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

  • 1. What is the setting at the beginning of the book?
A) The wilderness, just after his father left him alone.
B) The family is on a boat on their way to America.
C) They are very close to an Indian village.
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 watch
B) a gun
C) a garden tool
D) a map
  • 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 an agreement between two people.
D) It is small light for a cabin.
  • 5. What did Matt use for the task of "chinking"?
A) cement
B) rocks
C) clay
D) puddy
  • 6. If Matt met an Indian, his father told him that he should speak to him just the same as.....
A) his minister back home.
B) he would to a policeman.
C) his mother at home.
D) his teacher at school.
  • 7. What was Matt doing when an unannounced stranger showed up?
A) He was cleaning out his living room.
B) He was waiting for his supper to cook.
C) He was tending to the garden.
D) He was playing Guitar Hero on his Xbox.
  • 8. What did he serve Ben?
A) stew
B) eggs and bacon
C) fish
D) hamburger
  • 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 gut feeling
B) a bow
C) a kind of rifle
D) tool used for gardening
  • 11. If you are deprived of something, you are.....
A) find things easily
B) going without it
C) looking for a friend
D) running very quickly
  • 12. What was tracked all over the floor of the cabin?
A) Honey
B) Flour
C) Stew
D) Salt
  • 13. How did the bear get into his cabin?
A) Matt accidentally left the door open.
B) The bear broke the window and came in.
C) The bear climbed down through the chimney.
D) Matt neglected to bar the door.
  • 14. Who brought the bees to America?
A) the colonists
B) no one really knows
C) the Indians
D) the Mexicans
  • 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) a lot
C) maybe three times
D) just once or twice
  • 16. What did Matt lose while he was running from the bees?
A) his boot
B) his gun
C) his fishing rod
D) his Playstation 2
  • 17. What are chores?
A) bills
B) small jobs
C) fish
D) insects
  • 18. What was the old Indian's name?
A) Saknis
B) Pewter
C) Nda
D) Skitcher
  • 19. What are moccasins?
A) shoes made out of an animal's hoof
B) shoes made by an Indian
C) shoes made out of an animal's hide
D) shoes made out of wood
  • 20. What state is Matt's family from?
A) Rhode Island
B) Massachusetts
C) New York
D) Maine
Answer Key

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

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