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 family is on a boat on their way to America.
C) The wilderness, just after his father left him alone.
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 is kind of nervous and scared.
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 gun
B) a garden tool
C) a watch
D) a map
  • 4. What is a treaty?
A) A treaty is a sign in the forest.
B) It is small light for a cabin.
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) puddy
C) cement
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 teacher at school.
C) his minister back home.
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 tending to the garden.
C) He was cleaning out his living room.
D) He was playing Guitar Hero on his Xbox.
  • 8. What did he serve Ben?
A) eggs and bacon
B) stew
C) hamburger
D) fish
  • 9. What is a deacon?
A) a small bird
B) a man who works in a bank
C) a small animal found in Maine
D) a leader in a church
  • 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) going without it
C) find things easily
D) looking for a friend
  • 12. What was tracked all over the floor of the cabin?
A) Stew
B) Honey
C) Flour
D) Salt
  • 13. How did the bear get into his cabin?
A) Matt accidentally left the door open.
B) The bear broke the window and came in.
C) The bear climbed down through the chimney.
D) Matt neglected to bar the door.
  • 14. Who brought the bees to America?
A) the Indians
B) the Mexicans
C) the colonists
D) no one really knows
  • 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) a lot
C) just once or twice
D) not at all
  • 16. What did Matt lose while he was running from the bees?
A) his Playstation 2
B) his gun
C) his fishing rod
D) his boot
  • 17. What are chores?
A) small jobs
B) fish
C) insects
D) bills
  • 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) Massachusetts
C) Maine
D) New York
Answer Key

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

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