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

John J. Rowlands
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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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

Living in the outdoors, Jim relied heavily on being prepared. What techniques did he follow for being ready to camp in the winter? What equipment did he bring with him? What was he able to obtain at his campsite? What skills made it comfortable and safe to camp in winter snow and cold?

Essay Topic 2

Jim's' lake had no name when he initially arrived, but he eventually bestowed the name Cache Lake upon it after having given it much thought. What were the reasons he selected that name?

Essay Topic 3

John J. "Jim" Rowlands noted in the Foreword to the Wilderness Edition of his book: "Many readers of Cache Lake Country have told me that its simple philosophy--our way of thinking to get the best out of life--has been helpful in easing the tensions of the hard fast pace of modern civilization." Identify and expound on various examples where this technique was employed by the author.

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