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

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

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

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