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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. 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 wind gauge at a forest station.
(c) Against a car speedometer when held out the window.
(d) Against a wind gauge at an airport.

2. 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 bucket of packed snow.
(c) A cold spring.
(d) A can of oil.

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

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

5. When Indians built canoes of birch bark, they sealed the seams with a pitch made from what?
(a) 1 part grease and 4 parts spruce gum.
(b) 1 part grease and 8 parts spruce gum.
(c) 1 part grease and 6 parts spruce gum.
(d) 1 part grease and 10 parts spruce gum.

6. Without a heavy pack, what was listed as the average speed one could hike on a good trail?
(a) From 2 to 2.5 miles per hour.
(b) From 2.5 to 3 miles per hour.
(c) From 1.5 to 2 miles per hour.
(d) From 3 to 3.5 miles per hour.

7. How long was it from the time Jim initially happened upon Cache Lake until he first returned?
(a) A week.
(b) A month.
(c) A year.
(d) Several years.

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

9. How did Hank arrive at Cache Lake?
(a) By canoe.
(b) By plane.
(c) By foot.
(d) By a dog sled.

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

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

12. Jim always had a spell of what that generally came on without warning toward the end of an April day?
(a) "Seed-catalogue fever."
(b) "Pet raising raucous."
(c) "Firewood felling frenxy."
(d) `"Roof patching party."

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

14. Jim constructed new furniture during the rainy season in April and provided a diagram to show how he built what?
(a) A split-log table and bench.
(b) An oak and woven cane chair.
(c) An ash bookcase.
(d) A birch and pine swing seat.

15. What mythological figure was January named after that had two faces so he could look ahead and behind simultaneously?
(a) Janus.
(b) Junos.
(c) Janes.
(d) Julian.

Short Answer Questions

1. The best area for partridge in the Cache Lake country was said to have been around where?

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

3. What were noted as the keys to surviving in the wilderness, finding one's way about, and avoiding possible dangers?

4. What was Tripper given a piece of to chew on virtually endlessly?

5. The partridges were said to make a thumping sound that escalated increasingly from a slow drumming to a strange noise similar to what?

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