Richard Brautigan's Trout Fishing in America ; the Pill Versus the Springhill Mine Disaster ; and, in Watermelon Sugar Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Richard Brautigan's Trout Fishing in America ; the Pill Versus the Springhill Mine Disaster ; and, in Watermelon Sugar Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What traps and eats insects in Chapter 9, "The Ballet for Trout Fishing in America" in Trout Fishing in America?

3. Where does Brautigan recall watching a Deanna Durbin movie seven times in Trout Fishing in America?

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

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

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

5. Who is described in In Chapter 7, "Prologue to Grider Creek" in Trout Fishing in America?

6. What does Brautigan write that he admires in the story of Chapter 8, "Grider Creek" in Trout Fishing in America?

7. 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?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe and discuss the three principle settings of Trout Fishing in America. How are the settings tied to the novel's themes?

Essay Topic 2

What is alluded to in the poem "Sydney Greenstreet"? What descriptions does Brautigan present in this poem?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the critical response to Brautigan's work. How were each of these three books received by critics? What literary circles was Brautigan associated with?

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