1. Explain how fabric is dyed using plants as a
natural means to dye fabric.
Possible Answer: Natural dyeing of fabrics is done using
plants, bark and fruits or vegetables. The first thing you have to
do is collect the material you want to use. Next you soak or boil
the gathered materials in a large container of water. Wait until
you have the color you desire. Take the item you plan on dyeing
and place it into the natural dye you have created. Let it soak
until it becomes the color you desire (it will become lighter after it
dries). Take the item out and rinse it until the water is clear.
2. Mary Alice now realizes NASA was responsible
for the order to burn the special fabric. She however feels
terrible because she doubted her father. Think of a time that you
doubted someone very close to you, and explain how you felt.
Possible Answer: A time I remember very clearly is when I
doubted my grandmother. When I was about six years old she told me
she would take me to see a play at the theater. I thought the play
was only going to be shown for a week. When the week had passed
and my grandmother had not called to make plans, I was very angry with
her. It wasn't until the following week that I realized the play
was scheduled to be in town for a month. When my grandmother
called about two weeks later to invite me I felt terrible that I had
doubted her in the first place.
3. On page 171 the Mayor and Lamberty are
compared to reeds. (They are still small enough to bend.)
Explain what is meant by this comparison.
Possible Answer: This comparison means that the Mayor and
Lamberty are still flexible. It means their feelings and views can
still be changed.
4. Which person in this story are you most like?
Describe the ways in which you are like that person.
Possible Answer: The person I am most like in Who Really Killed Cock
Robin? is Tony. We both believe in taking care of the environment
and making people aware of environmental problems. Neither Tony or
I give up if we believe in something. We're also alike because
neither of us hesitate to ask questions to find answers. Both of
us also enjoy working with people who can help solve problems.
5. What do you feel was the most important event
in the story? Why?
Possible Answer: I believe the most important event in the
story was when Mary Alice realized how important it was to let Saddle
return to nature. I enjoyed reading this part because that's what
nature and wildlife are all about. However Saddle will have
problems in his natural setting because he imprinted upon Mary Alice.
The author doesn't mention it, but I hope Mary Alice realizes how
important it is not to let an animal imprint upon a person.