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) He is very hungry.
B) He has a stomach bug because he ate a poisonous plant.
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 gun
B) a map
C) a watch
D) a garden tool
  • 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 a type of tool used for hunting.
D) It is an agreement between two people.
  • 5. What did Matt use for the task of "chinking"?
A) rocks
B) clay
C) cement
D) puddy
  • 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) he would to a policeman.
C) his mother at home.
D) his teacher at school.
  • 7. What was Matt doing when an unannounced stranger showed up?
A) He was cleaning out his living room.
B) He was tending to the garden.
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) hamburger
B) stew
C) eggs and bacon
D) fish
  • 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) tool used for gardening
C) a gut feeling
D) a kind of rifle
  • 11. If you are deprived of something, you are.....
A) running very quickly
B) looking for a friend
C) find things easily
D) going without it
  • 12. What was tracked all over the floor of the cabin?
A) Stew
B) Honey
C) Salt
D) Flour
  • 13. How did the bear get into his cabin?
A) The bear climbed down through the chimney.
B) Matt accidentally left the door open.
C) The bear broke the window and came in.
D) Matt neglected to bar the door.
  • 14. Who brought the bees to America?
A) the colonists
B) no one really knows
C) the Indians
D) the Mexicans
  • 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) maybe three times
C) just once or twice
D) a lot
  • 16. What did Matt lose while he was running from the bees?
A) his Playstation 2
B) his fishing rod
C) his gun
D) his boot
  • 17. What are chores?
A) small jobs
B) bills
C) insects
D) fish
  • 18. What was the old Indian's name?
A) Skitcher
B) Saknis
C) Nda
D) Pewter
  • 19. What are moccasins?
A) shoes made out of an animal's hide
B) shoes made by an Indian
C) shoes made out of wood
D) shoes made out of an animal's hoof
  • 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.A   4.D   5.B   6.A   7.C   8.B   9.D   10.C   11.D   12.D   13.D   14.A   15.C   16.D   17.A   18.B   19.A   20.D  

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