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Wilderness Survival

Subjects : literacy, soft-skills
Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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  • Match each statement with the correct term.
  • Don't refresh. All questions and answers are randomly picked and ordered every time you load a test.

This is a study tool. The 3 wrong answers for each question are randomly chosen from answers to other questions. So, you might find at times the answers obvious, but you will see it re-enforces your understanding as you take the test each time.
1. If the separation between the flash of lightning and the clap of thunder is 20 seconds - the lightning is how far away?






2. To protect the riparian area - select a campsite location at least ___ feet away from lakes - streams - etc.






3. Magnetic north and __________ are not the same.






4. The mechanism of heat loss that is the most common when the body is at rest is ___






5. Heat stroke is a life-threatening...






6. Lines of latitude run __________ from each other.






7. Name some plants that can provide nourishment in the wild






8. What is the value of declination in the Eugene area?






9. _________ is not an effective insulator in wet - cold conditions.






10. Humans have very efficient...






11. What is the ratio of shelter insulation on top to ground cover?






12. Heat cramps will occur if a person is...






13. R.I.C.E






14. The color black on the map represents what kind of features?






15. The umbles. Mild - Moderate - or Server Hypothermia?






16. Shivering requires the energy of a...






17. All _____________ are non-poisonous






18. It's not acceptable within the LNT philosophy to _____________ with biodegradable soap.






19. Dehydration results from inadequate replacement of lost body fluids.A 5-percent loss results in...






20. The sun is approximately due south at what time of day during the month of August?






21. For maximum benefit - it's best to drink water at a rate of 1/4 liter every ___ minutes.






22. The earth's axis is tilted _____ degrees from vertical.






23. What county agency organizes - and is responsible for search and rescue operations in Oregon?






24. Three blasts of a whistle means ____.






25. Searchers usually begin their search for a lost person from what location?






26. Name the three types of shelter designs






27. Can't perform complex mental tasks. Mild - Moderate - or Server Hypothermia?






28. __________ can cause deviation of the compass needle.






29. Your thirst mechanism is not a very good indicator of your...






30. Name the four category plants fall into






31. The average apparent motion of the sun across the sky is ____ degrees per hour.






32. Glucose (blood sugar) is the only fuel normally used by...






33. The name of the north star is ___.






34. A 15-percent loss of body fluids results in...






35. Down is a good choice as an insulator for...






36. You are going on a solo backcountry hike for a full day. Describe the information you would convey to your roommate or friend before leaving - about your hike and the protocols to follow if you are not back by nightfall.






37. All others factors being equal - when air rises in a cloudless sky it cools at the rate of __degrees/1000ft.






38. Lines of latitude run east-west and lines of longitude run...






39. It is not always ok to use ________ as a treatment modality for someone experiencing mild or moderate hypothermia.






40. _________ pack more energy per gram than carbohydrates.






41. A person with ____________ has lost the ability to rewarm on her/his own.






42. Ataxia. Mild - Moderate - or Server Hypothermia?






43. For significant precipitation to form - air must...






44. Which map provides more detail - a 7.5-minute map or a 15-minute map?






45. What four parts of your body should you keep clean?






46. 7.5-minute maps made by the USGS generally span how many miles north to south? East to west?






47. When the sun is at a bearing of 240 degrees in the sky - the shadows point to __.






48. B.L.I.S.S






49. The three forces of nature that work to decompose solid waste are ___ - ___ - and ___.






50. A small cave - Beneath a lone tree