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Fahrenheit 451 Final Exam
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Date______________
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I. Quote Identification: For each quote identify who is speaking, tell
me what the context is (what is going on in the story) and tell me why it
is an important issue, or why it matters (3 points each)

1. "I sometimes think drivers don't know what grass is, or flowers,
because they never see them slowly... If you showed a driver a green
blur, Oh yes! he'd say, that's grass... Brown blurs are cars. My uncle
drove slowly on a highway once... and they jailed him for two days.
Isn't that funny, and sad, too?" What point is the speaker making
about society?
Speaker: ______________________
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2. "Colored people don't like Little Black Sambo. Burn it. White people
don't feel good about Uncle Tom's Cabin. Burn it. Someone's written
a book on tobacco and cancer of the lungs? The cigarette people are
weeping? Burn the book. Serenity, Montag. Peace, Montag. Take your
fight outside. Better yet, into the incinerator." What are the
reasons the speaker gives for censorship?
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3. "There was a silly damn bird called a phoenix back before Christ,
every few hundred years he built a pyre and burnt himself up. He must
have been first cousin to Man." Why does the speaker compare Man to a
phoenix?
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II. Multiple Choice - choose the correct answer for each question (1
point each)


1. How does Foreshadowing affect the Time and Sequence of the story?
a) It provides a historical context in which the story may be read
b) It gives subtle hints about what might happen next creating suspense
and mystery
c) It flashes back to give the reader more information
d) It creates vivid description that appeals to the senses


2. Why is Beatty himself a contradiction?
a) He convinces Montag to kill him
b) He believes what the firemen do is right
c) He lets Montag have a book for 24 hours
d) He believes books are worthless, yet he is well read


3. What could be considered a theme of the novel?
a) The dangers of technological advancement
b) Ignorance leads to unhappiness and destruction
c) T.V. is bad, reading is good
d) All of the above

4. The tone of the narrator is _______________.
a) Humorous
b) Content
c) Positive and carefree
d) Dark and ironic


5. Which event in the story could be considered ambiguous?
a) The manner in which Beatty is killed
b) The disappearance of Clarisse
c) Whose side Faber is on
d) How Montag escapes the Hound


6. Which of Bradbury's predictions in the novel have since come true?
a) Young adolescents killing each other with guns and violence
b) Televisions would increase in size and influence over the public
c) The Government fighting a war with severe ramifications
d) All of the above


7. What was Montag's Internal Conflict?
a) A struggle to understand knowledge and individuality
b) An attempt to find out what happened to Clarisse
c) He tried to memorize the Bible
d) Whether or not he wanted to go to war


8. What traits does Montag find odd about Clarisse?
a. She is not odd, she is just like everyone else
b. She has ideas, and likes to talk about them
c. She is rude and angry.
d. She is quiet and polite.


9. What type of figurative language is the following-"One of them slid
down into your stomach like a black cobra..."
a. Personification
b. Simile
c. Hyperbole
d. Rhyme




10. From which point-of-view is the novel written?
a. 1st Person
b. 2nd Person
c. 3rd person
d. a and b


11. What is it about the woman's death that bothers Montag the most?
a. The cops weren't doing there job by getting there first
b. There must be a reason she would die for her books
c. They weren't able to light the fire.
d. She was crazy

12. What does Beatty say took the place of books in society?
a. Television and radio
b. Shorter and shorter abbreviated novels and stories
c. Sports