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Wilderness Survival Quiz. Record your answers on the piece of typing paper. Staple it to the back of your packet. . 1. What should you do to lower stress and keep a clear head in a survival situation?. Realize where you are and don't build up hope that you'll be rescued .

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wilderness survival quiz

Wilderness Survival Quiz

Record your answers on the piece of typing paper. Staple it to the back of your packet.

1 what should you do to lower stress and keep a clear head in a survival situation
1. What should you do to lower stress and keep a clear head in a survival situation?
  • Realize where you are and don't build up hope that you'll be rescued.
  • Learn to see the positive in everything.
  • Concentrate on the good.

d. Talk to a volleyball.

e. Keep a timeline so you can always know how long you have been away.

2 what kind of survival kit should you construct
2. What kind of survival kit should you construct.
  • One large enough to carry all of your items, make it a backpack.
  • Use light materials to keep the weight down, just be careful not to break it.

c. I don't know. My Mom always packs my lunch.

d. Make sure it is waterproof.

3 how much water must the body lose before death
3. How much water must the body lose before death?
  • a. At least 10%b. At least 15%c. At least 20%d. At least 25%
4 when selecting a site to build your shelter what should you not consider
4. When selecting a site to build your shelter what should you NOT consider?
  • a. It must contain material to make the type of shelter you need.
  • b. It must be large enough and level enough for you to lie down comfortably. 
  • c. It must be on a hill so you can signal rescuers and keep an eye on your surroundings.d. It must be free from insects, reptiles, and poisonous plants. 
5 if you need water and all that is available is salt water should you drink it
5. If you need water and all that is available is salt water should you drink it?
  • a. Yes, it won't taste good but it is water.
  • b. Yes, whales and dolphins drink it so it is safe for all mammals.
  • c. No, sea water often contains microbes that can cause disease.
  • d. No, it takes twice as much of your body’s water to digest the salt in the sea water you drink.
6 what materials should you use when using the bow method to light a fire
6. What materials should you use when using the bow method to light a fire?
  • a. Hardwood for the drill, softwood for the board, and supple green wood for the bow.
  • b. Softwood for the drill, hardwood for the board, and supple green wood for the bow.
  • c. Hardwood for the drill, supple green wood for the board, and softwood for the bow.
  • d. Softwood for the drill, supple green wood for the board, and hardwood for the bow.
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7. Insects are an excellent source of protein, but you should not eat all of them. Which insects should you avoid?
  • a. Adults that sting or bite.
  • b. Hairy or brightly colored ones.
  • c. Caterpillars and insects that have a pungent odor.
  • d. All of the above.
8 when performing the universal edibility test what should you do
8. When performing the Universal Edibility Test what should you do?
  • a. Separate the plant into it's basic components and test only one at a time.
  • b. Do not eat for 4 hours before the test.
  • c. If the plant stings your lip confirm it by holding it under your tongue for 15 minutes.
  • d. If nothing bad has happened 2 hours after digestion eat half a cup of the plant and wait again.
9 what should you remember to help you avoid poisonous plants
9. What should you remember to help you avoid poisonous plants?
  • Watch the animals and eat what they eat. 

b. Boil the plant in water and any poisons will be removed. 

c. Plants with a red color are poisonous.

d. Avoid all mushrooms.

10 what should you do to avoid dangerous animals like snakes
10. What should you do to avoid dangerous animals like snakes?
  • a. Walk carefully and watch where you step.
  • b. Step onto logs rather than over them before looking and moving on. 
  • c. Use sticks to turn logs and rocks. 
  • d. Carefully check bedding, shelter, and clothing.
  • e. All of the above.
11 when making a stone knife what materials do you need
11. When making a stone knife what materials do you need?
  • a. A sharp-edged piece of stone, a chipping tool, and a flaking tool. b. A sharp-edged piece of stone, a chipping tool, and a grinding tool. c. A sharp-edged piece of stone, a carving tool, and a grinding tool. d. A piece of soft rock and a piece of hard stone.
12 when in a desert environment what should you do to conserve water
12. When in a desert environment what should you do to conserve water?
  • a. Try to keep your eyes and mouth closed so they stay moist.
  • b. Dig a hole or cover yourself with sand. 
  • c. Keep moving to build up sweat to cool you down.
  • d. Do not eat.
13 in order to move well through the jungle you should
13. In order to move well through the jungle you should?
  • a. Not concentrate on the pattern of bushes and trees to your immediate front. You must focus on the jungle further out and find natural breaks in the foliage. b. Use vines and hanging branches as support on uneven terrain.c. Stay clear of animal trails as they could be dangerous.d. Always move in a straight line regardless of what is in your path so you do not become lost.
14 in a cold weather survival situation which should you do
14. In a cold weather survival situation which should you do?
  • a. Avoid overheating.
  • b. Wear loose clothing.
  • c. Keep clothing dry. 
  • d. All of the above.
15 if you re on a plane that goes down at sea what should you do
15. If you're on a plane that goes down at sea what should you do?
  • Get clear and upwind of the aircraft as soon as possible, but stay in the vicinity until the aircraft sinks. 

b. Get clear of fuel-covered water in case the fuel ignites.

  • Try to find other survivors. 

d. All of the above.

16 if you must cross a river you should
16. If you must cross a river you should?
  • a. Find a spot downstream from a sandbar as the water will be calmer.
  • b. Find a rocky area as the water will be shallow and you will have hand and footholds.
  • c. Find a level stretch where it breaks into a few channels.
  • d. Build a bridge.
17 to locate the north star you should
17. To locate the North Star you should?
  • a. Look for the Big Dipper and follow the line created by it's cup end.
  • b. Find Sirius and look 45 degrees above it and to the right.
  • c. Follow the line of Orion's belt.
  • d. Hold your right hand up as far as you can and look between your index and middle fingers.
18 when signaling with fire how do you form the international distress signal
18. When signaling with fire how do you form the international distress signal?
  • a. 4 fires in a diamond.
  • b. 4 fires in a square.
  • c. 3 fires in a triangle.
  • d. 3 fires in a line.
19 how do you identify black widow spiders
19. How do you identify black widow spiders?
  • a. They are small black spiders with a tuft of hair on their abdomen
  • b. They are black spiders with very long legs compared to their small body.
  • c. They are dark spiders with a red or orange marking on the female's abdomen.
  • d. They will run away from light.
20 if you see a snake that you think is a coral snake how do you identify it
20. If you see a snake that you think is a coral snake how do you identify it?
  • a. Check if it is afraid of you.
  • b. Remember yellow touches black it will attack.
  • c. Remember red touches yellow you are a dead fellow.
  • d. Call Steve Irwin.
21 of the following sharks which one is not among the top 4 for most attacks on humans
21. Of the following sharks, which one is not among the top 4 for most attacks on humans?
  • a. Tiger.
  • b. Mako.
  • c. White.
  • d. Hammerhead.