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 garden tool
C) a watch
D) a gun
  • 4. What is a treaty?
A) A treaty is a sign in the forest.
B) It is an agreement between two people.
C) It is small light for a cabin.
D) It is a type of tool used for hunting.
  • 5. What did Matt use for the task of "chinking"?
A) cement
B) clay
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 teacher at school.
B) his mother at home.
C) his minister back home.
D) he would to a policeman.
  • 7. What was Matt doing when an unannounced stranger showed up?
A) He was tending to the garden.
B) He was playing Guitar Hero on his Xbox.
C) He was waiting for his supper to cook.
D) He was cleaning out his living room.
  • 8. What did he serve Ben?
A) stew
B) fish
C) eggs and bacon
D) hamburger
  • 9. What is a deacon?
A) a small animal found in Maine
B) a small bird
C) a man who works in a bank
D) a leader in a church
  • 10. What is a hunch?
A) a bow
B) a kind of rifle
C) tool used for gardening
D) a gut feeling
  • 11. If you are deprived of something, you are.....
A) running very quickly
B) going without it
C) find things easily
D) looking for a friend
  • 12. What was tracked all over the floor of the cabin?
A) Flour
B) Honey
C) Stew
D) Salt
  • 13. How did the bear get into his cabin?
A) Matt accidentally left the door open.
B) The bear broke the window and came in.
C) The bear climbed down through the chimney.
D) Matt neglected to bar the door.
  • 14. Who brought the bees to America?
A) the colonists
B) the Indians
C) no one really knows
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) just once or twice
D) a lot
  • 16. What did Matt lose while he was running from the bees?
A) his gun
B) his Playstation 2
C) his boot
D) his fishing rod
  • 17. What are chores?
A) small jobs
B) insects
C) fish
D) bills
  • 18. What was the old Indian's name?
A) Pewter
B) Skitcher
C) Nda
D) Saknis
  • 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 out of wood
D) shoes made by an Indian
  • 20. What state is Matt's family from?
A) Rhode Island
B) Massachusetts
C) Maine
D) New York
Answer Key

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

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