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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 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) Snow owls.
(b) Snow buntings.
(c) Snowbirds.
(d) Snow geese.

2. 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.

3. What was the easiest route to follow in the north country during the winter?
(a) The waterways.
(b) The ridge lines.
(c) The shorelines.
(d) The trails.

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

5. The Cache Lake country was a land of what type of terrain?
(a) Rolling hills, none of them very high, with many lakes and streams.
(b) Rolling hills, many of them very high, with sporadic lakes and few streams.
(c) Wooded mountains, most of them low, with many lakes and streams.
(d) Rocky mountains, most of them low, with sporadic lakes and streams.

6. 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?
(a) West.
(b) East.
(c) Behind.
(d) Ahead.

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

8. Mal de raquette was another term for what?
(a) Frostbite of the foot.
(b) Snow ski pain.
(c) Snowshoe lameness.
(d) Sprained ankle.

9. What was Tripper given a piece of to chew on virtually endlessly?
(a) Moose bone.
(b) Deer bone.
(c) Wood block.
(d) Deer horn.

10. What lightweight metal was recommended for use inside a leather axe sheath to protect it and the blade?
(a) Brass.
(b) Copper.
(c) Aluminum.
(d) Aluminum bronze.

11. What trees in the swamps sheltered the deer and moose during the winter?
(a) Black spruce and birch.
(b) Yellow pine and oak.
(c) Cedar and black spruce.
(d) Cedar and oak.

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

13. Jim made bait rods for fishing from what in February?
(a) Old fencing foils.
(b) Spruce pine sapplings.
(c) Collapsible automobile radio antenas.
(d) Old rifle cleaning rods.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Jim always had a spell of what that generally came on without warning toward the end of an April day?

2. What were snow goggles?

3. Jim's memories of his grandmother having read to him as a youngster from "Swiss Family Robinson" were always stirred by what?

4. The Indians in the north country referred to January as Kushapawasticanum o Pesim which meant what?

5. Jim enjoyed a feeling of danger in which seasonal air?

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