UNITED STATES CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
FOREST RANGER EXAMINATION
A good 1,100-pound saddle horse doing average work requires_____ pounds of oats per day.
An 800-pound pack mule will in an emergency, without injury, carry _____ pounds for 5 miles over trails with slopes not exceeding 20 per cent.
As a ranger you find a fire burning in the woods in old timber with little undergrowth, but considerable leaves and duff and some grass. What tool would you prefer to put it out with, provided only one were allowed? ______________________________________________________
Of the following species, check the one which grows readily on hillsides or flats away from streams or wet places:
_____ Cottonwood ______ Bald cypress
_____ Pine ______ Willow
The most durable fence posts are made from
_____ pine _____ oak
_____ cedar _____ aspen
A tree which has the following dimensions -- small end, least diameter 8.2 inches, greatest 9.4 inches; large end, least diameter 10.2 inches, greatest 11.6 inches -- should be scaled as a _____ -inch log.
A lamb going onto range three weeks after lambing should gain ______ pounds in 60 days on good open grass and weed range.
A field 10 chains wide and 80 chains long contains ___ acres.
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Forest Ranger Exam
The 1938 New Dictionary defined forestry as “ The art or science of forming or cultivating trees.” The 1911 Concise Oxford Dictionary of Current English defined forester as “An officer in charge of a forest, or growing timber.”
Forest Rangers' Song
When we rangers ride the trail
In sunshine, wind or snow or hail
We're always ready
We're true and steady.
There's a friendly laugh, a joke,
We're cheery until we see a smoke,
And then we'll fight, sir,
To get it right, sir.
We never leave a fire till no spark is to be seen;
Our job's to guard the timber, keep the forest green.
We're all pals together,
Comrades, birds of a feather
Rootin' pals, tootin' pals,
Ridin' pals, fightin' pals.
In rain or sunshine.
Pals! Say there brother,
Pull for each other --
Always play the game, fight the flame
For we all belong to the Forest Rangers
Man to man.
--Service Bulletin, vol. 16, no. 23, June 6, 1932