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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.
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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. As you gain elevation - the percentage of O2 in the air...






2. What is the first core organ to exhibit signs of being affected by hypothermia?






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






4. The name of the north star is ___.






5. B.L.I.S.S






6. The boiling point of water decreases __ degrees for every 1000 feet of elevation gain.






7. All _____________ are non-poisonous






8. Name the four category plants fall into






9. Fine shivering. Mild - Moderate - or Server Hypothermia?






10. Name the three parts of the fire triangle.






11. Humans do not inherently acquire a...






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






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






14. At northern altitudes in December - the sun rises south of east and sets...






15. Name the five parts of the bow drill.






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






17. __________ kill cryptosporidium as well as Giardia






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






19. High altitude begins at what elevation?






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






21. A 10-percent loss of body fluids results in...






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






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






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






25. ___________ does not degrade quickly in water sources such as lakes and streams.






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






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






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






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






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






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






32. Shivering stops. Mild - Moderate - or Server Hypothermia?






33. Three blasts of a whistle means ____.






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






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






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






37. Sweating is a form of ___ heat loss.






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






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






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






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






42. 7.5-minute maps made by the USGS generally span how many miles north to south? East to west?






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






44. What are the four cardinal points and inter cardinal points of the compass?






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






46. Loss of fine motor control in hands. Mild - Moderate - or Server Hypothermia?






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






48. What is the first step you should take when you become lost?






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






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