616-1 Mrs. Frisby/Rats of NIMH (7-10)

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Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIHM


1. Mrs. Frisby recognizes that even though Jeremy is not the brightest of animals, he is still very valuable to her because of the things and places he knew about?  Think of a time when you and someone else successfully worked together to solve a problem.

2. Why do you think Mrs. Frisby did not believe the owl would listen to her, a lady mouse with a sick child?

3.  How would a paper glider react if it were caught in an updraft?

4.  Mrs. Frisby realizes at one point in the story that she has two choices: stay in the house and be crushed, or wrap Timothy up and risk his life as they move.  Predict what Mrs. Frisby will do and explain why.

5.  Jeremy indicates that he's never heard of the rats ever helping anybody but themselves.  Do you agree or disagree with the statement that we only help ourselves and not others.

6.  The reader now realizes that Mr. Jonathan Frisby was a very important character in this book.  Make a prediction as to why.



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