Fahrenheit 451 Part 1 Questions 97 03

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  • 1. Fahrenheit 451 Pages 24-31 “The Society”
    • What do the firemen like to do for fun?
    • What is the mechanical hound programmed to do?
    • What does the captain tell him that may be wrong about the hound?
    • How often does Montag encounter Clarisse?
    • What two things does Clarisse ask
    • to do that he surprisingly does (29)?
    • 7. Why isn’t Clarisse in school?
    • 8. Clarisse explains the life of a teenager to Montag.
    • Jot down her description.
  • 2. Fahrenheit 451 Pages 31 – 40 “A Fireman’s Life”
    • How does Montag feel when Clarisse disappears?
    • What description of the firemen does Montag note when he is playing cards with them?
    • What are the rules of firemen established by Benjamin Franklin in 1790?
    • What does the woman do that is upsetting as the fireman pull her books and magazines from the attic?
    • Ultimately what does the woman decide to do as her books and magazines burn?
    • Jot down the quote that
    • Beatty recites on page 40.
    • What do you suppose that quote
    • means in relation to this book?
  • 3. Fahrenheit 451 Pages 41 – 53 “Montag and Mildred”
    • What does Montag carry back with him from the fire?
    • What startling fact can Montag and Mildred not remember?
    • What is it that upsets Montag when Mildred tries to calm him with a TV show?
    • What does Montag try to get Mildred to do when they are driving down the highway?
    • How does Mildred react?
    • What does Montag want to do that Mildred doesn’t understand?
    • What is Montag afraid of outside his house?
    • How does Mildred react to the story of the burning woman?
    • What does Montag tell her she wants to do?
    • How would you describe Montag and Mildred’s relationship ?
  • 4. Fahrenheit 451 Pages 53-63 “History Revealed”
    • Who drives up to Montag’s home when he is late for work?
    • What does Montag make sure is hidden under the pillow?
    • What does Beatty say every fireman needs to know?
    • What does Beatty say happens the 20 th century advances?
    • Describe how the world stops thinking, according to Beatty.
    • What is the key emphasis of life, other than thinking, according to Beatty?
    • Why does Beatty say society decided to burn books (59)?
    • What nickname does Beatty give the firemen (61)?
    • What does Beatty say books are about?
  • 5. Fahrenheit 451 Pages 63-68 “Montag Changed”
    • What does Mildred suggests Montag do since he’s confused and upset? (what she does if she feels the same way)
    • What does Montag reveal to Mildred that shocks her?
    • How does Mildred react?
    • What does Montag convince her to do?
    • What do you suppose Ray Bradbury titled Part 1 “The Hearth and the Salamander”? (think about the definition from the scavenger hunt)