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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. If one did not have a compass, what was suggested one could use?
(a) The wind and clouds.
(b) The wind and sun.
(c) The clouds and rocks.
(d) The sun and rocks.

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

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

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) Cigarettes.
(b) Cornsilk.
(c) Pipe tobacco.
(d) Cigars.

5. The millions of birds that traveled faced a big problem in keeping fed, and accounts for why most stayed where relative to the front tide line?
(a) West.
(b) East.
(c) Ahead.
(d) Behind.

6. What was related to have been some of the fun when ice fishing?
(a) Playing a harmonica while sitting and fishing.
(b) Fishing near a buddy and trading tales.
(c) Cutting an ice hole likely to yield fish.
(d) Locating a place to promptly cook the catch.

7. Jim stated he one day hoped to glue together thin strips of white holly and dark wood into a block to carve a what?
(a) Panda bear.
(b) Dalmatian.
(c) Skunk.
(d) Zebra.

8. 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 cracks upon returning outside.
(c) Quickly warmed cold metal sweats and freezes upon returning outside.
(d) Quickly warmed cold metal could fire spontaneously.

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

10. What board that was free of knots and had a straight grain was said to have been the right stock to make a light paddle from?
(a) Oak.
(b) Elm.
(c) Ash.
(d) Spruce.

11. What was described as the greatest mistake a man could make leaving camp without doing?
(a) Telling friends the direction one was headed.
(b) Taking matches and a knife.
(c) Taking one's compass and a knife.
(d) Packing a full canteen of water.

12. 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.

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

14. What was viewed as the biggest mistake individuals could make regarding their compasses?
(a) To become suspicious of them.
(b) Place them on the ground.
(c) Hold them too far away.
(d) Set them on logs or stumps.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. 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?

2. What was the term used when the early morning mist that hung over the lake was referred to?

3. Wolves were heard at Cache Lake in February, but not as much as at what other location?

4. Jim constructed new furniture during the rainy season in April and provided a diagram to show how he built what?

5. Jim related the story of a man who fed, tamed, and finally broke to harness a calf bull moose that pulled his what?

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