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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

11. Why was it recommended to leave one's rifle outside the camp in freezing weather instead of bringing it in where it was warm?
(a) Quickly warmed cold metal sweats and chips upon returning outside.
(b) Quickly warmed cold metal sweats and freezes upon returning outside.
(c) Quickly warmed cold metal sweats and cracks upon returning outside.
(d) Quickly warmed cold metal could fire spontaneously.

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

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

14. It was noted that when one worked hard in the woods, it brought with it a natural craving for what taste preference?
(a) Salt.
(b) Bitter.
(c) Sour.
(d) Sweet.

15. 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 bucket of packed snow.
(b) A can of oil.
(c) A pail of tree sap.
(d) A cold spring.

Short Answer Questions

1. Jim stored all his "treasured things" in an old chest that he kept where?

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

3. What did the term "cache" mean?

4. Spring was a good time for casting animal tracks as the wet ground made nice prints, especially when found where?

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

(see the answer keys)

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