1. Why is shelter important?
To remind you of the comforts of home;
To be 'one' with the forest and the environment;
To protect you from lightning in remote areas;
To protect you from the elements.

2. Normally, what is your primary line of defense against the elements?
Your wits;
Your shelter;
Your clothing;
All of the above.

3. In a deciduous forest in the fall, how long would a typical natural shelter such as a leanto or a debris hut take to build under ideal conditions? Approximately:
1 to 3 hours;
3 to 4 hours;
4 to 7 hours;
7 to 9 hours.

4. In the list below, which statement is correct for a debris hut or other shelter with a door?
In the Northern Hemisphere, locate the door of your shelter towards the east;
In the Northern Hemisphere, locate the door of your shelter towards the south;
In the Southern Hemisphere, locate the door of your shelter towards the west;
In the Southern Hemisphere, locate the door of your shelter towards the north.

5. What are some of the things to take into consideration when planning to build a shelter?
The season;
Estimated time you'll spend at your location;
Available resources at your location;
All of the above.

6. Among the choices you'll find here below, what is the best type of fire for a leanto setup?
A very small fire with a reflector;
A medium sized fire with no reflector;
A trough fire with a reflector;
None of the above.

7. Which of the following statements is false?
Build your shelter on the top of a hilltop and in the clearing, so that you can have a good vantage point over the surrounding areas;
Build your shelter away from deadfalls;
Build your shelter in the forest near a clearing;
Avoid placing your shelter among fern plants.

8. How thick must the leaves be on a the roof of a debris hut or A-Frame shelter?
6 inches;
12 inches;
18 inches;
30 inches or more.

9. What is the best roof pitch (angle) for a leanto shelter?
30 degrees;
45 degrees;
60 degrees;
None of the above.

10. For a long term shelter in the winter where the average temperature is -25 degrees Celsius and in breezy conditions, which shelter would be best?
A debris hut (if you had the chance to build it before the snow came);
A leanto with a fire;
A quinzee;
A shelter with a raised bed (jungle style) that will get you off the ground, with a makeshift roof and a fire.

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