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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 birds were seen as they first flew up and struck weed tops, and then settled and fed on seeds that fell in the snow?
(a) Snow owls.
(b) Snow buntings.
(c) Snowbirds.
(d) Snow geese.

2. What lightweight metal was recommended for use inside a leather axe sheath to protect it and the blade?
(a) Aluminum.
(b) Copper.
(c) Brass.
(d) Aluminum bronze.

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

4. What did Jim relate was the reason it had been difficult to find Chief Tibeash despite his many efforts?
(a) The north country was very rugged and heavily wooded.
(b) The north country was a sparsely populated area.
(c) Chief Tibeash had moved away for a time.
(d) Indians did not leave forwarding addresses.

5. Jim wrote about a young man that once blazed a trail on the side he came from, and might have been lost on his return if he had not done what?
(a) Carried a map and compass to find his way out.
(b) Located a landmark on a hill behind himself.
(c) Frequently looked behind himself upon his return.
(d) Followed a creek downstream to a lake and found his way.

Short Answer Questions

1. Jim noted that he generally cached his small canoe where?

2. How many northern lakes had author John J. "Jim" Rowlands said he had seen when he happened upon Cache Lake?

3. Great horned mother owls have nested in late February with the young beneath the mother's wings and covered in what color fuzz?

4. If one did not have a compass, what was suggested one could use?

5. Why were the wolves on the move in February?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. What was Jim reminded of when May arrived?

6. What sort of month was May for Jim?

7. What did Jim and Chief Tibeash agree upon regarding food?

8. What did those in Cache Lake Country do to obtain sap in March?

9. What were Jim's plans for his garden in April?

10. How did Jim discover Cache Lake?

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