FAHRENHEIT 451 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
1. The image that this creates is that the firemen do not
care at all if a house is burning. They joke around saying that they want to
pull out some marshmallows and roast them from the burning house.
2. The significance of Montag seeing his reflection in Clarisse’s eyes is that she is not like everyone else. She has a special feature that not everybody else has.
3. Montag had a child memory of one time as a child when there was a power failure, and his mother had found and lit a last candle and then he found a hour of rediscovery, of such illumination that space lost its vast dimensions and drew comfortably around them, and they, mother and son, alone, transformed, hoping that the power might come on soon again.
4. Clarisse thinks that Montag is not very happy and that he is not in love. He also laughs when she is not funny and answers before he is done thinking.
5. 5: The McClellans do funny things to classify themselves as peculiar. First of all the girl thinks to much, she talks about men in the moon, and changes the subject when things get uncomfortable in a conversation. Also, the uncle was arrested becuase he was a padestrians. Another thing about the family, is they sit around with all of the lights on in the house to talk to each other.
6. 6: She asked Montag if he was happy. This is a question that pertains to the plot because it is the question posed that gets him thinking. He really wonders, is he happy, and eventually he finds out that he is not happy. Even though he keeps telling himself he is.
7. 7: He compares her to a dial of a small clock. That you can see the lines of her face like the minute and the numbers on the clock. It glows, like the numbers on the clock.
8. Two other similes are one, her eyes were like a mirror. She is showing what he could be. Not everyone is the same. One other is said that Clarisse is like a marionette show.
9. The bedroom that Montag enters was dark and really quite. As he walks through the room he knows that there is something on the floor but he still hits. The sitting characterizes
10. The smile on Montag’s face goes away because he finds his wife lying on the bed motionless. She had have an over doss on sleeping pills and he was really sad. Montag’s answer to Clarisse’s question was yes when she first asked him but when he started to think about it more about it he wasn’t happy.
11. The event that occurs that night which provides Montag with an impression of the state of society is when he finds his wife lying on the bed because she had for gotten that she already had taken her pills. The impression was that she was dead.
12. In contrast, Montag hears and longs for someone who will want to listen to him. He wants someone to love and be happy with. He is not happy in his life right now because no one loves him.
13. The new idea for the parlor walls is adding another wall or the fourth wall. This excites Mildred because she can have more people to talk to and she can have more characters.
15. Clarisse is kind and loving to Montag. She is generous and is like a daughter to the wild firefighter Montag. In addition, she is also funny and very smart.
16. The observations that Clarisse makes of Guy is that whenever she says something crazy and insane, he does what she says. When Clarisse asked Montag to look up at the moon and look for the man, Guy looked on the moon. Clarisse finds this characteristic and tells Montag that he is different than the other firemen.
17. The mechanical hound has steel needles that inject morphine into people. This mechanical hound barks at Montag all of the time. Montag fears for his life and is very afraid of the dog.
18. Antisocial means that a person is not very talkative and does not socialize very well with people. In this case, antisocial means that people talk to much and are very social. This term applies to Clarisse.
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19. Clarisse says people in this novel talk about sports and teams.
20. During the card game, Montag asks if firemen a long time ago use to put out fires instead of set them. This questions that Montag says to the firemen suggest that he is eager to know the truth and wants to know of things no one else knows.
2. Mildred worries a lot she always wants to be like everyone else. She tries really hard to fit in with everyone.
4. The sand goes right through the sieve, and Montag is reading the books and the information is going right through him and he is not remembering anything that he is reading.
5.The significance of this commercial is how this commercial is trying to brainwash Montag. Montag is trying to memorize the bible when this commercial is playing in the background. He is trying to memorize the words but it is not working.
1. Montag goes to see Faber because he wants to go hear more information on the bible and doesn't really believe him on the phone. He wants to go see the bible also. Montag wants to talk to Faber in person because he wants to remember the things he has heard.
2. Faber tells Montag about the books even though Faber thinks that Montag is talking to Faber to help him in a trap.
3. The three things that Faber tells Montag are missing from society are "The people's society is lacking quality," "Leisure to digest," and the "Right to carry out actions based on what we learn from the interaction of the first two."
