Sign of the Beaver Chapters 1-6
  • 1. What is the setting at the beginning of the book?
A) They are very close to an Indian village.
B) Quincy, Massachusetts, right before he and his father left on their trip.
C) The wilderness, just after his father left him alone.
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 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 gun
B) a map
C) a garden tool
D) a watch
  • 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) cement
B) clay
C) rocks
D) puddy
  • 6. If Matt met an Indian, his father told him that he should speak to him just the same as.....
A) his teacher at school.
B) his mother at home.
C) he would to a policeman.
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 cleaning out his living room.
C) He was tending to the garden.
D) He was playing Guitar Hero on his Xbox.
  • 8. What did he serve Ben?
A) stew
B) fish
C) hamburger
D) eggs and bacon
  • 9. What is a deacon?
A) a leader in a church
B) a man who works in a bank
C) a small animal found in Maine
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) 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) Matt neglected to bar the door.
B) The bear broke the window and came in.
C) Matt accidentally left the door open.
D) The bear climbed down through the chimney.
  • 14. Who brought the bees to America?
A) no one really knows
B) the colonists
C) the Mexicans
D) the Indians
  • 15. How many times did Matt think he would get stung when he tried to get honey from the bees?
A) just once or twice
B) a lot
C) maybe three times
D) not at all
  • 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) small jobs
B) bills
C) insects
D) fish
  • 18. What was the old Indian's name?
A) Skitcher
B) Saknis
C) Pewter
D) Nda
  • 19. What are moccasins?
A) shoes made out of an animal's hoof
B) shoes made out of wood
C) shoes made by an Indian
D) shoes made out of an animal's hide
  • 20. What state is Matt's family from?
A) Rhode Island
B) Massachusetts
C) Maine
D) New York
Answer Key

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

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