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) The wilderness, just after his father left him alone.
C) The family is on a boat on their way to America.
D) They are very close to an Indian village.
  • 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) He is kind of nervous and scared.
D) His pants are too small and they hurt his stomach.
  • 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) puddy
B) rocks
C) cement
D) clay
  • 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) his teacher at school.
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 cleaning out his living room.
B) He was waiting for his supper to cook.
C) He was tending to the garden.
D) He was playing Guitar Hero on his Xbox.
  • 8. What did he serve Ben?
A) stew
B) eggs and bacon
C) hamburger
D) fish
  • 9. What is a deacon?
A) a leader in a church
B) a small animal found in Maine
C) a small bird
D) a man who works in a bank
  • 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) find things easily
C) going without it
D) looking for a friend
  • 12. What was tracked all over the floor of the cabin?
A) Stew
B) Salt
C) Flour
D) Honey
  • 13. How did the bear get into his cabin?
A) The bear broke the window and came in.
B) Matt neglected to bar the door.
C) Matt accidentally left the door open.
D) The bear climbed down through the chimney.
  • 14. Who brought the bees to America?
A) the Mexicans
B) the Indians
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) 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 gun
B) his fishing rod
C) his Playstation 2
D) his boot
  • 17. What are chores?
A) fish
B) insects
C) bills
D) small jobs
  • 18. What was the old Indian's name?
A) Nda
B) Skitcher
C) Pewter
D) Saknis
  • 19. What are moccasins?
A) shoes made by an Indian
B) shoes made out of an animal's hoof
C) shoes made out of wood
D) shoes made out of an animal's hide
  • 20. What state is Matt's family from?
A) Massachusetts
B) Rhode Island
C) Maine
D) New York
Answer Key

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

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