Fahrenheit 451: Comprehension

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Fahrenheit 451: Comprehension

You will have 30 minutes to answer 45 comprehension questions about Fahrenheit 451. You will be able to take this test only 2 times, but you must retake it by next Friday, April 22, by 3 P. M. The test MUST be taken in my presence, preferably during WCW. Good Luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who says the following?"She's nothing to me; she shouldn't have had books. It was her responsibility, she should've thought of that. I hate her. She's got you going and next thing you know we'll be out, no house, no job, nothing."
    • A. 

      Guy Montag

    • B. 

      Mildred

    • C. 

      Captain Betty

    • D. 

      Clarisse

  • 2. 
    Who says this quote?"There must be something in books, things we can't imagine, to make a woman stay in a burning house; there bust be something there. You don't stay for nothing."
    • A. 

      Clarisse

    • B. 

      Captain Beatty

    • C. 

      Guy Montag

    • D. 

      Mildred

  • 3. 
    Who says the following?“I rarely watch the ‘parlor walls’ or go to races or Fun Parks. So I’ve lots of time for crazy thoughts, I guess.”
    • A. 

      Captain Beatty

    • B. 

      Clarisse

    • C. 

      Montag

    • D. 

      Mildred

  • 4. 
    Who says the following?"Classics cut to fit fifteen-minute radio shows, then cut again to fill a two-minute book column, winding up at last as a ten- or twelve-line dictionary resume. I exaggerate, of course. . . . Do you see? Out of the nursery into the college and back to the nursery; there's your intellectual pattern for the past five centuries or more."
    • A. 

      Guy Montag

    • B. 

      Captain Beatty

    • C. 

      Clarisse

    • D. 

      Mildred

  • 5. 
    The following quote is an example of ___________________.“He opened the bedroom door. It was like coming into the cold marbled room of a mausoleum after the moon has set.”
    • A. 

      Characterization

    • B. 

      Personification

    • C. 

      symbolism

    • D. 

      Dramatic irony

  • 6. 
    Who says the following?“Well, this is a play comes on the wall-to-wall circuit in ten minutes. They mailed me my part this morning. . . . They write the script with one part missing. It’s a new idea. The homemaker, that’s me, is the missing part.”
    • A. 

      Clarisse

    • B. 

      Montag

    • C. 

      Beatty

    • D. 

      Mildred

  • 7. 
    The Mechanical Hound tracks down its prey by its
    • A. 

      Chemical complex

    • B. 

      Height and weight

    • C. 

      Physical description

    • D. 

      Address

  • 8. 
    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

  • 9. 
    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

  • 10. 
    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

  • 11. 
    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

  • 12. 
    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

  • 13. 
    Captain Beatty comes to tell Montag about how the world started to ban technology, and a world dictator was installed, who wanted only sadness for the people.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    At the beginning of the novel how is Montag described?
    • A. 

      As a policeman who hates his job

    • B. 

      As a fireman who loves his job

    • C. 

      As someone looking for a job

    • D. 

      As a writer

  • 15. 
    On his way home Montag encounters someone unexpected. Who is it?
    • A. 

      Faber

    • B. 

      Beatty

    • C. 

      Clarisse McClellan

    • D. 

      Clare McDonald

  • 16. 
    Clarisse is characterized as a
    • A. 

      15 year old thinking sophomore

    • B. 

      17 year old thinking teenager

    • C. 

      20 year old working woman

    • D. 

      14 year old deaf freshman

  • 17. 
    As Montag looks into Clarisse's eyes he remembers what?
    • A. 

      Going to school

    • B. 

      Reading with his father

    • C. 

      Writing with his mother

    • D. 

      Reading with his mother by candlelight

  • 18. 
    Clarisse loves to ask questions. When she asks Montag if he is happy, this is significant because
    • A. 

      He does not answer her

    • B. 

      He says "yes" but he is not happy

    • C. 

      He does not know the answer

    • D. 

      He does not hear the question

  • 19. 
    When Montag returns home, how is the home described?
    • A. 

      It is a luxurious home

    • B. 

      A home full of light and color

    • C. 

      A home with children

    • D. 

      Like a place of death and darkness

  • 20. 
    After Montag realizes the answer to Clarisse's question, what event is a reflection on society in the future?
    • A. 

      Mildred over-eats dinner

    • B. 

      Montag goes back to work

    • C. 

      Mildred overdoses on sleeping pills

    • D. 

      Montag overdoses on sleeping pills

  • 21. 
    Why is Clarisse self-described as being anti-social?
    • A. 

      Because she does not attend school

    • B. 

      Because she reads books

    • C. 

      Because she thinks

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 22. 
    Instead of a dog at the fire station the firemen have a Mechanical Hound. How is this a reflection on society?
    • A. 

      All dogs have died

    • B. 

      Society has become "mechanical" and unthinking

    • C. 

      Society has rise above clear thinking

    • D. 

      Society has become a utopia

  • 23. 
    Why does the Mechanical Hound threaten Montag at the Fire Station?
    • A. 

      It recognizes Montag has handled/read books before

    • B. 

      It recognizes Montag's fear in the air

    • C. 

      It has been programmed to attack Montag

    • D. 

      Because it thinks on its own

  • 24. 
    The protagonist is shaken to the core by a specific event. What happened?
    • A. 

      A woman lost her home to a fire

    • B. 

      A woman lit herself and books on fire

    • C. 

      A man lit himself on fire

    • D. 

      A man lost his home to a fire

  • 25. 
    What one question does Montag leave the scene wrestling with?
    • A. 

      What was that person thinking?

    • B. 

      Why didn't the firemen put out the fire?

    • C. 

      Why did Beatty slap the woman on the face?

    • D. 

      What would make someone willing to die for books?