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) Quincy, Massachusetts, right before he and his father left on their trip.
D) The family is on a boat on their way to America.
  • 2. Knowing that Matt had a knot in his stomach, what does that mean?
A) He is kind of nervous and scared.
B) He is very hungry.
C) His pants are too small and they hurt his stomach.
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 garden tool
B) a map
C) a watch
D) a gun
  • 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) cement
B) rocks
C) clay
D) puddy
  • 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 minister back home.
C) his teacher at school.
D) his mother at home.
  • 7. What was Matt doing when an unannounced stranger showed up?
A) He was tending to the garden.
B) He was playing Guitar Hero on his Xbox.
C) He was cleaning out his living room.
D) He was waiting for his supper to cook.
  • 8. What did he serve Ben?
A) hamburger
B) eggs and bacon
C) fish
D) stew
  • 9. What is a deacon?
A) a small animal found in Maine
B) a leader in a church
C) a man who works in a bank
D) a small bird
  • 10. What is a hunch?
A) a bow
B) a gut feeling
C) tool used for gardening
D) a kind of rifle
  • 11. If you are deprived of something, you are.....
A) going without it
B) running very quickly
C) find things easily
D) looking for a friend
  • 12. What was tracked all over the floor of the cabin?
A) Honey
B) Salt
C) Flour
D) Stew
  • 13. How did the bear get into his cabin?
A) The bear climbed down through the chimney.
B) Matt neglected to bar the door.
C) The bear broke the window and came in.
D) Matt accidentally left the door open.
  • 14. Who brought the bees to America?
A) the Mexicans
B) the colonists
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) 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 fishing rod
B) his Playstation 2
C) his boot
D) his gun
  • 17. What are chores?
A) fish
B) bills
C) small jobs
D) insects
  • 18. What was the old Indian's name?
A) Saknis
B) Pewter
C) Skitcher
D) Nda
  • 19. What are moccasins?
A) shoes made by an Indian
B) shoes made out of wood
C) shoes made out of an animal's hoof
D) shoes made out of an animal's hide
  • 20. What state is Matt's family from?
A) Maine
B) New York
C) Rhode Island
D) Massachusetts
Answer Key

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

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