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) They are very close to an Indian village.
D) Quincy, Massachusetts, right before he and his father left on their trip.
  • 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 very hungry.
C) He has a stomach bug because he ate a poisonous plant.
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 small light for a cabin.
B) It is a type of tool used for hunting.
C) It is an agreement between two people.
D) A treaty is a sign in the forest.
  • 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 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 tending to the garden.
B) He was cleaning out his living room.
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) fish
B) hamburger
C) eggs and bacon
D) stew
  • 9. What is a deacon?
A) a leader in a church
B) a small bird
C) a man who works in a bank
D) a small animal found in Maine
  • 10. What is a hunch?
A) a gut feeling
B) a bow
C) tool used for gardening
D) a kind of rifle
  • 11. If you are deprived of something, you are.....
A) find things easily
B) going without it
C) looking for a friend
D) running very quickly
  • 12. What was tracked all over the floor of the cabin?
A) Honey
B) Stew
C) Flour
D) Salt
  • 13. How did the bear get into his cabin?
A) The bear climbed down through the chimney.
B) The bear broke the window and came in.
C) Matt neglected to bar the door.
D) Matt accidentally left the door open.
  • 14. Who brought the bees to America?
A) the colonists
B) the Mexicans
C) no one really knows
D) the Indians
  • 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) a lot
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 Playstation 2
D) his boot
  • 17. What are chores?
A) bills
B) insects
C) fish
D) small jobs
  • 18. What was the old Indian's name?
A) Skitcher
B) Saknis
C) Pewter
D) Nda
  • 19. What are moccasins?
A) shoes made out of an animal's hoof
B) shoes made by an Indian
C) shoes made out of an animal's hide
D) shoes made out of wood
  • 20. What state is Matt's family from?
A) Rhode Island
B) Maine
C) New York
D) Massachusetts
Answer Key

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

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