Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh Topics for Discussion

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1. Why was the rats' stay at the Boniface Estate an important step between their time at NIMH and living at the Fitzgibbon farm?

2. How is life in the rats' developed civilization on the Fitzgibbon farm similar to their years at the marketplace?

3. Jeremy says that the rats on Mr. Fitzgibbon's farm kept to themselves.

What are some of the reasons for that?

What do they learn after they escape NIMH that makes them stay away from others?

4. Why had Jonathan Frisby never told his wife about NIMH? Was his decision the right one?

5. What is the definition of "bravery?"

Which characters display it?

6. Is there a difference in how the personalities of human and animal characters are described?

7. How is Thorn Valley described? Why is it significant that this setting was chosen for the Plan?

8. Do you think that the rats' plan for a civilization in Thorn...

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