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) Quincy, Massachusetts, right before he and his father left on their trip.
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 is kind of nervous and scared.
B) He has a stomach bug because he ate a poisonous plant.
C) He is very hungry.
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 gun
D) a watch
  • 4. What is a treaty?
A) It is small light for a cabin.
B) A treaty is a sign in the forest.
C) It is an agreement between two people.
D) It is a type of tool used for hunting.
  • 5. What did Matt use for the task of "chinking"?
A) puddy
B) clay
C) cement
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 mother at home.
C) he would to a policeman.
D) his teacher at school.
  • 7. What was Matt doing when an unannounced stranger showed up?
A) He was playing Guitar Hero on his Xbox.
B) He was cleaning out his living room.
C) He was tending to the garden.
D) He was waiting for his supper to cook.
  • 8. What did he serve Ben?
A) hamburger
B) stew
C) fish
D) eggs and bacon
  • 9. What is a deacon?
A) a small bird
B) a small animal found in Maine
C) a leader in a church
D) a man who works in a bank
  • 10. What is a hunch?
A) a kind of rifle
B) a bow
C) a gut feeling
D) tool used for gardening
  • 11. If you are deprived of something, you are.....
A) find things easily
B) running very quickly
C) going without it
D) looking for a friend
  • 12. What was tracked all over the floor of the cabin?
A) Salt
B) Flour
C) Honey
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 neglected to bar the door.
D) Matt accidentally left the door open.
  • 14. Who brought the bees to America?
A) the Indians
B) no one really knows
C) the colonists
D) the Mexicans
  • 15. How many times did Matt think he would get stung when he tried to get honey from the bees?
A) a lot
B) just once or twice
C) not at all
D) maybe three times
  • 16. What did Matt lose while he was running from the bees?
A) his boot
B) his Playstation 2
C) his fishing rod
D) his gun
  • 17. What are chores?
A) bills
B) fish
C) small jobs
D) insects
  • 18. What was the old Indian's name?
A) Skitcher
B) Pewter
C) Nda
D) Saknis
  • 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) Massachusetts
C) Maine
D) New York
Answer Key

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

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