Fahrenheit 451

This page contains assignments and other materials related to our study of Ray Bradbury's novel Fahrenheit 451.

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[ Quizzes ]

Use the questions below to complete quiz corrections. (Note: for FITB questions, "[ ]" is the blank.)
  • Pg. 3-24 pop quiz
    1. FITB: The protagonist’s (i.e. main character’s) name is [ ].
    2. FITB: The protagonist’s occupation is [ ].
    3. FITB: On his way home from work, the protagonist meets a young woman named [ ].
    4. FITB: The protagonist’s wife is named [ ].
    5. Why does the protagonist call the hospital in this section?
  • Pg. 80-100 pop quiz
    1. Who does Montag visit in this section?
    2. Briefly explain the plan jokingly suggested by the man Montag visits.
    3. What does the man Montag visits suggest they do with the Bible?
    4. What physical object does Montag receive from the man he visits?
    5. What does Montag read to Millie and her friends?

[ Discussion Questions ]

  1. Grainger says to Montag that what makes death sad is not the loss of a person, but the loss of that person's actions (and thus their impact on the world). Do you agree with this idea? Why or why not?
  2. What do you imagine might happen in a sequel to Fahrenheit 451? Explain your choices.
  3. Will Montag be on the run forever, or will he settle down? Justify your answer.
  4. Do you think this society believes in God (or, for that matter, has any religious beliefs)? Explain your answer.
  5. Do you think Clarisse's death was faked? Explain your reasoning.
  6. Do you believe there is hope for this society to rebuild? Why or why not?
  7. Why did the group of men feel it was necessary to establish that they weren't superior to anyone else? Explain your answer.
  8. How do you think Montag would set up his society? Explain your reasoning.
  9. What moral, if any, can be learned from this novel? Justify your choice.
  10. Was Montag in love with Mildred, or did he just love her? Explain your reasoning.
  11. How would you have handled the situations throughout the book if you were in Montag's position? Explain your choices.
  12. How do you think Montag's character would be different if he had never met Clarisse? Explain in detail.

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