Sign of the Beaver Chapters 1-6
  • 1. What is the setting at the beginning of the book?
A) The family is on a boat on their way to America.
B) The wilderness, just after his father left him alone.
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 has a stomach bug because he ate a poisonous plant.
B) He is kind of nervous and scared.
C) His pants are too small and they hurt his stomach.
D) He is very hungry.
  • 3. Matt's father took Matt's old "blunderbuss." What did he take?
A) a gun
B) a watch
C) a garden tool
D) a map
  • 4. What is a treaty?
A) It is a type of tool used for hunting.
B) It is small light for a cabin.
C) It is an agreement between two people.
D) A treaty is a sign in the forest.
  • 5. What did Matt use for the task of "chinking"?
A) cement
B) clay
C) puddy
D) rocks
  • 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) his mother at home.
C) his teacher at school.
D) he would to a policeman.
  • 7. What was Matt doing when an unannounced stranger showed up?
A) He was playing Guitar Hero on his Xbox.
B) He was waiting for his supper to cook.
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) stew
D) eggs and bacon
  • 9. What is a deacon?
A) a small bird
B) a leader in a church
C) a small animal found in Maine
D) a man who works in a bank
  • 10. What is a hunch?
A) a kind of rifle
B) tool used for gardening
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) looking for a friend
D) find things easily
  • 12. What was tracked all over the floor of the cabin?
A) Flour
B) Stew
C) Honey
D) Salt
  • 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 Indians
C) the Mexicans
D) the colonists
  • 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 gun
B) his fishing rod
C) his Playstation 2
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) Saknis
B) Nda
C) Pewter
D) Skitcher
  • 19. What are moccasins?
A) shoes made by an Indian
B) shoes made out of an animal's hoof
C) shoes made out of wood
D) shoes made out of an animal's hide
  • 20. What state is Matt's family from?
A) Rhode Island
B) Maine
C) New York
D) Massachusetts
Answer Key

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

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