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John J. Rowlands
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Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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) Millions.
(d) Hundreds.

2. The stars on February nights were compared with sparkling jewels of what color on a black background?
(a) Gold.
(b) Silver.
(c) Blue-white.
(d) Pure white.

3. What was suggested as one way of getting ahead when one worked through new wood?
(a) Hindsight.
(b) Trails.
(c) Tree marks.
(d) Binoculars.

4. Jim's memories of his grandmother having read to him as a youngster from "Swiss Family Robinson" were always stirred by what?
(a) The breeze when it stirred the trees.
(b) His whistling kettle when he boiled water.
(c) The rain when it dropped on his tin roof.
(d) The creaking of his chair when he rocked in it.

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

6. The French Canadian ovens described were made of mortar or clay on a cedar log or stone foundation, and were built how tall?
(a) 18-20".
(b) 6-8".
(c) Waist-high.
(d) 12-14".

7. How was dynamite used to break up a log jam?
(a) It was thrown from a boat that sped off.
(b) It was dropped from a small plane flying over.
(c) It was tied to a long pole and rammed into it.
(d) It was thrown toward it from the shore.

8. For what purpose did Chief Tibeash fell dead trees when camping?
(a) For fires as standing dead trees were drier than timber on the ground.
(b) For spirits as dead trees left standing brought rain and bad luck.
(c) For camp perimeter as drier dead trees cracked louder and awakened.
(d) For shelter as drier, standing dead trees repelled more moisture.

9. The partridges were said to make a thumping sound that escalated increasingly from a slow drumming to a strange noise similar to what?
(a) A rolling beat.
(b) A snapping.
(c) A crackling.
(d) An applause.

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

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

12. 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) Clung to birch bark canoes.
(b) Wore moccasins year-round.
(c) Maintained respect for all things in nature.
(d) Used hand-made cutting instruments.

13. 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.

14. Indians in the north country believed what had a spirit?
(a) Every mammal and many trees.
(b) Everything.
(c) Every mammal, bird, and fish.
(d) Every living thing.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Without a heavy pack, what was listed as the average speed one could hike on a good trail?

2. For sleeping in the open during winter, it was stated there was nothing to equal what kind of a robe?

3. Hank sometimes made his own candles when he used the bark slipped from what small decayed saplings to mold them?

4. How many different ways to construct a candle lantern from a can were diagrammed?

5. Mal de raquette was another term for what?

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