Cache Lake Country: Life in the North Woods Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

John J. Rowlands
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Jim stated he one day hoped to glue together thin strips of white holly and dark wood into a block to carve a what?

2. What did the term "cache" mean?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Jim recall when he made one visit to Hank's in January?

2. What was one way Chief Tibeash liked to demonstrate how good a woodsman he was to Jim?

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

4. What did Jim, Hank, and Chief Tibeash decorate outside every Christmas?

5. What was Jim reminded of when May arrived?

6. What did snowshoe lameness result from?

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

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

9. Why did Jim view August as among the best times to travel?

10. How did Jim take the reader through the change of seasons?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Jim stipulated that canoe paddles varied as people did, and he had recommendations as to how one should be constructed. What requirements did he stipulate regarding the "blank" from which a paddle was to be made? What were dimensions of different paddle types? What tools were used? What were the steps involved? What did Rowlands advise about the care of a paddle?

Essay Topic 2

Why did Jim view patience as a necessary capacity required to live together with the Indians? How did they view time? How were they capable of acting with astonishing speed without rushing around?

Essay Topic 3

How did Jim know that the sap had begun? What processes did he, Hank, and Chief Tibeash follow in collecting sap and producing syrup and sugar? How did their ways differ from earlier Indian approaches? What recommendations were offered? What RESPECTIVE quantities of sap did it take to yield a gallon of syrup and a pound of sugar?

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