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 has a stomach bug because he ate a poisonous plant.
B) He is very hungry.
C) He is kind of nervous and scared.
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 map
B) a watch
C) a garden tool
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) A treaty is a sign in the forest.
D) It is small light for a cabin.
  • 5. What did Matt use for the task of "chinking"?
A) cement
B) clay
C) puddy
D) rocks
  • 6. If Matt met an Indian, his father told him that he should speak to him just the same as.....
A) he would to a policeman.
B) his mother at home.
C) his teacher at school.
D) his minister back home.
  • 7. What was Matt doing when an unannounced stranger showed up?
A) He was tending to the garden.
B) He was playing Guitar Hero on his Xbox.
C) He was cleaning out his living room.
D) He was waiting for his supper to cook.
  • 8. What did he serve Ben?
A) hamburger
B) eggs and bacon
C) fish
D) stew
  • 9. What is a deacon?
A) a small bird
B) a man who works in a bank
C) a leader in a church
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) running very quickly
B) going without it
C) find things easily
D) looking for a friend
  • 12. What was tracked all over the floor of the cabin?
A) Stew
B) Flour
C) Honey
D) Salt
  • 13. How did the bear get into his cabin?
A) The bear climbed down through the chimney.
B) The bear broke the window and came in.
C) Matt accidentally left the door open.
D) Matt neglected to bar the door.
  • 14. Who brought the bees to America?
A) the Mexicans
B) the Indians
C) the colonists
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) a lot
B) just once or twice
C) maybe three times
D) not at all
  • 16. What did Matt lose while he was running from the bees?
A) his Playstation 2
B) his gun
C) his fishing rod
D) his boot
  • 17. What are chores?
A) small jobs
B) insects
C) bills
D) fish
  • 18. What was the old Indian's name?
A) Saknis
B) Nda
C) Pewter
D) Skitcher
  • 19. What are moccasins?
A) shoes made by an Indian
B) shoes made out of wood
C) shoes made out of an animal's hide
D) shoes made out of an animal's hoof
  • 20. What state is Matt's family from?
A) Rhode Island
B) Maine
C) New York
D) Massachusetts
Answer Key

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

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