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 gun
B) a map
C) a watch
D) a garden tool
  • 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 small light for a cabin.
D) It is an agreement between two people.
  • 5. What did Matt use for the task of "chinking"?
A) clay
B) rocks
C) puddy
D) cement
  • 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 minister back home.
C) his teacher at school.
D) his mother at home.
  • 7. What was Matt doing when an unannounced stranger showed up?
A) He was cleaning out his living room.
B) He was tending to the garden.
C) He was waiting for his supper to cook.
D) He was playing Guitar Hero on his Xbox.
  • 8. What did he serve Ben?
A) fish
B) eggs and bacon
C) hamburger
D) stew
  • 9. What is a deacon?
A) a small animal found in Maine
B) a small bird
C) a leader in a church
D) a man who works in a bank
  • 10. What is a hunch?
A) a gut feeling
B) a bow
C) tool used for gardening
D) a kind of rifle
  • 11. If you are deprived of something, you are.....
A) going without it
B) find things easily
C) running very quickly
D) looking for a friend
  • 12. What was tracked all over the floor of the cabin?
A) Salt
B) Honey
C) Stew
D) Flour
  • 13. How did the bear get into his cabin?
A) Matt neglected to bar the door.
B) The bear climbed down through the chimney.
C) Matt accidentally left the door open.
D) The bear broke the window and came in.
  • 14. Who brought the bees to America?
A) the colonists
B) the Mexicans
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) maybe three times
B) a lot
C) just once or twice
D) not at all
  • 16. What did Matt lose while he was running from the bees?
A) his boot
B) his Playstation 2
C) his gun
D) his fishing rod
  • 17. What are chores?
A) fish
B) bills
C) insects
D) small jobs
  • 18. What was the old Indian's name?
A) Skitcher
B) Pewter
C) Nda
D) Saknis
  • 19. What are moccasins?
A) shoes made out of wood
B) shoes made by an Indian
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) Massachusetts
B) Rhode Island
C) New York
D) Maine
Answer Key

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

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