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 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 map
B) a gun
C) a garden tool
D) a watch
  • 4. What is a treaty?
A) It is small light for a cabin.
B) It is a type of tool used for hunting.
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) rocks
B) clay
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) he would to a policeman.
B) his teacher at school.
C) his minister back home.
D) his mother at home.
  • 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) fish
B) stew
C) eggs and bacon
D) hamburger
  • 9. What is a deacon?
A) a small animal found in Maine
B) a small bird
C) a man who works in a bank
D) a leader in a church
  • 10. What is a hunch?
A) a kind of rifle
B) a bow
C) a gut feeling
D) tool used for gardening
  • 11. If you are deprived of something, you are.....
A) running very quickly
B) going without it
C) looking for a friend
D) find things easily
  • 12. What was tracked all over the floor of the cabin?
A) Stew
B) Salt
C) Honey
D) Flour
  • 13. How did the bear get into his cabin?
A) The bear climbed down through the chimney.
B) Matt neglected to bar the door.
C) The bear broke the window and came in.
D) Matt accidentally left the door open.
  • 14. Who brought the bees to America?
A) the Mexicans
B) the colonists
C) the Indians
D) no one really knows
  • 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) a lot
C) not at all
D) just once or twice
  • 16. What did Matt lose while he was running from the bees?
A) his gun
B) his boot
C) his Playstation 2
D) his fishing rod
  • 17. What are chores?
A) bills
B) insects
C) fish
D) small jobs
  • 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 wood
B) shoes made out of an animal's hide
C) shoes made out of an animal's hoof
D) shoes made by an Indian
  • 20. What state is Matt's family from?
A) Maine
B) New York
C) Massachusetts
D) Rhode Island
Answer Key

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

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