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John J. Rowlands
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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

5. The partridges were said to make a thumping sound that escalated increasingly from a slow drumming to a strange noise similar to what?
(a) A crackling.
(b) A rolling beat.
(c) An applause.
(d) A snapping.

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

7. The best area for partridge in the Cache Lake country was said to have been around where?
(a) Faraway See Hill.
(b) Manitoupeepagee River.
(c) Porcupine Ridge.
(d) Jumping Sand Springs.

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

9. Beyond wire springs, a diagram of one way a leather camp bellows could be made indicated what might be used to keep them expanded?
(a) Willow.
(b) Oak.
(c) Walnut.
(d) Elm.

10. What were snow goggles?
(a) Cardboard or soft pinewood goggles with thin slit cuts for vision.
(b) Goggles with photogray lenses treated with ultraviolet radiation.
(c) Metallic gray sunglasses treated with ultraviolet radiation.
(d) Blue wraparound glasses treated with ultraviolet radiation.

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

12. When Indians built canoes of birch bark, they sealed the seams with a pitch made from what?
(a) 1 part grease and 8 parts spruce gum.
(b) 1 part grease and 6 parts spruce gum.
(c) 1 part grease and 10 parts spruce gum.
(d) 1 part grease and 4 parts spruce gum.

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

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

15. 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.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did Hank arrive at Cache Lake?

2. 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?

3. Spring was a good time for casting animal tracks as the wet ground made nice prints, especially when found where?

4. How many northern lakes had author John J. "Jim" Rowlands said he had seen when he happened upon Cache Lake?

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

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