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 watch
B) a garden tool
C) a map
D) a gun
  • 4. What is a treaty?
A) It is an agreement between two people.
B) It is a type of tool used for hunting.
C) It is small light for a cabin.
D) A treaty is a sign in the forest.
  • 5. What did Matt use for the task of "chinking"?
A) puddy
B) rocks
C) clay
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 teacher at school.
D) his minister back home.
  • 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 playing Guitar Hero on his Xbox.
D) He was tending to the garden.
  • 8. What did he serve Ben?
A) stew
B) hamburger
C) fish
D) eggs and bacon
  • 9. What is a deacon?
A) a small animal found in Maine
B) a man who works in a bank
C) a leader in a church
D) a small bird
  • 10. What is a hunch?
A) a kind of rifle
B) tool used for gardening
C) a bow
D) a gut feeling
  • 11. If you are deprived of something, you are.....
A) looking for a friend
B) running very quickly
C) going without it
D) find things easily
  • 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) Matt neglected to bar the door.
B) The bear climbed down through the chimney.
C) The bear broke the window and came in.
D) Matt accidentally left the door open.
  • 14. Who brought the bees to America?
A) the Indians
B) the colonists
C) the Mexicans
D) no one really knows
  • 15. How many times did Matt think he would get stung when he tried to get honey from the bees?
A) a lot
B) not at all
C) just once or twice
D) maybe three times
  • 16. What did Matt lose while he was running from the bees?
A) his fishing rod
B) his Playstation 2
C) his gun
D) his boot
  • 17. What are chores?
A) small jobs
B) insects
C) bills
D) fish
  • 18. What was the old Indian's name?
A) Skitcher
B) Saknis
C) Nda
D) Pewter
  • 19. What are moccasins?
A) shoes made by an Indian
B) shoes made out of an animal's hide
C) shoes made out of an animal's hoof
D) shoes made out of wood
  • 20. What state is Matt's family from?
A) Rhode Island
B) Massachusetts
C) Maine
D) New York
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Answer Key

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

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