The Sign of the Beaver Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

Elizabeth George Speare
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Final Test - Hard

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This test 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

Essay Topic 1

What is the role of women in Attean's village? What does Attean say about women that help the reader understand his view of women in a community?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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