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. Jim ranked his fishing skills from best to worst in what order?

2. When he tracked a bear in light snow and saw it wandered here and there, Chief Tibeash said that indicated it had likely done what?

3. An unpleasant smell that sometimes indicated the approach of nasty weather was the rainy, earthy odor noticed prior, especially where?

4. Benasee Jewan, the Indian term for September, meant what?

5. How many steps were shown in how to heft a heavy pack onto one's back?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How did the Indians construct their stilts?

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

5. What was the reason Jim carried needles?

6. What did Jim note about their canoes as the men's camping trip approached?

7. What did Jim have to say about fishing on the camping trip with Chief Tibeash and Hank?

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

9. What did Jim describe about tent options?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following 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 was proud of making do with what he had at hand, and he frequently constructed things himself. Consider how his book reflected this. What were various examples of when and how he employed this style?

Essay Topic 3

In the first chapter, Jim explained how he stumbled onto Cache Lake after having canoed and portaged between perhaps 1,000 other sites prior. What was it that captured his attention? Why was he determined to return? Elaborate on how various circumstances resulted in his returning so quickly and building his cabin.

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