1. How had May Alice's Granddad
originally colored the rugs he made?
bought at the grocery store
natural dyes from
2. Tony points to an odd contraption known as an
old spinning jenny? Which of the following best defines the word
an old chair
3. Who does Mary Alice shout at while in the
4. Who ordered Mary Alice's father to burn the
the Space Administration
5. What suggestion did Tony make with regard to
disposing of the fabric?
be dumped into the ocean.
should be burned in Washington.
It should be buried in
6. Which of the following group of words are
synonyms for the word "subtle?"
cautious and careful
7. What kind of mill did Tony discover as he
along the road?
a rug mill
a flour mill
8. What substance was Tony investigating for
Mayor Joe Dambrowski?
9. What animals had Rob tested for PCB?
10. The following statement is made in Chapter 7:
The bottom of Lake Erie is now good only for making
thermometers. What does this statement mean?
and plants eat and live off of the mercury at the bottom of Lake Erie.
is so much mercury from pulp and paper mills in Lake Erie that nothing
can live there.
It is possible to put
thermometers in the bottom of Lake Erie.
11. What does Tony discover in Chapter 7 about
the ants and bees?
no spiders to eat them.
have been eaten by the birds.
There are not enough.
12. What is the Power and Light Company using the
To add to
down the weeds and trees around the power poles.
To put on the power
13. Mary Alice's says her dad is tired of
synthetics and Tony's mom can bring him dye plants. Which of the
following best defines the word "synthetics?"
not real, artificial
14. Which of the following statements most
accurately sums up the conclusion of the book?
mercury killed Cock Robin.
team of people killed Cock Robin.
The sparrow killed
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