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

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

3. What time of year was it when Jim first came upon Cache Lake?
(a) Early June.
(b) Early January.
(c) Early September.
(d) Early March.

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

5. Jim viewed frogs to be good for what?
(a) Eating annoying insects.
(b) Providing comfort in their croaks.
(c) Fish bait.
(d) Proving yummy frogs legs.

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

7. Jim chose what site on Cache Lake for his cabin?
(a) An island.
(b) A knoll.
(c) A meadow.
(d) An inlet.

8. The Indians in the north country referred to January as Kushapawasticanum o Pesim which meant what?
(a) The Moon of Great Cold.
(b) The Lake of No Canoe.
(c) The Time of Sleeping Bear.
(d) The Sky of Many Stars.

9. 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 compass.
(d) A fresh water supply.

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

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

12. Jim constructed new furniture during the rainy season in April and provided a diagram to show how he built what?
(a) A birch and pine swing seat.
(b) An oak and woven cane chair.
(c) An ash bookcase.
(d) A split-log table and bench.

13. What was described as a good way to store fish in the winter?
(a) Frozen in the ice.
(b) Dried and smoked.
(c) Wrapped in leaves and bark.
(d) Pickled in vinegar.

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

15. The scent of what animals troubled deer and moose the most?
(a) Skunks.
(b) Bears.
(c) Wolves.
(d) Wild boars.

Short Answer Questions

1. Without a heavy pack, what was listed as the average speed one could hike on a good trail?

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

3. How many different ways to construct a candle lantern from a can were diagrammed?

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

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

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