Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How long does Matt estimate that it will take Attean to learn his lessons?
2. What word does Attean use to describe Crusoe when Crusoe goes back to the ship?
3. What does Attean bring Matt when he enters the house in Chapter 7?
4. What is the first word that Matt hears the stranger speak?
5. How does Matt know that the stranger intends to stay the night?
Short Essay Questions
1. How dies Matt discover that he can overcome his loneliness?
2. How does Matt's remark about shooting squirrels remind the reader that Matt is still a child?
3. In what ways does Matt reveal his maturity in this first chapter?
4. How does Matt's garden experience prove to be frustrating?
5. What is the conflict Matt faces when Saknis invites him to come along on the hunt with his people as Attean's brother?
6. What is Matt's reaction to Attean's explanation of his grandmother's hatred of white men?
7. Attean tells Matt that it is the white man who introduced metal traps to the Indians. What does the trap symbolize to Attean?
8. Characterize the relationship that develops between Saknis and Matt.
9. How is Matt and Attean's use of each other's language symbolic of their relationship?
10. When Attean takes Matt around to see the Indian women working, why is this work of such interest to Matt and of little interest to Attean?
The Sign of the Beaver is a piece of historical fiction. The basic dilemmas of Attean and his people were the dilemmas and tragedies of the native Americans in the times of westward expansion. What do you think of the author's decision to have Attean and his people leave before Matt's family could meet them?
Even though Saknis is responsible for bringing up Attean, are there any significant ways in which Saknis and Attean are different? How does the reader sense the mutual love and respect they have for each other?
In Matt's cabin, in addition to Robinson Crusoe, he also has the Bible. When Matt retells Attean a story from the Bible, Attean accepts it much better than the Robinson Crusoe story. What is it about the story of Noah's Ark that is ultimately more acceptable to Attean?
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