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) Quincy, Massachusetts, right before he and his father left on their trip.
D) They are very close to an Indian village.
  • 2. Knowing that Matt had a knot in his stomach, what does that mean?
A) His pants are too small and they hurt his stomach.
B) He has a stomach bug because he ate a poisonous plant.
C) He is very hungry.
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 gun
C) a garden tool
D) a watch
  • 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) clay
B) cement
C) puddy
D) rocks
  • 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) his teacher at school.
C) his mother at home.
D) he would to a policeman.
  • 7. What was Matt doing when an unannounced stranger showed up?
A) He was cleaning out his living room.
B) He was tending to the garden.
C) He was waiting for his supper to cook.
D) He was playing Guitar Hero on his Xbox.
  • 8. What did he serve Ben?
A) hamburger
B) fish
C) stew
D) eggs and bacon
  • 9. What is a deacon?
A) a small bird
B) a man who works in a bank
C) a leader in a church
D) a small animal found in Maine
  • 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) going without it
B) find things easily
C) looking for a friend
D) running very quickly
  • 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) The bear broke the window and came in.
C) Matt accidentally left the door open.
D) The bear climbed down through the chimney.
  • 14. Who brought the bees to America?
A) the Indians
B) the Mexicans
C) the colonists
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) just once or twice
B) not at all
C) maybe three times
D) a lot
  • 16. What did Matt lose while he was running from the bees?
A) his Playstation 2
B) his boot
C) his gun
D) his fishing rod
  • 17. What are chores?
A) fish
B) insects
C) bills
D) small jobs
  • 18. What was the old Indian's name?
A) Saknis
B) Skitcher
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) Massachusetts
B) New York
C) Rhode Island
D) Maine
Answer Key

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

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