1. What season is it as the story Mrs.
Frisby and the Rats of NIHM begins?
2. Where do Mrs. Frisby and her
four children live?
in an asparagus patch.
live in Mr. Fitzgibbon's barn.
They live in an
underground house of a vegetable garden.
3. Which significant
incident occurs in Chapter One?
Frisby meets Mr. Ages the white mouse.
the youngest son is very sick.
Mr. Fitzgibbon begins
4. Where did Mrs. Frisby
find a supply of food carefully stored and hidden by someone else?
it in a stump.
found it in the barn.
She found it in a
hollowed out fence post.
5. Martin checks on Timothy. What does he do
to determine if he is sick?
He looks at his eyes
and says they are watery.
He feels his forehead
and says it's burning hot.
6. Mrs. Frisby admits that Timothy is something of
a hypochondriac. Which of the following best defines the word
who gets seriously ill, very often.
One who often
complains about imaginary illnesses.
One who wants to study
7. Which of the following best describes
Timothy's "delirious" condition at the end of Chapter One?
is experiencing nightmares about monsters and cats, due to a very high
He is vomiting and has
He will not eat.
8. What creature is
not a danger to Mrs. Frisby and her family in the winter?
9. What did Mr. Ages make that was needed by Mrs.
trips to the animal hospital.
made chicken soup.
He made draughts and
powders that helped the sick.
10. Timothy is
characterized as a frail mouse. Which of the following are
synonyms for the word "frail?"
11. In Chapter Three the reader is given insight
into Mrs. Frisby's daughter Cynthia. How is Cynthia described?
unkind and makes fun of her brothers and sisters.
is a very smart mouse who enjoys reading.
She is small and
12. Mrs. Frisby reflects
upon a comment made by her husband, "The size of the brain is no
measure of its capacity." What is meant by this?
of the brain doesn't reflect what it is capable of.
size of the brain determines what it is capable of.
A birdbrain is very
small and capable of very little.
13. Mrs. Frisby gets a ride on the back of the
crow. Why does she think the crow was going to drop her off of
flying, he banked alarmingly.
flew into the branch of a tree.
He came to a very
14. Which of the following phrases best
summarizes the incident that occurred between Jeremy and Mrs. Frisby?
in time saves nine.
good turn deserves another.
The early bird gets
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