Sign of the Beaver Chapters 1-6
  • 1. What is the setting at the beginning of the book?
A) The family is on a boat on their way to America.
B) They are very close to an Indian village.
C) The wilderness, just after his father left him alone.
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 kind of nervous and scared.
D) He is very hungry.
  • 3. Matt's father took Matt's old "blunderbuss." What did he take?
A) a garden tool
B) a gun
C) a map
D) a watch
  • 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) rocks
B) cement
C) puddy
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) his minister back home.
C) he would to a policeman.
D) his teacher at school.
  • 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 waiting for his supper to cook.
D) He was cleaning out his living room.
  • 8. What did he serve Ben?
A) hamburger
B) eggs and bacon
C) fish
D) stew
  • 9. What is a deacon?
A) a man who works in a bank
B) a small bird
C) a leader in a church
D) a small animal found in Maine
  • 10. What is a hunch?
A) a gut feeling
B) a kind of rifle
C) tool used for gardening
D) a bow
  • 11. If you are deprived of something, you are.....
A) going without it
B) looking for a friend
C) running very quickly
D) find things easily
  • 12. What was tracked all over the floor of the cabin?
A) Salt
B) Stew
C) Honey
D) Flour
  • 13. How did the bear get into his cabin?
A) Matt neglected to bar the door.
B) The bear broke the window and came in.
C) The bear climbed down through the chimney.
D) Matt accidentally left the door open.
  • 14. Who brought the bees to America?
A) the Mexicans
B) no one really knows
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) a lot
B) just once or twice
C) maybe three times
D) not at all
  • 16. What did Matt lose while he was running from the bees?
A) his gun
B) his Playstation 2
C) his fishing rod
D) his boot
  • 17. What are chores?
A) fish
B) bills
C) small jobs
D) insects
  • 18. What was the old Indian's name?
A) Saknis
B) Pewter
C) Nda
D) Skitcher
  • 19. What are moccasins?
A) shoes made out of an animal's hide
B) shoes made out of wood
C) shoes made by an Indian
D) shoes made out of an animal's hoof
  • 20. What state is Matt's family from?
A) Massachusetts
B) Maine
C) New York
D) Rhode Island
Answer Key

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

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