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John J. Rowlands
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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Hank sometimes made his own candles when he used the bark slipped from what small decayed saplings to mold them?
(a) Fir.
(b) Ash.
(c) Maple.
(d) Birch.

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

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

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

5. How did Chief Tibeash regard Hank?
(a) He initially disliked, but later liked him.
(b) He initially liked, but later disliked him.
(c) He strongly liked him.
(d) He strongly disliked him.

6. The Indian paddle stroke Chief Tibeash used was short, began at the waist, and ended with a thrust from what point?
(a) The shoulders.
(b) The wrists.
(c) The cross arm.
(d) The biceps.

7. Wolves were heard at Cache Lake in February, but not as much as at what other location?
(a) Snow Goose Lake.
(b) Knothole Lake.
(c) Shining Tree Lake.
(d) Thunder Lake.

8. 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 hidden storage place for provisions.
(d) A semi-permanent encampment.

9. What was the Indian term for partridges?
(a) Nimiteh.
(b) Ben-asee.
(c) Yaxkin-ben.
(d) Chaskasee.

10. When the sap was running freely, how many gallons were obtained per day from a good tree?
(a) 2 to 3.
(b) 3 to 4.
(c) Up to 1.
(d) 1 to 2.

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

12. What Indian game was diagrammed and described that Chief Tibeash was a champion of as a boy, and shot stones and arrows?
(a) A slingshot.
(b) A bow.
(c) A sling stick.
(d) A crossbow.

13. 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.

14. Jim wrote about a young man that once blazed a trail on the side he came from, and might have been lost on his return if he had not done what?
(a) Followed a creek downstream to a lake and found his way.
(b) Carried a map and compass to find his way out.
(c) Frequently looked behind himself upon his return.
(d) Located a landmark on a hill behind himself.

15. How was dynamite used to break up a log jam?
(a) It was thrown from a boat that sped off.
(b) It was tied to a long pole and rammed into it.
(c) It was thrown toward it from the shore.
(d) It was dropped from a small plane flying over.

Short Answer Questions

1. How was Chief Tibeash's hunting sled curved up in the front?

2. Cree Indians viewed the Big Dipper (part of Ursa Major) as the Great Bear constellation, and the three stars in the handle as what?

3. March was not spring yet as Cache Lake was full of ice and there were how many feet of snow?

4. Beyond wire springs, a diagram of one way a leather camp bellows could be made indicated what might be used to keep them expanded?

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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