Sign of the Beaver Chapters 1-6
Contributed by: Littlefield

  • 1. What is the setting at the beginning of the book?
A) They are very close to an Indian village.
B) The wilderness, just after his father left him alone.
C) The family is on a boat on their way to America.
D) Quincy, Massachusetts, right before he and his father left on their trip.
  • 2. Knowing that Matt had a knot in his stomach, what does that mean?
A) He is kind of nervous and scared.
B) He has a stomach bug because he ate a poisonous plant.
C) He is very hungry.
D) His pants are too small and they hurt his stomach.
  • 3. Matt's father took Matt's old "blunderbuss." What did he take?
A) a garden tool
B) a map
C) a watch
D) a gun
  • 4. What is a treaty?
A) It is a type of tool used for hunting.
B) A treaty is a sign in the forest.
C) It is an agreement between two people.
D) It is small light for a cabin.
  • 5. What did Matt use for the task of "chinking"?
A) puddy
B) cement
C) rocks
D) clay
  • 6. If Matt met an Indian, his father told him that he should speak to him just the same as.....
A) his minister back home.
B) his mother at home.
C) his teacher at school.
D) he would to a policeman.
  • 7. What was Matt doing when an unannounced stranger showed up?
A) He was waiting for his supper to cook.
B) He was tending to the garden.
C) He was playing Guitar Hero on his Xbox.
D) He was cleaning out his living room.
  • 8. What did he serve Ben?
A) fish
B) eggs and bacon
C) stew
D) hamburger
  • 9. What is a deacon?
A) a man who works in a bank
B) a leader in a church
C) a small bird
D) a small animal found in Maine
  • 10. What is a hunch?
A) a kind of rifle
B) a gut feeling
C) tool used for gardening
D) a bow
  • 11. If you are deprived of something, you are.....
A) going without it
B) looking for a friend
C) running very quickly
D) find things easily
  • 12. What was tracked all over the floor of the cabin?
A) Salt
B) Flour
C) Stew
D) Honey
  • 13. How did the bear get into his cabin?
A) Matt neglected to bar the door.
B) Matt accidentally left the door open.
C) The bear broke the window and came in.
D) The bear climbed down through the chimney.
  • 14. Who brought the bees to America?
A) no one really knows
B) the Mexicans
C) the Indians
D) the colonists
  • 15. How many times did Matt think he would get stung when he tried to get honey from the bees?
A) just once or twice
B) a lot
C) maybe three times
D) not at all
  • 16. What did Matt lose while he was running from the bees?
A) his fishing rod
B) his boot
C) his gun
D) his Playstation 2
  • 17. What are chores?
A) fish
B) insects
C) small jobs
D) bills
  • 18. What was the old Indian's name?
A) Skitcher
B) Saknis
C) Pewter
D) Nda
  • 19. What are moccasins?
A) shoes made by an Indian
B) shoes made out of wood
C) shoes made out of an animal's hoof
D) shoes made out of an animal's hide
  • 20. What state is Matt's family from?
A) New York
B) Massachusetts
C) Rhode Island
D) Maine
Answer Key

1.B   2.A   3.D   4.C   5.D   6.A   7.A   8.C   9.B   10.B   11.A   12.B   13.A   14.D   15.A   16.B   17.C   18.B   19.D   20.B  

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