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

2. A fire piston, which worked on the principle that air got extremely hot when compressed, might reach over how many degrees Fahrenheit?

3. Snowshoe rabbits were very alert for owls, foxes, and weasels, but sometimes a sound similar to what marked a rabbit's end?

4. A cold room in the ground was built of double board walls separated by 2"x4" uprights, and the space between filled with what substance?

5. The kerf of a tree was a reference to what?

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 the two young men who visited Hank by canoe?

3. How did the Indians construct their stilts?

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

5. What was it Jim noted about Hank's black and white pet?

6. How did Jim describe the first time he went alone to try his horn of birch bark to call for moose?

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

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

9. What were recommendations about smoked cheese?

10. How did Jim once evade the danger of the woods on fire?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 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

How did Jim know that the sap had begun? What processes did he, Hank, and Chief Tibeash follow in collecting sap and producing syrup and sugar? How did their ways differ from earlier Indian approaches? What recommendations were offered? What RESPECTIVE quantities of sap did it take to yield a gallon of syrup and a pound of sugar?

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