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) His pants are too small and they hurt his stomach.
B) He is kind of nervous and scared.
C) He is very hungry.
D) He has a stomach bug because he ate a poisonous plant.
  • 3. Matt's father took Matt's old "blunderbuss." What did he take?
A) a watch
B) a map
C) a garden tool
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) A treaty is a sign in the forest.
D) It is small light for a cabin.
  • 5. What did Matt use for the task of "chinking"?
A) cement
B) rocks
C) puddy
D) clay
  • 6. If Matt met an Indian, his father told him that he should speak to him just the same as.....
A) he would to a policeman.
B) his minister back home.
C) his teacher at school.
D) his mother at home.
  • 7. What was Matt doing when an unannounced stranger showed up?
A) He was waiting for his supper to cook.
B) He was cleaning out his living room.
C) He was playing Guitar Hero on his Xbox.
D) He was tending to the garden.
  • 8. What did he serve Ben?
A) eggs and bacon
B) stew
C) fish
D) hamburger
  • 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) tool used for gardening
B) a kind of rifle
C) a gut feeling
D) a bow
  • 11. If you are deprived of something, you are.....
A) running very quickly
B) looking for a friend
C) going without it
D) find things easily
  • 12. What was tracked all over the floor of the cabin?
A) Honey
B) Flour
C) Salt
D) Stew
  • 13. How did the bear get into his cabin?
A) The bear broke the window and came in.
B) The bear climbed down through the chimney.
C) Matt accidentally left the door open.
D) Matt neglected to bar the door.
  • 14. Who brought the bees to America?
A) no one really knows
B) the Mexicans
C) the colonists
D) the Indians
  • 15. How many times did Matt think he would get stung when he tried to get honey from the bees?
A) not at all
B) a lot
C) maybe three times
D) just once or twice
  • 16. What did Matt lose while he was running from the bees?
A) his fishing rod
B) his gun
C) his boot
D) his Playstation 2
  • 17. What are chores?
A) small jobs
B) fish
C) insects
D) bills
  • 18. What was the old Indian's name?
A) Nda
B) Pewter
C) Saknis
D) Skitcher
  • 19. What are moccasins?
A) shoes made out of an animal's hoof
B) shoes made by an Indian
C) shoes made out of wood
D) shoes made out of an animal's hide
  • 20. What state is Matt's family from?
A) New York
B) Massachusetts
C) Maine
D) Rhode Island
Answer Key

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

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