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) Quincy, Massachusetts, right before he and his father left on their trip.
D) The family is on a boat on their way to America.
  • 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) His pants are too small and they hurt his stomach.
C) He is kind of nervous and scared.
D) He is very hungry.
  • 3. Matt's father took Matt's old "blunderbuss." What did he take?
A) a map
B) a garden tool
C) a gun
D) a watch
  • 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) rocks
B) cement
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 teacher at school.
B) he would to a policeman.
C) his mother at home.
D) his minister back home.
  • 7. What was Matt doing when an unannounced stranger showed up?
A) He was playing Guitar Hero on his Xbox.
B) He was cleaning out his living room.
C) He was tending to the garden.
D) He was waiting for his supper to cook.
  • 8. What did he serve Ben?
A) fish
B) eggs and bacon
C) stew
D) hamburger
  • 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 bow
B) tool used for gardening
C) a kind of rifle
D) a gut feeling
  • 11. If you are deprived of something, you are.....
A) find things easily
B) running very quickly
C) looking for a friend
D) going without it
  • 12. What was tracked all over the floor of the cabin?
A) Flour
B) Honey
C) Salt
D) Stew
  • 13. How did the bear get into his cabin?
A) The bear broke the window and came in.
B) Matt accidentally left the door open.
C) Matt neglected to bar the door.
D) The bear climbed down through the chimney.
  • 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) just once or twice
B) a lot
C) maybe three times
D) not at all
  • 16. What did Matt lose while he was running from the bees?
A) his Playstation 2
B) his boot
C) his fishing rod
D) his gun
  • 17. What are chores?
A) small jobs
B) bills
C) fish
D) insects
  • 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) Rhode Island
B) Maine
C) New York
D) Massachusetts
Answer Key

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

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