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John J. Rowlands
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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. Jim enjoyed a feeling of danger in which seasonal air?
(a) Hot summer.
(b) Deep winter.
(c) Cool spring.
(d) Cold autumn.

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

5. March was the start of the transition into the spring season, one sign of which was what?
(a) Stormy weather that came in like a lamb and went out as a lion.
(b) Red squirrels that chattered from the maple tops.
(c) Deciduous trees began to shed leaves to make way for new buds.
(d) First geese as they began to fly north.

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

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

8. What is viewed "only in terms of useless effort for which there is nothing to show" by Indians?
(a) Time.
(b) Poetry.
(c) Geologic science.
(d) Tobacco smoking.

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

10. Jim obtained the speeds for a wind gauge he built when he tested it in what manner?
(a) Against a car speedometer when held out the window.
(b) Against a wind gauge at a forest station.
(c) Against a wind gauge at a high school science lab.
(d) Against a wind gauge at an airport.

11. 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) Always bring a compass and extra food.
(c) Observing things closely and watching the sun.
(d) Learn from those before you and simply apply the lessons.

12. 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 tripped anyone near him.
(c) As a pup he tripped his owner, and later would take many sled trips.
(d) As a pup he tripped about, and later would take many sled trips.

13. Along the edge of Cache Lake to the south grew alder side by side with fish-net willows and what else?
(a) Wild strawberries.
(b) High bush cranberries.
(c) Low vine raspberries.
(d) High bush blueberries.

14. For what purpose did Chief Tibeash fell dead trees when camping?
(a) For camp perimeter as drier dead trees cracked louder and awakened.
(b) For fires as standing dead trees were drier than timber on the ground.
(c) For spirits as dead trees left standing brought rain and bad luck.
(d) For shelter as drier, standing dead trees repelled more moisture.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The Indian paddle stroke Chief Tibeash used was short, began at the waist, and ended with a thrust from what point?

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

3. What was recommended as the first step in making one's initial pair of moccasins from moose hide?

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

5. What was used as a measuring wheel to construct a rough map?

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