620-1 Mrs. Frisby/Rats of NIMH (23-Eplg)

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Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIHM


1.  Jenner left the group because he disagreed with the decision to destroy the machines.  Would you have felt the same way as Jenner did about this decision? Why?

2.  The reader knows that Mr. Frisby lost his life trying to put sleeping powder into Dragon's bowl.  You also now know that Mrs. Frisby was caught under a colander by Billy Fitzgibbon while trying to do the same thing as her husband.  Since the author does not give the specifics of Mr. Frisby's death, explain how  you think he died.

3. Why does the shrew characterize the rats as thieving, hulking beasts?

4.  Do you believe that Justin was one of the two dead mice carried off by the men in white coats?

5.  What do you think the letters NIMH stand for?



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