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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. It took how many gallons of sap from a maple to yield a good pound of sugar?
(a) 2 to 4.
(b) 3 to 5.
(c) 1 to 3.
(d) 4 to 6.

2. The Indian paddle stroke Chief Tibeash used was short, began at the waist, and ended with a thrust from what point?
(a) The cross arm.
(b) The wrists.
(c) The biceps.
(d) The shoulders.

3. Wolves were heard at Cache Lake in February, but not as much as at what other location?
(a) Shining Tree Lake.
(b) Snow Goose Lake.
(c) Thunder Lake.
(d) Knothole Lake.

4. Why did the cold in the north country not feel as uncomfortable as that further south if the right clothes were worn?
(a) It was drier.
(b) It was damper.
(c) Below freezing the discomfort held steady if dry.
(d) Below freezing the discomfort held steady if damp.

5. What was taught as the proper way to land a canoe ashore?
(a) Bow on.
(b) Get out in the water to lift the bow ashore.
(c) Broadside.
(d) Stern on.

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

7. What were noted as the keys to surviving in the wilderness, finding one's way about, and avoiding possible dangers?
(a) Learn from those before you and simply apply the lessons.
(b) Observing things closely and watching the sun.
(c) Always bring a compass and extra food.
(d) Common sense and observing everything closely.

8. What was the easiest route to follow in the north country during the winter?
(a) The waterways.
(b) The shorelines.
(c) The ridge lines.
(d) The trails.

9. Jim described how he made a bread knife from what type of blade?
(a) A hacksaw.
(b) A coping saw.
(c) A bucksaw.
(d) A bandsaw.

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

11. Jim recommended which tool as the most valuable in the woods?
(a) Your knife.
(b) Your gun.
(c) Your axe.
(d) Your compass.

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

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

14. Jim obtained the speeds for a wind gauge he built when he tested it in what manner?
(a) Against a wind gauge at an airport.
(b) Against a wind gauge at a forest station.
(c) Against a wind gauge at a high school science lab.
(d) Against a car speedometer when held out the window.

15. Why were the wolves on the move in February?
(a) Wet snow made prey easier to track.
(b) Dry snow made prey harder to track.
(c) Deep snow made prey easier to get.
(d) Deep snow made prey harder to get.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. Mal de raquette was another term for what?

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

5. Jim had observed too many woodsmen suffering from what, to know that one could not abuse one's stomach without paying a price?

(see the answer keys)

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