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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. Why were the wolves on the move in February?
(a) Wet snow made prey easier to track.
(b) Deep snow made prey harder to get.
(c) Dry snow made prey harder to track.
(d) Deep snow made prey easier to get.

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

3. 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) Cigars.
(c) Cornsilk.
(d) Cigarettes.

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

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

6. What Indian game was diagrammed and described that Chief Tibeash was a champion of as a boy, and shot stones and arrows?
(a) A sling stick.
(b) A slingshot.
(c) A bow.
(d) A crossbow.

7. When the sap was running freely, how many gallons were obtained per day from a good tree?
(a) 3 to 4.
(b) 1 to 2.
(c) Up to 1.
(d) 2 to 3.

8. 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) Zebra.
(d) Skunk.

9. Jim recommended which tool as the most valuable in the woods?
(a) Your gun.
(b) Your knife.
(c) Your compass.
(d) Your axe.

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

11. What was the term used when the early morning mist that hung over the lake was referred to?
(a) "Phantom fog."
(b) "Translucent silk."
(c) "Ghosts' breath."
(d) "Spiderweb."

12. Jim and Hank ventured to the dam located where each spring to determine how the beaver had fared the previous winter?
(a) On Caterwaul Creek.
(b) To Knothole Lake.
(c) On Beaver Tail Lake.
(d) On Otter Stream.

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

14. What did Jim relate was the reason it had been difficult to find Chief Tibeash despite his many efforts?
(a) Indians did not leave forwarding addresses.
(b) The north country was very rugged and heavily wooded.
(c) Chief Tibeash had moved away for a time.
(d) The north country was a sparsely populated area.

15. What was used as a measuring wheel to construct a rough map?
(a) A buggy wheel set between a sapling's forks.
(b) A barrel hoop set between a sapling's forks.
(c) A front wheel and fork of an adult bicycle.
(d) A wheel barrow minus the tub and rear support legs.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. Jim wrote about a young man that once blazed a trail on the side he came from, and might have been lost on his return if he had not done what?

4. What type of rivets did Hank use when he made a new sheath for his hunting knife?

5. Great horned mother owls have nested in late February with the young beneath the mother's wings and covered in what color fuzz?

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