Sign of the Beaver Chapters 1-6
Contributed by: Littlefield

  • 1. What is the setting at the beginning of the book?
A) Quincy, Massachusetts, right before he and his father left on their trip.
B) The family is on a boat on their way to America.
C) They are very close to an Indian village.
D) The wilderness, just after his father left him alone.
  • 2. Knowing that Matt had a knot in his stomach, what does that mean?
A) He is very hungry.
B) He has a stomach bug because he ate a poisonous plant.
C) He is kind of nervous and scared.
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 watch
C) a map
D) a garden tool
  • 4. What is a treaty?
A) It is a type of tool used for hunting.
B) It is small light for a cabin.
C) A treaty is a sign in the forest.
D) It is an agreement between two people.
  • 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) his teacher at school.
B) his minister back home.
C) his mother at home.
D) he would to a policeman.
  • 7. What was Matt doing when an unannounced stranger showed up?
A) He was cleaning out his living room.
B) He was waiting for his supper to cook.
C) He was playing Guitar Hero on his Xbox.
D) He was tending to the garden.
  • 8. What did he serve Ben?
A) eggs and bacon
B) hamburger
C) fish
D) stew
  • 9. What is a deacon?
A) a small animal found in Maine
B) a man who works in a bank
C) a leader in a church
D) a small bird
  • 10. What is a hunch?
A) a bow
B) tool used for gardening
C) a kind of rifle
D) a gut feeling
  • 11. If you are deprived of something, you are.....
A) find things easily
B) looking for a friend
C) running very quickly
D) going without it
  • 12. What was tracked all over the floor of the cabin?
A) Honey
B) Flour
C) Stew
D) Salt
  • 13. How did the bear get into his cabin?
A) The bear broke the window and came in.
B) Matt neglected to bar the door.
C) Matt accidentally left the door open.
D) The bear climbed down through the chimney.
  • 14. Who brought the bees to America?
A) the colonists
B) the Indians
C) no one really knows
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) maybe three times
C) not at all
D) just once or twice
  • 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) bills
B) small jobs
C) insects
D) fish
  • 18. What was the old Indian's name?
A) Pewter
B) Saknis
C) Nda
D) Skitcher
  • 19. What are moccasins?
A) shoes made out of wood
B) shoes made by an Indian
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) New York
B) Rhode Island
C) Massachusetts
D) Maine
Answer Key

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

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