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) They are very close to an Indian village.
C) The family is on a boat on their way to America.
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 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 watch
B) a garden tool
C) a gun
D) a map
  • 4. What is a treaty?
A) It is an agreement between two people.
B) It is small light for a cabin.
C) It is a type of tool used for hunting.
D) A treaty is a sign in the forest.
  • 5. What did Matt use for the task of "chinking"?
A) puddy
B) cement
C) clay
D) rocks
  • 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 mother at home.
C) his teacher at school.
D) his minister back home.
  • 7. What was Matt doing when an unannounced stranger showed up?
A) He was waiting for his supper to cook.
B) He was playing Guitar Hero on his Xbox.
C) He was cleaning out his living room.
D) He was tending to the garden.
  • 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) tool used for gardening
C) a bow
D) a kind of rifle
  • 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) Honey
B) Stew
C) Flour
D) Salt
  • 13. How did the bear get into his cabin?
A) Matt accidentally left the door open.
B) The bear climbed down through the chimney.
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) 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) fish
B) insects
C) bills
D) small jobs
  • 18. What was the old Indian's name?
A) Saknis
B) Skitcher
C) Nda
D) Pewter
  • 19. What are moccasins?
A) shoes made out of an animal's hide
B) shoes made out of wood
C) shoes made out of an animal's hoof
D) shoes made by an Indian
  • 20. What state is Matt's family from?
A) Rhode Island
B) Massachusetts
C) New York
D) Maine
Answer Key

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

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