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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. When shoes began to chafe, what was suggested as a means to prevent the almost certain accompanying blister?
2. Whose idea was it to construct a "scrap-pile radio" from odds and ends found around a north woods camp that was diagrammed?
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. The company's plane made its last flight in November until the lake ice was solid and it could land with what equipment?
5. Diagrams and instructions were provided on how to construct what pair of aids for making one's way across the frozen lakes?
Short Essay Questions
1. How was the game of snow-snakes played?
2. What did Jim note about the two young men who visited Hank by canoe?
3. What did Jim describe about tent options?
4. How did Jim describe weather signs?
5. What was it Jim noted about Hank's black and white pet?
6. Why did Jim view August as among the best times to travel?
7. What were recommendations about smoked cheese?
8. What did Jim note about a deer mouse in his cabin he viewed as his pet?
9. What were some points Jim noted about photograph blinds?
10. What was the reason Jim carried needles?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Jim compared a couple of hammocks. Identify the components to be used and the steps to be followed in the construction of a barrel-stave hammock. How did he compare it with a Brazilian version a friend gave him?
Essay Topic 2
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.
Essay Topic 3
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?
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