Fahrenheit 451 Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What interrupts Montag’s confrontation with Beatty?

2. What poem does Montag read during his confrontation with Mildred?

3. Whose house is scheduled to be burned at the end of Part Two?

4. According to Faber, what don’t people need to be happy?

5. Where is Mrs. Phelps' husband?

Short Essay Questions

1. As Montag reads through the illegal books, what sound adds urgency to his search?

2. What does Faber say about the magical properties of books?

3. What is significant about the telephone conversation that pulls Mildred away from Montag and the books?

4. What is the first glimmer readers see of Montag beginning to think for himself?

5. How does Montag convince Faber that he can be trusted with information about books?

6. What does Faber feel is an inevitable truth, and how does his belief affect Montag’s plan?

7. How does Faber react to the news that firemen are at Montag’s home?

8. Why does Faber consider himself a coward?

9. Describe Mildred’s relationship with her television programs.

10. What reason does Montag give Faber for his sudden decision to stop burning books?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How does Mildred symbolize the state of unhappiness in Montag’s society? What does Mildred value, and how do her obsessions affect her personal life, particularly in her marriage? What message is Bradbury sending the reader about the comparison between television and books? Be sure to include examples from the text to help strengthen your arguments.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss Clarisse’s role in the novel. How does she act as a catalyst for Montag’s change? Do you think he could have / would have changed without her influence? Is it significant that catalyst to Montag’s change is a young, beautiful woman? Why or why not? Be sure to include examples from the text to help strengthen your arguments.

Essay Topic 3

Describe the society Montag lives in. What control does the government have over its people, and what is the motivation behind this control? Do you see any parallels between Montag’s society and our own? What do you think is Bradbury’s message about government and censorship? Be sure to include examples from the text to help strengthen your arguments.

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