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John J. Rowlands
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Multiple Choice Questions

1. The Cache Lake country was a land of what type of terrain?
(a) Rolling hills, none of them very high, with many lakes and streams.
(b) Wooded mountains, most of them low, with many lakes and streams.
(c) Rocky mountains, most of them low, with sporadic lakes and streams.
(d) Rolling hills, many of them very high, with sporadic lakes and few streams.

2. For sleeping in the open during winter, it was stated there was nothing to equal what kind of a robe?
(a) Rabbitskin.
(b) Deerskin.
(c) Goose down.
(d) Wolfskin.

3. In April, in the marshy area near the spring, the initial purple and green hoods of what plant would show?
(a) Rhubarbs.
(b) Lettuces.
(c) Watermelons.
(d) Skunk cabbages.

4. What time of year was it when Jim first came upon Cache Lake?
(a) Early September.
(b) Early January.
(c) Early June.
(d) Early March.

5. Jim noted many changes in the ways the Indians lived during the 30 years he had known them, except that most still did what?
(a) Maintained respect for all things in nature.
(b) Clung to birch bark canoes.
(c) Used hand-made cutting instruments.
(d) Wore moccasins year-round.

6. Jim enjoyed a feeling of danger in which seasonal air?
(a) Hot summer.
(b) Cold autumn.
(c) Cool spring.
(d) Deep winter.

7. What was used as a measuring wheel to construct a rough map?
(a) A buggy wheel set between a sapling's forks.
(b) A barrel hoop set between a sapling's forks.
(c) A front wheel and fork of an adult bicycle.
(d) A wheel barrow minus the tub and rear support legs.

8. March was the start of the transition into the spring season, one sign of which was what?
(a) Deciduous trees began to shed leaves to make way for new buds.
(b) First geese as they began to fly north.
(c) Red squirrels that chattered from the maple tops.
(d) Stormy weather that came in like a lamb and went out as a lion.

9. What was the Indian term for partridges?
(a) Nimiteh.
(b) Ben-asee.
(c) Chaskasee.
(d) Yaxkin-ben.

10. What was the term used when the early morning mist that hung over the lake was referred to?
(a) "Phantom fog."
(b) "Translucent silk."
(c) "Ghosts' breath."
(d) "Spiderweb."

11. What was suggested as the first step to dry moccasins?
(a) Stuff them with bent birch twigs.
(b) Rub them with moose fat.
(c) Place them near the stove.
(d) Scrape out the moisture.

12. Jim related the story of a man who fed, tamed, and finally broke to harness a calf bull moose that pulled his what?
(a) Sleigh.
(b) Cart.
(c) Wagon.
(d) Buggy.

13. Why was it recommended to leave one's rifle outside the camp in freezing weather instead of bringing it in where it was warm?
(a) Quickly warmed cold metal sweats and chips upon returning outside.
(b) Quickly warmed cold metal sweats and cracks upon returning outside.
(c) Quickly warmed cold metal sweats and freezes upon returning outside.
(d) Quickly warmed cold metal could fire spontaneously.

14. What is viewed "only in terms of useless effort for which there is nothing to show" by Indians?
(a) Time.
(b) Poetry.
(c) Tobacco smoking.
(d) Geologic science.

15. How did Chief Tibeash regard Hank?
(a) He strongly liked him.
(b) He initially liked, but later disliked him.
(c) He strongly disliked him.
(d) He initially disliked, but later liked him.

Short Answer Questions

1. The French Canadian ovens described were made of mortar or clay on a cedar log or stone foundation, and were built how tall?

2. What lightweight metal was recommended for use inside a leather axe sheath to protect it and the blade?

3. Spring was a good time for casting animal tracks as the wet ground made nice prints, especially when found where?

4. Jim noted the snow that remained in May beneath a shaggy spruce behind his cabin reminded him of what?

5. What was described as a good way to store fish in the winter?

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