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) 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) His pants are too small and they hurt his stomach.
B) He has a stomach bug because he ate a poisonous plant.
C) He is very hungry.
D) He is kind of nervous and scared.
  • 3. Matt's father took Matt's old "blunderbuss." What did he take?
A) a garden tool
B) a watch
C) a gun
D) a map
  • 4. What is a treaty?
A) A treaty is a sign in the forest.
B) It is a type of tool used for hunting.
C) It is an agreement between two people.
D) It is small light for a cabin.
  • 5. What did Matt use for the task of "chinking"?
A) clay
B) puddy
C) rocks
D) cement
  • 6. If Matt met an Indian, his father told him that he should speak to him just the same as.....
A) he would to a policeman.
B) his mother at home.
C) his teacher at school.
D) his minister back home.
  • 7. What was Matt doing when an unannounced stranger showed up?
A) He was cleaning out his living room.
B) He was tending to the garden.
C) He was waiting for his supper to cook.
D) He was playing Guitar Hero on his Xbox.
  • 8. What did he serve Ben?
A) stew
B) eggs and bacon
C) hamburger
D) fish
  • 9. What is a deacon?
A) a small animal found in Maine
B) a leader in a church
C) a man who works in a bank
D) a small bird
  • 10. What is a hunch?
A) tool used for gardening
B) a bow
C) a kind of rifle
D) a gut feeling
  • 11. If you are deprived of something, you are.....
A) going without it
B) running very quickly
C) find things easily
D) looking for a friend
  • 12. What was tracked all over the floor of the cabin?
A) Stew
B) Flour
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) 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 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) not at all
C) maybe three times
D) a lot
  • 16. What did Matt lose while he was running from the bees?
A) his Playstation 2
B) his boot
C) his gun
D) his fishing rod
  • 17. What are chores?
A) fish
B) small jobs
C) bills
D) insects
  • 18. What was the old Indian's name?
A) Pewter
B) Saknis
C) Skitcher
D) Nda
  • 19. What are moccasins?
A) shoes made out of an animal's hide
B) shoes made by an Indian
C) shoes made out of wood
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.D   3.C   4.C   5.A   6.D   7.C   8.A   9.B   10.D   11.A   12.B   13.C   14.B   15.A   16.B   17.B   18.B   19.A   20.D  

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