Sign of the Beaver Chapters 1-6
  • 1. What is the setting at the beginning of the book?
A) The wilderness, just after his father left him alone.
B) Quincy, Massachusetts, right before he and his father left on their trip.
C) The family is on a boat on their way to America.
D) They are very close to an Indian village.
  • 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 gun
B) a garden tool
C) a map
D) a watch
  • 4. What is a treaty?
A) A treaty is a sign in the forest.
B) It is small light for a cabin.
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) clay
B) rocks
C) puddy
D) cement
  • 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) his minister back 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 playing Guitar Hero on his Xbox.
C) He was tending to the garden.
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 leader in a church
B) a small bird
C) a small animal found in Maine
D) a man who works in a bank
  • 10. What is a hunch?
A) tool used for gardening
B) a kind of rifle
C) a gut feeling
D) a bow
  • 11. If you are deprived of something, you are.....
A) find things easily
B) running very quickly
C) looking for a friend
D) going without it
  • 12. What was tracked all over the floor of the cabin?
A) Flour
B) Salt
C) Honey
D) Stew
  • 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) Matt neglected to bar the door.
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 colonists
D) the Mexicans
  • 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) just once or twice
C) a lot
D) not at all
  • 16. What did Matt lose while he was running from the bees?
A) his boot
B) his gun
C) his Playstation 2
D) his fishing rod
  • 17. What are chores?
A) insects
B) small jobs
C) fish
D) bills
  • 18. What was the old Indian's name?
A) Nda
B) Pewter
C) Skitcher
D) Saknis
  • 19. What are moccasins?
A) shoes made out of an animal's hide
B) shoes made out of wood
C) shoes made out of an animal's hoof
D) shoes made by an Indian
  • 20. What state is Matt's family from?
A) New York
B) Rhode Island
C) Maine
D) Massachusetts
Answer Key

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

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