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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 stated he one day hoped to glue together thin strips of white holly and dark wood into a block to carve a what?
(a) Dalmatian.
(b) Panda bear.
(c) Skunk.
(d) Zebra.

2. 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.

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

4. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

12. What board that was free of knots and had a straight grain was said to have been the right stock to make a light paddle from?
(a) Ash.
(b) Spruce.
(c) Elm.
(d) Oak.

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

14. 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 owls.
(c) Snow buntings.
(d) Snow geese.

15. How long was it from the time Jim initially happened upon Cache Lake until he first returned?
(a) A year.
(b) A week.
(c) Several years.
(d) A month.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was served at the January picnic under the big spruce?

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

3. The French Canadian ovens described were made of mortar or clay on a cedar log or stone foundation, and were built how tall?

4. What time of year was it when Jim first came upon Cache Lake?

5. Jim had observed too many woodsmen suffering from what, to know that one could not abuse one's stomach without paying a price?

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