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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. __________ kill cryptosporidium as well as Giardia






2. Loss of body heat to circulating wind is called ___.






3. Orographic lifting is the lifting of air over a _____ barrier.






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






11. An initial reaction of the body when it attempts to cool itself is to dilate the blood vessels...






12. The locations of the ______ is not fixed.






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






14. ________ is a naturally occurring mineral that can deflect the compass needle.






15. The ______ of the compass needle points towards magnetic north.






16. 7.5-minute maps made by the USGS generally span how many miles north to south? East to west?






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






18. Water conducts heat away from the body approximately __ times faster than air at the same temperature.






19. On the spring and fall ____ the sun rises exactly east and sets exactly west.






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






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






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






23. Uncontrollable shivering. Mild - Moderate - or Server Hypothermia?






24. _________ pack more energy per gram than carbohydrates.






25. Name the five parts of the bow drill.






26. Heat loss due to physical contact with a cooler object is called ___






27. Clouds do not block...






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






29. Lines of latitude run __________ from each other.






30. A hot shower can relieve the itching common to...






31. _______ are shorter in the summer than they are in the winter.






32. Name the three parts of the fire triangle.






33. __________ can cause deviation of the compass needle.






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






35. Exposure of an area to cool - wet conditions for approximately __ hours is necessary to produce trench foot.






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






37. S.U.R.V.I.V.A.L






38. A majority of the energy derived from the food we eat goes into...






39. B.L.I.S.S






40. Person feels cold/lags behind. Mild - Moderate - or Server Hypothermia?






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






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






43. 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.






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






45. Every 5th contour line is darker in color. This line is called an __ contour line.






46. How many minutes are there are there in one degree of latitude or longitude?






47. A small cave - Beneath a lone tree






48. The most common map scale for a 7.5-minute map is...






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






50. List - in order - the treatment for mild hypothermia.