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

  • 1. What is the setting at the beginning of the book?
A) The family is on a boat on their way to America.
B) They are very close to an Indian village.
C) Quincy, Massachusetts, right before he and his father left on their trip.
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) His pants are too small and they hurt his stomach.
C) He is very hungry.
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 gun
C) a watch
D) a map
  • 4. What is a treaty?
A) It is a type of tool used for hunting.
B) It is an agreement between two people.
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) clay
B) puddy
C) cement
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 waiting for his supper to cook.
B) He was cleaning out his living room.
C) He was playing Guitar Hero on his Xbox.
D) He was tending to the garden.
  • 8. What did he serve Ben?
A) eggs and bacon
B) stew
C) hamburger
D) fish
  • 9. What is a deacon?
A) a small bird
B) a leader in a church
C) a small animal found in Maine
D) a man who works in a bank
  • 10. What is a hunch?
A) a bow
B) a gut feeling
C) a kind of rifle
D) tool used for gardening
  • 11. If you are deprived of something, you are.....
A) find things easily
B) running very quickly
C) looking for a friend
D) going without it
  • 12. What was tracked all over the floor of the cabin?
A) Flour
B) Honey
C) Stew
D) Salt
  • 13. How did the bear get into his cabin?
A) The bear broke the window and came in.
B) The bear climbed down through the chimney.
C) Matt accidentally left the door open.
D) Matt neglected to bar the door.
  • 14. Who brought the bees to America?
A) no one really knows
B) the Mexicans
C) the colonists
D) the Indians
  • 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) not at all
D) maybe three times
  • 16. What did Matt lose while he was running from the bees?
A) his boot
B) his fishing rod
C) his Playstation 2
D) his gun
  • 17. What are chores?
A) insects
B) fish
C) bills
D) small jobs
  • 18. What was the old Indian's name?
A) Nda
B) Saknis
C) Pewter
D) Skitcher
  • 19. What are moccasins?
A) shoes made out of an animal's hide
B) shoes made by an Indian
C) shoes made out of an animal's hoof
D) shoes made out of wood
  • 20. What state is Matt's family from?
A) Massachusetts
B) Maine
C) New York
D) Rhode Island
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Answer Key

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

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