Cache Lake Country: Life in the North Woods Test | 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. Describe the appearance of Chief Tibeash?

2. How did Hank arrive at Cache Lake?

3. March was not spring yet as Cache Lake was full of ice and there were how many feet of snow?

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

5. What board that was free of knots and had a straight grain was said to have been the right stock to make a light paddle from?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What did Jim observe about the lumberjacks?

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

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

5. What did snowshoe lameness result from?

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

7. What fundamental information did Jim relate about wolves?

8. What observations did Jim provide in regard to camping outdoors in cold weather?

9. Why was January a time of rest in nature?

10. What was noted about March regarding animals?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following 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

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?

Essay Topic 3

As anyone could get lost, Jim stressed the benefit of a compass. What were means of improvising a compass if one was not available? How were various natural guides used to aid in the determination of direction? What was the guideline Jim recommended before one set out?

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