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John J. Rowlands
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Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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 damper.
(b) It was drier.
(c) Below freezing the discomfort held steady if damp.
(d) Below freezing the discomfort held steady if dry.

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

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

4. The man who tamed the moose to pull him around came into town on Saturday nights and tied up, then smoked what as people stared?
(a) Pipe tobacco.
(b) Cigarettes.
(c) Cornsilk.
(d) Cigars.

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

6. Cree Indians viewed the Big Dipper (part of Ursa Major) as the Great Bear constellation, and the three stars in the handle as what?
(a) Cubs.
(b) Hunters.
(c) Paw tracks.
(d) Beehives.

7. Jim named his new husky pup Tripper for what reasons?
(a) As a pup he tripped his owner, and later would take many canoe trips.
(b) As a pup he tripped about, and later would take many sled trips.
(c) As a pup he tripped his owner, and later would take many sled trips.
(d) As a pup he tripped about, and tripped anyone near him.

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

9. What was recommended as the first step in making one's initial pair of moccasins from moose hide?
(a) Draw your footprint outline on a large cardboard piece.
(b) Cut two tie strings approximately twelve inches long.
(c) Make a test pair from old blanket or heavy cloth.
(d) Put your foot on the hide and cut an outline one-half inch larger.

10. Diagrams and discussion reflected which four tools as those essential for wood-carving?
(a) The handsaw, razor, rasp, and file.
(b) The bandsaw, knife, rasp, and hammer.
(c) The coping saw, knife, rasp, and file.
(d) The coping saw, knife, sander, and razor.

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

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

13. What were snow goggles?
(a) Metallic gray sunglasses treated with ultraviolet radiation.
(b) Cardboard or soft pinewood goggles with thin slit cuts for vision.
(c) Blue wraparound glasses treated with ultraviolet radiation.
(d) Goggles with photogray lenses treated with ultraviolet radiation.

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

15. Jim noted that he generally cached his small canoe where?
(a) On Beaver Tail Lake.
(b) On Shining Tree Lake.
(c) On Snow Goose Lake.
(d) On Cache Lake.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why were the wolves on the move in February?

2. What was viewed as the biggest mistake individuals could make regarding their compasses?

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

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

5. What birds were seen as they first flew up and struck weed tops, and then settled and fed on seeds that fell in the snow?

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