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. What were noted as the keys to surviving in the wilderness, finding one's way about, and avoiding possible dangers?

2. What was taught as the proper way to land a canoe ashore?

3. Jim's grandfather, a seafaring man, frequently related that those who ventured out without what in their boats were foolish?

4. In Chapter 5, Jim knew it would not be long after the ice broke up that what would happen?

5. The millions of birds that traveled faced a big problem in keeping fed, and accounts for why most stayed where relative to the front tide line?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What did snowshoe lameness result from?

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

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

5. How did Jim come to construct his cabin on Cache Lake?

6. How was Chief Tibeash identified as the headman of his tribe?

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

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

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

10. How did Jim discover Cache Lake?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What procedures were described as basics for ice fishing? What minimal equipment was necessary and how was it to be utilized? Once caught, what procedure was related as to how uncooked fish could be frozen?

Essay Topic 2

Jim went into a fairly lengthy discussion concerning dewdrops. Explain his views of what dew was. How did he suggest one experimented to show how dew formed? What were different locations he suggested one looked closely at dewdrops and the reasons why?

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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