>> You don't actually have to take the quiz, you can find the pdf directly by googling
I feel guilty if I don't take the test each year, also the url for the PDF will sometimes change.
So far, I haven't had to show it to anybody, but I still get a new one each January and stick it in my pack. I figured they mainly just used it as a technicality to mess with people that are partying a bit too hard in a wilderness area, who aren't likely to of researched the area enough to know they needed a permit for a campfire.
Shovel... I take a cathole trowel just to make sure I'm staying in compliance. Well, it is a snow stake, but I call it a trowel.