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

  • 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 is very hungry.
B) He has a stomach bug because he ate a poisonous plant.
C) His pants are too small and they hurt his stomach.
D) He is kind of nervous and scared.
  • 3. Matt's father took Matt's old "blunderbuss." What did he take?
A) a watch
B) a gun
C) a map
D) a garden tool
  • 4. What is a treaty?
A) It is an agreement between two people.
B) A treaty is a sign in the forest.
C) It is small light for a cabin.
D) It is a type of tool used for hunting.
  • 5. What did Matt use for the task of "chinking"?
A) puddy
B) cement
C) rocks
D) clay
  • 6. If Matt met an Indian, his father told him that he should speak to him just the same as.....
A) his mother at home.
B) he would to a policeman.
C) his minister back home.
D) his teacher at school.
  • 7. What was Matt doing when an unannounced stranger showed up?
A) He was playing Guitar Hero on his Xbox.
B) He was cleaning out his living room.
C) He was waiting for his supper to cook.
D) He was tending to the garden.
  • 8. What did he serve Ben?
A) hamburger
B) stew
C) eggs and bacon
D) fish
  • 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 gut feeling
B) tool used for gardening
C) a bow
D) a kind of rifle
  • 11. If you are deprived of something, you are.....
A) find things easily
B) running very quickly
C) going without it
D) looking for a friend
  • 12. What was tracked all over the floor of the cabin?
A) Stew
B) Honey
C) Salt
D) Flour
  • 13. How did the bear get into his cabin?
A) The bear broke the window and came in.
B) The bear climbed down through the chimney.
C) Matt neglected to bar the door.
D) Matt accidentally left the door open.
  • 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) 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 Playstation 2
B) his fishing rod
C) his gun
D) his boot
  • 17. What are chores?
A) fish
B) small jobs
C) insects
D) bills
  • 18. What was the old Indian's name?
A) Pewter
B) Skitcher
C) Nda
D) Saknis
  • 19. What are moccasins?
A) shoes made out of an animal's hoof
B) shoes made out of wood
C) shoes made out of an animal's hide
D) shoes made by an Indian
  • 20. What state is Matt's family from?
A) Massachusetts
B) Maine
C) New York
D) Rhode Island
Answer Key

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

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