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John J. Rowlands
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Multiple Choice Questions

1. The scent of what animals troubled deer and moose the most?
(a) Wolves.
(b) Skunks.
(c) Bears.
(d) Wild boars.

2. March was not spring yet as Cache Lake was full of ice and there were how many feet of snow?
(a) 2.
(b) 4.
(c) 6.
(d) 3.

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

4. The remedy offered for metal that got so cold that it chipped was to heat it until it was dull red before it was plunged into what?
(a) A pail of tree sap.
(b) A cold spring.
(c) A can of oil.
(d) A bucket of packed snow.

5. Jim and Hank ventured to the dam located where each spring to determine how the beaver had fared the previous winter?
(a) On Beaver Tail Lake.
(b) On Caterwaul Creek.
(c) To Knothole Lake.
(d) On Otter Stream.

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

7. 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) Deciduous trees began to shed leaves to make way for new buds.
(c) Red squirrels that chattered from the maple tops.
(d) First geese as they began to fly north.

8. Jim stored all his "treasured things" in an old chest that he kept where?
(a) On the covered porch.
(b) Under the steps.
(c) Out in his shed.
(d) Under his bunk.

9. 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) Rolling hills, many of them very high, with sporadic lakes and few streams.
(c) Rocky mountains, most of them low, with sporadic lakes and streams.
(d) Wooded mountains, most of them low, with many lakes and streams.

10. How was Chief Tibeash's hunting sled curved up in the front?
(a) It was laid upside down over a log with a heavy rock on the the front..
(b) It was steamed slowly over a fire in wet cloth or moss.
(c) It was wedged in-between a tree fork and tied back for pressure.
(d) It was soaked on end in about 4-6 inches of cold water.

11. How many northern lakes had author John J. "Jim" Rowlands said he had seen when he happened upon Cache Lake?
(a) Dozens.
(b) Thousands.
(c) Hundreds.
(d) Millions.

12. Jim chose what site on Cache Lake for his cabin?
(a) A meadow.
(b) An island.
(c) An inlet.
(d) A knoll.

13. What was served at the January picnic under the big spruce?
(a) Turkey, carrots, salad, and cornbread.
(b) Venison steaks, onion rings, potatoes, and biscuits.
(c) Broiled fish, green beans, dumplings, and pie.
(d) Bear steaks, squash, sweet potatoes, and rolls.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The Indian paddle stroke Chief Tibeash used was short, began at the waist, and ended with a thrust from what point?

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

3. Describe the appearance of Chief Tibeash?

4. Jim recalled one Thanksgiving he shared with Chief Tibeash and Hank where what was the only thing wrong?

5. Jim obtained the speeds for a wind gauge he built when he tested it in what manner?

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