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) They are very close to an Indian village.
C) The family is on a boat on their way to America.
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 has a stomach bug because he ate a poisonous plant.
B) He is very hungry.
C) His pants are too small and they hurt his stomach.
D) He is kind of nervous and scared.
  • 3. Matt's father took Matt's old "blunderbuss." What did he take?
A) a map
B) a watch
C) a gun
D) a garden tool
  • 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 a type of tool used for hunting.
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) his mother at home.
B) he would to a policeman.
C) his minister back home.
D) his teacher at school.
  • 7. What was Matt doing when an unannounced stranger showed up?
A) He was waiting for his supper to cook.
B) He was playing Guitar Hero on his Xbox.
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 man who works in a bank
B) a small bird
C) a small animal found in Maine
D) a leader in a church
  • 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) running very quickly
B) find things easily
C) looking for a friend
D) going without it
  • 12. What was tracked all over the floor of the cabin?
A) Stew
B) Honey
C) Flour
D) Salt
  • 13. How did the bear get into his cabin?
A) Matt neglected to bar the door.
B) Matt accidentally left the door open.
C) The bear climbed down through the chimney.
D) The bear broke the window and came in.
  • 14. Who brought the bees to America?
A) the Indians
B) no one really knows
C) the colonists
D) the Mexicans
  • 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) not at all
C) a lot
D) just once or twice
  • 16. What did Matt lose while he was running from the bees?
A) his gun
B) his fishing rod
C) his boot
D) his Playstation 2
  • 17. What are chores?
A) fish
B) small jobs
C) insects
D) bills
  • 18. What was the old Indian's name?
A) Skitcher
B) Saknis
C) Nda
D) Pewter
  • 19. What are moccasins?
A) shoes made out of an animal's hide
B) shoes made out of an animal's hoof
C) shoes made by an Indian
D) shoes made out of wood
  • 20. What state is Matt's family from?
A) Rhode Island
B) Maine
C) Massachusetts
D) New York
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Answer Key

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

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