The Sign of the Beaver: Setting & Characters


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The Sign of the Beaver is set in what state?

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1. The main character in The Sign of the Beaver is a 13 year old boy named _____ who is left by himself for the entire summer and into the winter to protect his family's cabin.

2. In The Sign of the Beaver why does Matt's father leave him alone for the summer?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will test you on the main character of The Sign of the Beaver and the different situations he deals with after he is left alone by his father. You also need to know about the different people involved.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Assessments focus on the following:

  • How Matt learns to hunt, fish and trap
  • Why Matt's father leaves him alone for the summer
  • State in which The Sign of the Beaver is set

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the name of the main character in The Sign of the Beaver
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on The Sign of the Beaver
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the person who saves Matt

Additional Learning

The lesson titled The Sign of the Beaver: Setting & Characters will increase your knowledge of this book. Covered objectives include:

  • Know the time period in which the book is set
  • Understand the setup between Matt and Attean
  • Review related historical background information