Forgot your password?  

The Sign of the Beaver Test | Final Test - Hard

Elizabeth George Speare
This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 136 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
Purchase our The Sign of the Beaver Lesson Plans

Final Test - Hard

Name: _____________________________ Period: ___________________________

This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Attean visits Matt after his manitou, what is he carrying?



2. What word best describes Matt's thoughts as soon as Attean and the fellow visitor leave?



3. What emotion does Matt imagine he sees in Attean's eyes?



4. What does Matt wish Attean had given him to show his father upon his return?



5. At the celebration, what story does Attean tell to the villagers that are assembled?



Essay Topics

The wilderness is the setting of the novel, The Sign of the Beaver. In this novel, the wilderness is more than a backdrop for the action; it is a force. Discuss how the wilderness as it is described various times in the novel has the power to challenge, to motivate, to please, and to frighten characters. Use at least three specific examples from the text to show the role the wilderness plays in this novel.

At one point, both Saknis and Attean call Matt the white brother of Attean. Why is this term "brother" used by them here? How is being named a "brother" different than being called a "friend"? Why do they come to think Matt deserves this name?

How might Attean's mannerisms or brusque speaking patterns heighten Matt's uneasiness about Attean's motives or his intentions? In order to answer this adequately, refer directly to instances of Attean's actions or words.

(see the answer keys)

This section contains 277 words
(approx. 1 page at 300 words per page)
Purchase our The Sign of the Beaver Lesson Plans
Copyrights
The Sign of the Beaver from BookRags. ©2009 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook