in what year, in Trout Fishing in America?

3. 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?

4. 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?

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

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

3. 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?

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

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

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

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

8. 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?

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

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

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