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John J. Rowlands
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What Indian game was diagrammed and described that Chief Tibeash was a champion of as a boy, and shot stones and arrows?
(a) A sling stick.
(b) A crossbow.
(c) A bow.
(d) A slingshot.

2. Jim viewed frogs to be good for what?
(a) Providing comfort in their croaks.
(b) Eating annoying insects.
(c) Proving yummy frogs legs.
(d) Fish bait.

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

4. The millions of birds that traveled faced a big problem in keeping fed, and accounts for why most stayed where relative to the front tide line?
(a) Ahead.
(b) West.
(c) East.
(d) Behind.

5. Jim had observed too many woodsmen suffering from what, to know that one could not abuse one's stomach without paying a price?
(a) "Misery in the innards."
(b) "Bursting in the belly."
(c) "Storming in the stomach."
(d) "Gale in the gut."

6. What did the term "cache" mean?
(a) A canoe made from tree branches, bark, and gum.
(b) A magnetized piece of metal serving as a compass.
(c) A semi-permanent encampment.
(d) A hidden storage place for provisions.

7. What trees in the swamps sheltered the deer and moose during the winter?
(a) Cedar and black spruce.
(b) Cedar and oak.
(c) Yellow pine and oak.
(d) Black spruce and birch.

8. Jim noted the snow that remained in May beneath a shaggy spruce behind his cabin reminded him of what?
(a) "A giant piece of chocolate and vanilla candy corn."
(b) "A megaphone left behind by a college cheerleader."
(c) "A rocket launch with smoke gushing out beneath it."
(d) "A dingy white collar on a man who needs a hair cut."

9. What type of rivets did Hank use when he made a new sheath for his hunting knife?
(a) Brass.
(b) Aircraft aluminum.
(c) Stainless steel.
(d) Copper.

10. What was Tripper given a piece of to chew on virtually endlessly?
(a) Deer horn.
(b) Moose bone.
(c) Wood block.
(d) Deer bone.

11. Mal de raquette was another term for what?
(a) Frostbite of the foot.
(b) Snow ski pain.
(c) Snowshoe lameness.
(d) Sprained ankle.

12. How many different ways to construct a candle lantern from a can were diagrammed?
(a) 4.
(b) 2.
(c) 1.
(d) 3.

13. When the sap was running freely, how many gallons were obtained per day from a good tree?
(a) 2 to 3.
(b) 1 to 2.
(c) Up to 1.
(d) 3 to 4.

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

15. What birds were seen as they first flew up and struck weed tops, and then settled and fed on seeds that fell in the snow?
(a) Snow geese.
(b) Snow buntings.
(c) Snowbirds.
(d) Snow owls.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Indians built canoes of birch bark, they sealed the seams with a pitch made from what?

2. The Indians in the north country referred to January as Kushapawasticanum o Pesim which meant what?

3. Jim recommended which tool as the most valuable in the woods?

4. What was described as the greatest mistake a man could make leaving camp without doing?

5. Along the edge of Cache Lake to the south grew alder side by side with fish-net willows and what else?

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