Cache Lake Country: Life in the North Woods Test | Final Test - Easy

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 did Chief Tibeash refer to deep-water trolling using copper wire 100 yards long and a single pound sinker?
(a) "Ration fishing."
(b) "Provision fishing."
(c) "Stock fishing."
(d) "Supply fishing."

2. Conifers bear evergreen needles and cones, while deciduous shed leaves annually. Which 3 were called "deciduous conifer"?
(a) Balsam fir, eastern hemlock, and tamarack.
(b) Tamarack, hackmatack, and black larch.
(c) Larch, western juniper, and black fir.
(d) Northern pine, balsam fir, and weeping willow.

3. September days were described as often having been clear and feeling what?
(a) Cold.
(b) Cool.
(c) Warm.
(d) Hot.

4. November included many gray days with heavy rolling clouds that reminded Chief Tibeash of what animals?
(a) Big hunting wolf packs.
(b) Great migrating caribou herds.
(c) Giant schools of Great Lakes fish.
(d) Large flocks of gray geese.

5. What was recommended about magnetizing needles?
(a) Do large ones north-south, small ones south-north.
(b) Always magnetize but the direction did not matter.
(c) Always do all of them in the same direction.
(d) Do small ones north-south, large ones south-north.

6. What were other terms used to refer to cedar waxwings in Cache Lake country?
(a) Redbreast or cedar birds.
(b) Cherry or redwing birds.
(c) Cedar or cherry birds.
(d) Redwing or redbreast birds.

7. The company's plane made its last flight in November until the lake ice was solid and it could land with what equipment?
(a) Skis on snow-cushioned lake ice.
(b) Wheels on snow-cleared lake ice.
(c) Wheels on snow-cushioned lake ice.
(d) Skis on snow-cleared lake ice.

8. Jim advised that Chief Tibeash instructed him wild animals relied on what 3 senses to protect themselves?
(a) Sight, smell, and taste.
(b) Hearing, taste, and touch.
(c) Hearing, sight, and smell.
(d) Sight, smell, and touch.

9. Jim noted that Chief Tibeash eyed everything when on the trail and walked as quietly as what animal?
(a) An deer.
(b) A lynx.
(c) A coyote.
(d) An ostrich.

10. Chief Tibeash dried fish in the sun, removed the gills and eyes, then wrapped them well separated in dry moss to keep them for how long?
(a) For the following morning.
(b) Later that night.
(c) 3 days.
(d) 1-2 days.

11. Why was August identified as the most favorable time for traveling in the north woods?
(a) Black flies, mosquitoes, and midges were nearly gone.
(b) The weather tended to be comfortable with cooling days.
(c) Days and nights were warm and usually settled.
(d) It was the harvest season with cool days and nights.

12. In September, the Indians who had arrived for the summer headed where at this time?
(a) North for trapping grounds.
(b) South for warmer weather.
(c) East for coastal waters.
(d) West for caves.

13. Jim related how he once capsized when he canoed about 5 days out from civilization, but he kept his matches dry how?
(a) In a wax paper package.
(b) In a small watertight bottle.
(c) In a plastic container.
(d) In a sap covered matchbox.

14. Jim saw what animals as they escaped not far ahead of a forest fire as it approached a lake he had sought for refuge?
(a) Dozens of rabbits, deer, skunks, and several bear.
(b) Hundreds of rabbits, deer, snakes, and several bear.
(c) A few rabbits, deer, porcupines, a moose and two bear.
(d) Hundreds of rabbits, deer, porcupines, and two bear.

15. Where was it noted the lightning bugs did not fly so much?
(a) In the open places.
(b) Over rocky areas.
(c) Along the shoreline.
(d) Over the open water.

Short Answer Questions

1. Teams often left their logging camps around what time, with only the cook and his crew remaining?

2. Instead of the usual runners constructed of split ash, two old skis made of what wood were used for Tripper's sled?

3. Although hard on the shoulders, how was it suggested paddles might be lashed for portaging a canoe?

4. An unpleasant smell that sometimes indicated the approach of nasty weather was the rainy, earthy odor noticed prior, especially where?

5. Benasee Jewan, the Indian term for September, meant what?

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