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) He is kind of nervous and scared.
B) He has a stomach bug because he ate a poisonous plant.
C) He is very hungry.
D) His pants are too small and they hurt his stomach.
  • 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 small light for a cabin.
B) It is an agreement between two people.
C) A treaty is a sign in the forest.
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 minister back home.
B) he would to a policeman.
C) his mother at 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 waiting for his supper to cook.
C) He was cleaning out his living room.
D) He was tending to the garden.
  • 8. What did he serve Ben?
A) fish
B) stew
C) hamburger
D) eggs and bacon
  • 9. What is a deacon?
A) a leader in a church
B) a small bird
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) a kind of rifle
C) tool used for gardening
D) a bow
  • 11. If you are deprived of something, you are.....
A) looking for a friend
B) find things easily
C) running very quickly
D) going without it
  • 12. What was tracked all over the floor of the cabin?
A) Salt
B) Flour
C) Stew
D) Honey
  • 13. How did the bear get into his cabin?
A) Matt accidentally left the door open.
B) Matt neglected to bar the door.
C) The bear broke the window and came in.
D) The bear climbed down through the chimney.
  • 14. Who brought the bees to America?
A) the colonists
B) no one really knows
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) maybe three times
B) just once or twice
C) not at all
D) a lot
  • 16. What did Matt lose while he was running from the bees?
A) his fishing rod
B) his boot
C) his Playstation 2
D) his gun
  • 17. What are chores?
A) fish
B) small jobs
C) insects
D) bills
  • 18. What was the old Indian's name?
A) Nda
B) Pewter
C) Skitcher
D) Saknis
  • 19. What are moccasins?
A) shoes made out of an animal's hoof
B) shoes made out of an animal's hide
C) shoes made by an Indian
D) shoes made out of wood
  • 20. What state is Matt's family from?
A) New York
B) Rhode Island
C) Maine
D) Massachusetts
Answer Key

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

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