The Sign of the Beaver Questions and Answers
I would like to know what is the difference between the movie and the book for The Sign of the Beaver.
What is the difference between the signs Matt's father and Attean make to show their way in the woods in Sign of the Beaver?
What gifts are exchanged between Matt, Saknis, Attean, and Attean's grandmother in The Sign of the Beaver?
What are the Indian woman doing in Sign of the Beaver? Why is Matt so interested? What is Attean's reaction? Chapters 19-21
In The Sign of the Beaver, Matt is worried about the large amount of snow and the winter ahead. What sets him free and helps him feel better about the winter to come? Why do you think it gives him such confidence?
Why was Matt invited to the Indian feast? Do you think Attean gave him credit for the victory over the bear?
In The Sign of The Beaver, what made Matt change his approach to teaching Attean to read in Chapter 8?
Why does Attean go to Matt's place when he dislikes reading lessons in Sign of the Beaver? Speculate about why you think he keeps coming to see Matt.
What does the Penobscot word, "kweh" from The Sign of the Beaver, by Elizabeth George Speare, mean in English?
How did Matt and Attean's experience reverse the experience of Robinson Crusoe and "the brown savage" in the story?
How did Attean help Matt learn new things about survival in the forest in Sign of the Beaver? Why would these be helpful to Matt?
What food item does Matt's mother persuade Matt and his father to take with them on their trip to Maine territory in the book Sign of the Beaver?
Why does Attean's Grandmother have a bad attitude towards the white men in Sign of the Beaver? What about Saknis? Show why and how.
In The Sign of the Beaver, what evidence is there in chapters 1–2 that Matt's father had a great deal of confidence in him?
What did Matt's father say to him that confirms the fact that Matt also found his manitou in The Sign of the Beaver? When you read the book you discover that Matt also found his manitou. What did Matt's father say to him that confirms this fact?
In chapter 2 of The Sign of the Beaver, what is the main problem, and why do you think the author chose to include this event in the story?
What are some similarities between the ways of the white and Native American people in The Sign of the Beaver?
In chapter 19 or 20 of The Sign of the Beaver written by Elizabeth George Speare, what was the test that Matt had to pass?
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