5. This quote from Faber is saying that Montag has a good plan but it would be highly impossible to change the minds of the people living in the city. Montag would have to convince all of the people that burning books are bad.
7. The device that Faber gave Montag was a seashell radio that listens. If you put it in your ear, it can sit comfortably home, warming the frightened bones and hear and analyze the fireman's world, find its weaknesses, without danger.
1. The parlor women are like a monstrous crystal chandelier tinkling in a thousand chimes. They had Cheshire cat smiles burning through the walls of their house, and now they were screaming at each other above the din. The parlor women are very gossipy and talk about the latest romances and war.
3. In Fahrenheit 451 the things that are representative of the lifeless waters are Montag and Mildred, and the people of the towns because they really have no part in society. They do what they are told and do not go any further than that. No questions asked.
4. After hearing the poem, some of the women cry and over react because they have never heard stories that are sad before.
5. Their reaction supports Beatty's speech because he told Montag that the truth makes people sad and they don't want to hear about reality. We can tell that he is telling the truth by how these women over reacted.
Fahrenheit 451 Questions
What is Mildred’s main concern as she runs out the house?
What does Beatty say is the real beauty about fire?
What feelings does Montag have about burning his house?
While Montag is in flight from the scene of Beatty’s murder, what thought occurs to him about Beatty?
1. Mildred's main concern as she runs out of the house is that Beatty will find out that they are keeping books in their house and reading them.
2. Beatty says that fire cleanses and purifies people and all things. The beauty about fire is, it can get rid of anything you put the lighter to.
3. Montag feels very guilty and sad about burning his house but he was forced to do this job. Although he felt sad about burning his house, he felt happy when he was able to burn the parlor walls of his house.
4. The thought that comes to the mind of Montag is that the whole time when Beatty was arguing with Montag about the books, he wanted to die. He was starting an argument with Montag to get him worked up so he could be killed.
STUDY GUIDE QUESTIONS
1. How has Beatty given Montag hints that he is under suspicion?
2. Who must have brought the books back from the garden?
3. Who (3) TURNED IN AN ALARM AGAINST Montag?
3. Who (3) TURNED IN AN ALARM AGAINST Montag?
8. How many scents can the mechanical hound remember?
9. Why did Montag want Faber to turn on the air conditioning and
9. Why did Montag want Faber to turn on the air conditioning and sprinklers?
- Summarize Granger’s explanation of their overall plan for changing society.
- When Montag complains about being unable to remember Mildred, what explanation does Granger give?
- What is Granger’s philosophy of life, taught to him by his grandfather and handed on to Montag?
- Describe the effects of the war as Montag imagines them.
- Granger compares society to the Phoenix. In what ways are the two alike?
- What does Granger say will be the first thing they will build? Explain.
- What is the promise at the end of the novel?
1. Granger's overall plan for society is to build great and powerful inventions and teach the people of the cities things that these men never were allowed to learn as they were growing up.
2. The explanation he gives is of when Granger tells of when his grandfather died he was very sad. Granger wasn't sad when he died but of how his grandfather couldn't do special things with him any more.
3. Granger's philosophy of life is live every second you can as though in just ten seconds you will fall to the ground and die. Get up out of your house and enjoy the gifts nature gives you. Spend them wisely.
4. Montag imagines his wife watching the parlor walls and enjoying the television shows she is watching until, suddenly when the bomb hits, she becomes frightened and can't get out of the house. She becomes disintegrated and dies with all of the other people. In addition, Montag sees bodies fall to the ground.
5.Granger says that there was a bird back before Christ that when put into the fire it would spring out of the ashes like he was born over and over again. He says that humans have one thing that the phoenix doesn't have. We know all the silly things we have done over thousands of years as long as we know that and always have it around where we can see it.
6. The first thing they will rebuild is a giant steam shovel, the biggest in History to dig the biggest grave of all time and shove war in and cover it up. These men want to cover up the product this man made bomb has produced. They want to keep the past behind them and move on.
7. The promise at the end of the novel is that these men are going to build a perfect society with the people liking each other. There will be peace and beauty in the world they are going to create.