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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. 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 handsaw, razor, rasp, and file.
(d) The coping saw, knife, sander, and razor.

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) Taking matches and a knife.
(c) Taking one's compass and a knife.
(d) Packing a full canteen of water.

3. 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) Observing things closely and watching the sun.
(c) Common sense and observing everything closely.
(d) Learn from those before you and simply apply the lessons.

4. What was suggested as the first step to dry moccasins?
(a) Place them near the stove.
(b) Rub them with moose fat.
(c) Scrape out the moisture.
(d) Stuff them with bent birch twigs.

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

6. 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.

7. 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.

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

9. Jim recalled one Thanksgiving he shared with Chief Tibeash and Hank where what was the only thing wrong?
(a) It was two weeks early.
(b) It was a week early.
(c) It was two weeks late.
(d) It was a month late.

10. 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) Spruce.
(b) Oak.
(c) Ash.
(d) Elm.

11. Jim had observed too many woodsmen suffering from what, to know that one could not abuse one's stomach without paying a price?
(a) "Misery in the innards."
(b) "Gale in the gut."
(c) "Bursting in the belly."
(d) "Storming in the stomach."

12. Cree Indians viewed the Big Dipper (part of Ursa Major) as the Great Bear constellation, and the three stars in the handle as what?
(a) Cubs.
(b) Beehives.
(c) Hunters.
(d) Paw tracks.

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

14. What was taught as the proper way to land a canoe ashore?
(a) Get out in the water to lift the bow ashore.
(b) Broadside.
(c) Stern on.
(d) Bow on.

15. It took how many gallons of sap from a maple to yield a good pound of sugar?
(a) 1 to 3.
(b) 2 to 4.
(c) 4 to 6.
(d) 3 to 5.

Short Answer Questions

1. Along the edge of Cache Lake to the south grew alder side by side with fish-net willows and what else?

2. 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?

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

4. What was the term used when the early morning mist that hung over the lake was referred to?

5. Jim obtained the speeds for a wind gauge he built when he tested it in what manner?

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