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

2. What were the little wooden pipes used to tap sugar maples for sap called?
(a) Spills.
(b) Spiles.
(c) Splits.
(d) Spikes.

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

4. Indians in the north country believed what had a spirit?
(a) Everything.
(b) Every mammal, bird, and fish.
(c) Every living thing.
(d) Every mammal and many trees.

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

6. Great horned mother owls have nested in late February with the young beneath the mother's wings and covered in what color fuzz?
(a) Brown.
(b) Cream.
(c) Pink.
(d) Snow white.

7. 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?
(a) Snowbirds.
(b) Snow geese.
(c) Snow buntings.
(d) Snow owls.

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

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

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

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

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

13. The stars on February nights were compared with sparkling jewels of what color on a black background?
(a) Gold.
(b) Silver.
(c) Blue-white.
(d) Pure white.

14. What did the term "cache" mean?
(a) A semi-permanent encampment.
(b) A canoe made from tree branches, bark, and gum.
(c) A hidden storage place for provisions.
(d) A magnetized piece of metal serving as a compass.

15. Jim noted the snow that remained in May beneath a shaggy spruce behind his cabin reminded him of what?
(a) "A rocket launch with smoke gushing out beneath it."
(b) "A megaphone left behind by a college cheerleader."
(c) "A giant piece of chocolate and vanilla candy corn."
(d) "A dingy white collar on a man who needs a hair cut."

Short Answer Questions

1. 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?

2. Jim recalled one Thanksgiving he shared with Chief Tibeash and Hank where what was the only thing wrong?

3. Jim noted that he generally cached his small canoe where?

4. What did Jim relate was the reason it had been difficult to find Chief Tibeash despite his many efforts?

5. What trees in the swamps sheltered the deer and moose during the winter?

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