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

  • 1. What is the setting at the beginning of the book?
A) They are very close to an Indian village.
B) The wilderness, just after his father left him alone.
C) Quincy, Massachusetts, right before he and his father left on their trip.
D) The family is on a boat on their way to America.
  • 2. Knowing that Matt had a knot in his stomach, what does that mean?
A) He is very hungry.
B) He is kind of nervous and scared.
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 garden tool
B) a watch
C) a map
D) a gun
  • 4. What is a treaty?
A) It is a type of tool used for hunting.
B) A treaty is a sign in the forest.
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) 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 minister back home.
B) his mother at home.
C) his teacher at school.
D) he would to a policeman.
  • 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) stew
B) eggs and bacon
C) fish
D) hamburger
  • 9. What is a deacon?
A) a leader in a church
B) a man who works in a bank
C) a small bird
D) a small animal found in Maine
  • 10. What is a hunch?
A) a kind of rifle
B) tool used for gardening
C) a bow
D) a gut feeling
  • 11. If you are deprived of something, you are.....
A) find things easily
B) going without it
C) running very quickly
D) looking for a friend
  • 12. What was tracked all over the floor of the cabin?
A) Flour
B) Stew
C) Honey
D) Salt
  • 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 Indians
B) the Mexicans
C) no one really knows
D) the colonists
  • 15. How many times did Matt think he would get stung when he tried to get honey from the bees?
A) a lot
B) maybe three times
C) just once or twice
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 boot
D) his fishing rod
  • 17. What are chores?
A) small jobs
B) fish
C) bills
D) insects
  • 18. What was the old Indian's name?
A) Skitcher
B) Pewter
C) Saknis
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 an animal's hoof
D) shoes made out of wood
  • 20. What state is Matt's family from?
A) Massachusetts
B) Rhode Island
C) Maine
D) New York
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Answer Key

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

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