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) The family is on a boat on their way to America.
C) Quincy, Massachusetts, right before he and his father left on their trip.
D) They are very close to an Indian village.
  • 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 kind of nervous and scared.
C) He is very hungry.
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 watch
B) a map
C) a garden tool
D) a gun
  • 4. What is a treaty?
A) It is a type of tool used for hunting.
B) It is an agreement between two people.
C) It is small light for a cabin.
D) A treaty is a sign in the forest.
  • 5. What did Matt use for the task of "chinking"?
A) rocks
B) clay
C) cement
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 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) stew
B) fish
C) hamburger
D) eggs and bacon
  • 9. What is a deacon?
A) a man who works in a bank
B) a leader in a church
C) a small animal found in Maine
D) a small bird
  • 10. What is a hunch?
A) tool used for gardening
B) a bow
C) a gut feeling
D) a kind of rifle
  • 11. If you are deprived of something, you are.....
A) running very quickly
B) find things easily
C) looking for a friend
D) going without it
  • 12. What was tracked all over the floor of the cabin?
A) Flour
B) Stew
C) Salt
D) Honey
  • 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) no one really knows
B) the Mexicans
C) the colonists
D) the Indians
  • 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) not at all
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) bills
B) small jobs
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 out of wood
B) shoes made out of an animal's hide
C) shoes made by an Indian
D) shoes made out of an animal's hoof
  • 20. What state is Matt's family from?
A) New York
B) Rhode Island
C) Maine
D) Massachusetts
Answer Key

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

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