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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. Why were the wolves on the move in February?
(a) Deep snow made prey easier to get.
(b) Deep snow made prey harder to get.
(c) Dry snow made prey harder to track.
(d) Wet snow made prey easier to track.

2. Without a heavy pack, what was listed as the average speed one could hike on a good trail?
(a) From 3 to 3.5 miles per hour.
(b) From 1.5 to 2 miles per hour.
(c) From 2.5 to 3 miles per hour.
(d) From 2 to 2.5 miles per hour.

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

4. What was recommended as the first step in making one's initial pair of moccasins from moose hide?
(a) Cut two tie strings approximately twelve inches long.
(b) Make a test pair from old blanket or heavy cloth.
(c) Draw your footprint outline on a large cardboard piece.
(d) Put your foot on the hide and cut an outline one-half inch larger.

5. 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 could fire spontaneously.
(b) Quickly warmed cold metal sweats and freezes upon returning outside.
(c) Quickly warmed cold metal sweats and cracks upon returning outside.
(d) Quickly warmed cold metal sweats and chips upon returning outside.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why did the cold in the north country not feel as uncomfortable as that further south if the right clothes were worn?

2. The scent of what animals troubled deer and moose the most?

3. Hank sometimes made his own candles when he used the bark slipped from what small decayed saplings to mold them?

4. Cree Indians viewed the Big Dipper (part of Ursa Major) as the Great Bear constellation, and the three stars in the handle as what?

5. What was suggested as one way of getting ahead when one worked through new wood?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What sort of month was May for Jim?

4. What happened after Chief Tibeash told Jim about an Indian who owned some husky pups?

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

6. What did Jim discuss related to the canoe trip he and his comrades planned?

7. What did Jim observe about the lumberjacks?

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

9. What did snowshoe lameness result from?

10. How did Jim view the stars he saw at night?

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