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John J. Rowlands
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Jim noted many changes in the ways the Indians lived during the 30 years he had known them, except that most still did what?
(a) Clung to birch bark canoes.
(b) Used hand-made cutting instruments.
(c) Maintained respect for all things in nature.
(d) Wore moccasins year-round.

2. What was described as the greatest mistake a man could make leaving camp without doing?
(a) Packing a full canteen of water.
(b) Taking matches and a knife.
(c) Telling friends the direction one was headed.
(d) Taking one's compass and a knife.

3. Along the edge of Cache Lake to the south grew alder side by side with fish-net willows and what else?
(a) High bush cranberries.
(b) Low vine raspberries.
(c) Wild strawberries.
(d) High bush blueberries.

4. The Indians in the north country referred to January as Kushapawasticanum o Pesim which meant what?
(a) The Lake of No Canoe.
(b) The Moon of Great Cold.
(c) The Sky of Many Stars.
(d) The Time of Sleeping Bear.

5. Jim, who favored what particular bird types, together with Hank made specific styles of houses to attract those they liked?
(a) Always hummingbirds and usually swallows.
(b) Always chickadees and usually cardinals.
(c) Always white doves and usually robins.
(d) Always house wrens and usually bluebirds.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Indians built canoes of birch bark, they sealed the seams with a pitch made from what?

2. Jim described how he made a bread knife from what type of blade?

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

4. What were snow goggles?

5. What time of year was it when Jim first came upon Cache Lake?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Jim observe about the lumberjacks?

2. How was Chief Tibeash identified as the headman of his tribe?

3. What took place as the weather began to get warmer in March?

4. What was Jim reminded of when May arrived?

5. What outdoor event untypical for mid-winter did Jim describe?

6. What did Jim describe he did with his canoe in March?

7. What happened to the ice in Cache Lake when April arrived?

8. What did Jim begin to think about in February?

9. What did the geologist who visited Jim after two years explain to him?

10. What story did Jim relate about a lumberjack he identified as Sam?

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