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. How does Mildred’s guest react to the poem?

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

3. On Montag’s first day back at work, what does Beatty try to convince him to do?

4. What is Mildred doing when Montag returns home from Faber’s house?

5. How does Faber help Montag during the confrontation with Beatty?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why does Faber consider himself a coward?

3. What information was used to turn Montag in to the authorities, and where did it come from?

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

5. What reasons does Montag give for his desire to understand what is written in the books?

6. Who is professor Faber, and how does Montag know him?

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

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

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

10. What sound startles Montag and Mildred as they leaf through the illegal books, and how do they react?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss Montag’s relationship with Professor Faber. Where did the two men first meet, and what is significant about their meeting? Why did Montag think that Faber would make a good mentor in his quest for knowledge. Based on your reading, do you agree with Montag’s assessment? Why or why not? Be sure to include examples from the text to help strengthen your arguments.

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

Describe Montag’s transition from duty-bound fireman to intellectual revolutionary. What prompted Montag to abandon his post in search of great literature? Choose to major events in Montag’s life and explain why they were turning points for his character. What do you think Montag’s fate might be five or ten years after the novel’s conclusion? Be sure to include examples from the text to help strengthen your arguments.

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