Fahrenheit 451 Part One "The Hearth And The Salamander'

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Fahrenheit 451 is a dystopian novel by Ray Bradbury, published in 1953. It is regarded as one of his best works. The novel presents a future American society where books are outlawed and burned if found. It is 2018 and the film is almost out. Take the quiz and see how much you remember.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How does Montag feel about his job at the very beginning of the book?
    • A. 

      Cautious and Unsure

    • B. 

      Enthusiastic and Confident

    • C. 

      Rebellious and Non-Accepting

    • D. 

      He did not have a job

  • 2. 
    How did Montag first meet Clarisse McClellan?
    • A. 

      He met her at a park

    • B. 

      He met her at the fire station

    • C. 

      His wife introduces him to Clarisse

    • D. 

      He is walking home and he feels that somebody is there, and then he sees her

  • 3. 
    According to Clarisse, if you were to show a jet car driver a green blur, what would he think that was?
    • A. 

      A house

    • B. 

      A rose garden

    • C. 

      Grass

    • D. 

      A cow

  • 4. 
    What did Mildred think/pretend happened the night before, when she was denying that she took too many pills?
    • A. 

      Visited the firehouse

    • B. 

      Read illegal books

    • C. 

      Watched her shows in the parlor

    • D. 

      A party with friends

  • 5. 
    What does Montag think happened to the Mechanical Hound that made it not like him?
    • A. 

      Somebody messed with his combination on the Hound's "memory" system

    • B. 

      He once tripped over the Hound and injured it

    • C. 

      The Hound sensed that he was reading books

    • D. 

      The Hound did not like only being programed to hunt and kill

  • 6. 
    Montag thought that it was fitting for the woman to be at her house while they burned it and her books.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    The storyline implies Clarisse McClellan died when she was run over by a car.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Captain Beatty comes to tell Montag a little bit about how the world changed, and he discusses particular details in books written long ago. This voluntary disclosure by Beatty reveals that he knows more about how this bookless society evolved than he usually lets known to Montag during prior interactions between the two characters in the storyline. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    In three sentences, explain how Montag changed from the beginning of the story to the end of Part I.
  • 10. 
    In at least 7 sentences, explain your thoughts about the society the book takes place in. Do you agree with its non-thinking and intellectual policy? Do you think that the people can be truly happy. Why? Base your arguments on Captain Beatty's lecture to Montag on pages 53-63.
  • 11. 
    The                                     is made of wires and steel, and is programed to kill. It has developed a threatening nature, when confronted with Montag, which leads him to believe that it has started to think for itself.
  • 12. 
    1. What do the "firemen" do for a living?
    • A. 

      Put out fires before burning paper

    • B. 

      Burn houses known to have books

    • C. 

      Save those who read books

    • D. 

      Clean out the firehouse

  • 13. 
    • A. 

      Birds can fly like reading books.

    • B. 

      The books are compared to birds because as the books are burning, they take "flight" to that of birds/pigeons that are nuisances.

    • C. 

      Books have flying covers in the future.

    • D. 

      Birds and books both can fly in the future.

  • 14. 
    During his conversations, Montag says that " You never wash it off completely" referring  to the kerosene. What could this mean symbolically?
    • A. 

      Burning books are like kerosene igniting fire.Burning books are like kerosene igniting fire.

    • B. 

      The kerosene used to start fires is difficult to wash off completely.

    • C. 

      This could mean that once you burn something important like books, you can't exactly shake off the feelings after you've done it as it is the guilt of burning books and the houses that contain them.

    • D. 

      This could mean that firemen must never wash off kerosene, so they can smell the part.

  • 15. 
    Why do you think that Bradbury would introduce Clarisse before Montag's wife, Mildred?
    • A. 

      Clarisse is more like the wife that Montag wishes he had married.

    • B. 

      Mildred is not as interesting as Clarisse.

    • C. 

      Bradbury wants the reader to know Clarisse before she is written out of the storyline.

    • D. 

      It is probably because Clarisse will be of more importance in the story and to show the differences in personalities of the two of them.

  • 16. 
    Why does Mildred need help when Montag gets home? 
    • A. 

      Mildred cannot change the channel on the TV by herself.

    • B. 

      Mildred needs help because she overdosed on sleeping pills and was completely passed out.

    • C. 

      The Mechanical Hound has invaded their home, and Mildred is petrified the Hound will inject her with his needle.

    • D. 

      The fireman are out front of the house preparing to burn their home.

  • 17. 
    How is life in Montag's house very different from that of Clarisse's house?
    • A. 

      In Montag's house, Mildred and Guy hardly ever talk or communicate in any way. Mildred is always in the "parlor" and Guy is often at work. At Clarisse's house, she and her family often talk and discuss things.

    • B. 

      In Montag’s house, Mildred and Guy have three large screen TV’s. At Clarisse’s house, she and her family have no large screen TV’s.

    • C. 

      In Montag’s house, books are hidden. At Clarisse’s house, books are stacked neatly in shelves on fully display.

    • D. 

      In Montag’s house, the Mechanical Hound is a playful pet. At Clarisse’s house, the Mechanical Hound devours her uncle.

  • 18. 
    How is Clarisse different than Mildred?
    • A. 

      Clarisse is different than Mildred because Mildred is very shy; whereas, Clarisse is very outspoken.

    • B. 

      Clarisse is different from Mildred because she has thoughts about the world for what it really is, unlike Mildred who doesn't really care.

    • C. 

      Clarisse is different from Mildred because she has thoughts about Hersey bars, unlike Mildred who thrives on Snickers.

    • D. 

      Clarisse is different from Mildred because she keeps books, unlike Mildred who throws books away.

  • 19. 
    What is the Mechanical Hound and what is its purpose?  
    • A. 

      The Mechanical Hound is a computerized Pit Bull and serves as a chaser of anyone holding a book.

    • B. 

      The Mechanical Hound is a friendly robotic dog who serves as a family pet for Mildred.

    • C. 

      The Mechanical Hound is a construction of Legos. This Hound is a watchdog for the fire house.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 20. 
    What is the Hound's reaction to Montag?  
    • A. 

      The Hound doesn't like Montag and acts coldly toward Montag.

    • B. 

      The Hound considers Montag a toy and playfully chases Montag down the streets of the neighborhood.

    • C. 

      The Hound is extremely attached to Montag, so the Hound wags its tail.

    • D. 

      The Hound is fearful of Montag and runs away whenever Montag comes near.

  • 21. 
    Why does society consider Clarisse "anti-social"? 
    • A. 

      Society considers Clarisse anti-social because she rarely comes out of her home, except to visit with Montag.

    • B. 

      Society considers Clarisse anti-social because she spits on firemen whenever they approach her to chat about books.

    • C. 

      Society considers Clarisse anti-social because she believes dandelions can reveal whether a person loves another, or not.

    • D. 

      Society considers Clarisse "anti-social" because she thinks differently and doesn't speak of the "normal" things in their society.