619-1 Mrs. Frisby/Rats of NIMH (19-22)

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Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIHM


1.  The author states that the rats were able to get the laboratory collars off, but does not explain how they got them off.  Give your explanation of how this happened.

2.  Do you agree with Mrs. Frisby's decision to not tell her children that she had volunteered to put the sleeping powder in Dragon's bowl.  Why?

3.  Nicodemus believes rats would not have made tools if they developed their own civilization.  Do you agree or disagree with his belief? Why?

4.  Why is the Toy Tinker an appropriate name for the dead man they found in the woods?

5.  The rats discover that life was too easy and they became worried.  What are some conveniences in your life that perhaps make life too easy?

6.  Jenner and Nicodemus disagree over the creation of a rat civilization.  Who do you agree with and why?



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