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. An unpleasant smell that sometimes indicated the approach of nasty weather was the rainy, earthy odor noticed prior, especially where?
(a) On high, open watersheds.
(b) On high, heavily wooded ridge lines.
(c) Near marshy places or muddy ponds.
(d) Along a rocky, quickly moving rivers.

2. It was suggested that "butterflies seem to dress to suit" what?
(a) The temperature.
(b) The amount of sun.
(c) The season.
(d) The time of day.

3. It was noted that tree swallows ate what else beyond insects as few other swallows did?
(a) Tadpoles.
(b) Berries.
(c) Nuts.
(d) Minnows.

4. Jim noted the distance from his cabin to Faraway See Hill, where he and Chief Tibeash looked over the fall colors annually, was what?
(a) 5 miles straightaway, 8 by trail.
(b) 4 miles straightaway, 7 by trail.
(c) 3 miles straightaway, 6 by trail.
(d) 2 miles straightaway, 5 by trail.

5. Benasee Jewan, the Indian term for September, meant what?
(a) "The Moon When the Birds Fly Away."
(b) "The Leaves Change Color and Fall."
(c) "The Northern Lights Begin to Play."
(d) "The Moon Before Snow Arrives."

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

7. Jim like a balsam bed when he camped, but suggested one might use what?
(a) A hammock.
(b) A folding cot.
(c) An air mattress.
(d) A feather bed.

8. Jim built a pot that made a little fuel go far like one he read about used in what country where a handful of grass cooked a whole pot of stew?
(a) Mongolia.
(b) Afghanistan.
(c) South Africa.
(d) Tibet.

9. It was said that mosquito netting was too course to keep out what?
(a) Cockroaches.
(b) Black flies.
(c) Beetles.
(d) Fireflies.

10. When shoes began to chafe, what was suggested as a means to prevent the almost certain accompanying blister?
(a) Wear a pair of wool socks over a pair of cotton.
(b) Cover chafing point with a moist green leaf.
(c) Rub candle wax on sock where it chafes.
(d) Rub candle wax inside shoe where it chafes.

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

12. Instead of the usual runners constructed of split ash, two old skis made of what wood were used for Tripper's sled?
(a) Elm.
(b) Oak.
(c) Hickory.
(d) Maple.

13. What was given as the reason there was always something of interest that went on at Cache Lake?
(a) Tripper was a comical treat to have around.
(b) It was never known what Hank would do next.
(c) Wild animals always provided more to learn about.
(d) Chief Tibeash was always teaching a new skill.

14. How was a mattress that was ordered from a catalog transported to Cache Lake?
(a) Stretched centered and lashed atop the wings of a pontoon plane.
(b) Rolled tightly inside a pontoon plane cabin.
(c) Lashed like a horseshoe over the back of a pack mule.
(d) Rolled tightly around a long pole that rested on two men's shoulders.

15. Jim ranked his fishing skills from best to worst in what order?
(a) Fly-casting, trolling, bait rod.
(b) Trolling, fly-casting, bait rod.
(c) Trolling, bait rod, fly-casting.
(d) Bait rod, fly-casting, troling.

Short Answer Questions

1. When traveling in August, what food was suggested one could rely on obtaining by "living off the land" to supplement rations taken?

2. Jim tried to do what if a thunderstorm came up when he was on the lake in his canoe?

3. How long was a side of bacon hung in the smokehouse?

4. Diagrams and instructions were provided on how to construct what pair of aids for making one's way across the frozen lakes?

5. 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?

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