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.
Possible Answer: I believe the rats took some kind of piece of
trash they found and turned it into a tool. They were intelligent
now and understood how things worked. They could have sharpened the
item they found into a saw and cut the collars off of each other's necks.
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?
Possible Answer: I disagree with Mrs. Frisby. What if
something goes wrong and she does not return to her house. The
children do not know how their father died. I think it would be
terrible to not know how both of your parent died. If she told them,
at least they would know that she was a hero.
3. Nicodemus believes rats would not have made
tools if they developed their own civilization. Do you agree or disagree
with his belief? Why?
Possible Answer: I think Nicodemus is correct. Rats are
rodents. Rodents have teeth that keep on growing. These teeth
are the only tools that rats needs.
4. Why is
the Toy Tinker an appropriate name for the dead man they found in the
Possible Answer: My grandpa uses the word tinker all of the
time. He says it means to keep busy at something. This was the
perfect name for the man because he made and repaired toys. He
tinkered with toys.
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?|
Possible Answer: One of the things is the remote for the
TV. It makes me very lazy. I don't even have to get up to
change the stations. Another convenience that I use that makes life
easy for me is a car. Many times I will ask my mom or dad to take me
someplace in their car. I could easily walk or use my bike. It
would be good exercise for me and it would also be better for the
Jenner and Nicodemus disagree over the creation of a rat
civilization. Who do you agree with and why?
Possible Answer: Jenner believes that the rats should always
depend upon others to survive. I'm not sure if he's right or
not. I'm not sure if rats could be intelligent enough to create
their own civilization.