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

2. How did Hank arrive at Cache Lake?
(a) By a dog sled.
(b) By foot.
(c) By canoe.
(d) By plane.

3. Why did the cold in the north country not feel as uncomfortable as that further south if the right clothes were worn?
(a) Below freezing the discomfort held steady if damp.
(b) It was drier.
(c) Below freezing the discomfort held steady if dry.
(d) It was damper.

4. When Indians built canoes of birch bark, they sealed the seams with a pitch made from what?
(a) 1 part grease and 8 parts spruce gum.
(b) 1 part grease and 6 parts spruce gum.
(c) 1 part grease and 10 parts spruce gum.
(d) 1 part grease and 4 parts spruce gum.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. After owls have gulped their food down whole and it has digested, what was the next step for bones and fur?

2. Jim stored all his "treasured things" in an old chest that he kept where?

3. What mythological figure was January named after that had two faces so he could look ahead and behind simultaneously?

4. What were noted as the keys to surviving in the wilderness, finding one's way about, and avoiding possible dangers?

5. Spring was a good time for casting animal tracks as the wet ground made nice prints, especially when found where?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What was Jim reminded of when May arrived?

5. What sort of month was May for Jim?

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

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

8. What was it Jim observed about him and his comrades as they made their way in the March snow around Cache Lake?

9. What did snowshoe lameness result from?

10. What was the relevance of time for Jim at Cache Lake?

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