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) The wilderness, just after his father left him alone.
C) The family is on a boat on their way to America.
D) They are very close to an Indian village.
  • 2. Knowing that Matt had a knot in his stomach, what does that mean?
A) He is very hungry.
B) He is kind of nervous and scared.
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 watch
B) a garden tool
C) a gun
D) a map
  • 4. What is a treaty?
A) It is small light for a cabin.
B) A treaty is a sign in the forest.
C) It is an agreement between two people.
D) It is a type of tool used for hunting.
  • 5. What did Matt use for the task of "chinking"?
A) puddy
B) clay
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) his teacher at school.
B) his minister back home.
C) his mother at home.
D) he would to a policeman.
  • 7. What was Matt doing when an unannounced stranger showed up?
A) He was playing Guitar Hero on his Xbox.
B) He was waiting for his supper to cook.
C) He was cleaning out his living room.
D) He was tending to the garden.
  • 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 leader in a church
C) a man who works in a bank
D) a small animal found in Maine
  • 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) 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) Flour
B) Stew
C) Salt
D) Honey
  • 13. How did the bear get into his cabin?
A) The bear climbed down through the chimney.
B) Matt accidentally left the door open.
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 Indians
B) the Mexicans
C) no one really knows
D) the colonists
  • 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 boot
B) his fishing rod
C) his Playstation 2
D) his gun
  • 17. What are chores?
A) small jobs
B) insects
C) bills
D) fish
  • 18. What was the old Indian's name?
A) Nda
B) Skitcher
C) Pewter
D) Saknis
  • 19. What are moccasins?
A) shoes made out of an animal's hoof
B) shoes made out of wood
C) shoes made out of an animal's hide
D) shoes made by an Indian
  • 20. What state is Matt's family from?
A) Massachusetts
B) Rhode Island
C) Maine
D) New York
Answer Key

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

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