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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. Hank sometimes made his own candles when he used the bark slipped from what small decayed saplings to mold them?
(a) Ash.
(b) Fir.
(c) Maple.
(d) Birch.

2. 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.

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

4. What type of rivets did Hank use when he made a new sheath for his hunting knife?
(a) Stainless steel.
(b) Aircraft aluminum.
(c) Brass.
(d) Copper.

5. How many different ways to construct a candle lantern from a can were diagrammed?
(a) 3.
(b) 1.
(c) 4.
(d) 2.

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

7. What was suggested as the first step to dry moccasins?
(a) Stuff them with bent birch twigs.
(b) Scrape out the moisture.
(c) Rub them with moose fat.
(d) Place them near the stove.

8. The Cache Lake country was a land of what type of terrain?
(a) Wooded mountains, most of them low, with many lakes and streams.
(b) Rolling hills, many of them very high, with sporadic lakes and few streams.
(c) Rolling hills, none of them very high, with many lakes and streams.
(d) Rocky mountains, most of them low, with sporadic lakes and streams.

9. What was the easiest route to follow in the north country during the winter?
(a) The ridge lines.
(b) The trails.
(c) The shorelines.
(d) The waterways.

10. Spring was a good time for casting animal tracks as the wet ground made nice prints, especially when found where?
(a) In sand.
(b) In mud.
(c) In loose soil.
(d) In clay.

11. Describe the appearance of Chief Tibeash?
(a) Medium, flacid, and having infirm, aged muscles.
(b) Small, lean, and having tough, strong muscles.
(c) Large, stout, and having flabby, weak muscles.
(d) Tall, lean, and having tough, strong muscles.

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

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

14. 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) Waist-high.
(c) 18-20".
(d) 6-8".

15. Jim's grandfather, a seafaring man, frequently related that those who ventured out without what in their boats were foolish?
(a) A compass.
(b) A fresh water supply.
(c) A flashlight.
(d) A handgun.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Indians built canoes of birch bark, they sealed the seams with a pitch made from what?

2. Jim chose what site on Cache Lake for his cabin?

3. March was the start of the transition into the spring season, one sign of which was what?

4. What mythological figure was January named after that had two faces so he could look ahead and behind simultaneously?

5. Indians in the north country believed what had a spirit?

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