The Sign of the Beaver Test | Final Test - Hard

Elizabeth George Speare
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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

In the beginning of The Sign of the Beaver when Attean and Matt first meet, they are boys who are the same age and of very different cultures. In terms of their early relationship, that is until Attean becomes a man, compare and contrast these two young men.

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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