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 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 garden tool
B) a gun
C) a watch
D) a map
  • 4. What is a treaty?
A) It is small light for a cabin.
B) It is an agreement between two people.
C) It is a type of tool used for hunting.
D) A treaty is a sign in the forest.
  • 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) he would to a policeman.
C) his minister back home.
D) his mother at 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) hamburger
B) eggs and bacon
C) fish
D) stew
  • 9. What is a deacon?
A) a small bird
B) a small animal found in Maine
C) a leader in a church
D) a man who works in a bank
  • 10. What is a hunch?
A) tool used for gardening
B) a gut feeling
C) a bow
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) Stew
C) Honey
D) Flour
  • 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) 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) not at all
D) maybe three times
  • 16. What did Matt lose while he was running from the bees?
A) his Playstation 2
B) his fishing rod
C) his boot
D) his gun
  • 17. What are chores?
A) small jobs
B) fish
C) bills
D) insects
  • 18. What was the old Indian's name?
A) Saknis
B) Pewter
C) Skitcher
D) Nda
  • 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) Massachusetts
B) New York
C) Rhode Island
D) Maine
Answer Key

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

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