Cache Lake Country: Life in the North Woods Test | Final 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 was the main rule in a form of football that Indians played with a wood chip initially buried in an area between 2 goal sticks at each end?

2. What did the beavers store in the mud beneath their ponds as food for the winter?

3. Jim noted the distance from his cabin to Faraway See Hill, where he and Chief Tibeash looked over the fall colors annually, was what?

4. How was a mattress that was ordered from a catalog transported to Cache Lake?

5. What did Hank once make a model of?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was it Chief Tibeash explained to Jim about the tracks of a large dog wolf revealed?

2. What did Jim note about a deer mouse in his cabin he viewed as his pet?

3. What did Indians that left their summer lake sites generally take back with them to northern trapping grounds?

4. How did the Indians construct their stilts?

5. How was the game of snow-snakes played?

6. What did Jim note about the two young men who visited Hank by canoe?

7. What was noted about blisters?

8. What did Jim describe about tent options?

9. Why did Jim observe June to have been a good family month in the woods?

10. What were some points Jim noted about photograph blinds?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

Examine how Jim raised Tripper. What was his purpose in obtaining this dog? What steps did he go through in raising Tripper for that function? How did Jim accomplish his goal given that Old Wolf was still on hand?

Essay Topic 3

Examine the bear hunt that Jim went on with Chief Tibeash and two young Indians. What was different in regard to the manner that Chief Tibeash approached the hunt? How did he view the bear and other animals? What was significant regarding the Chief's actions subsequent to killing the bear?

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