Fahrenheit 451 Essay Prompts for novel test: Name: ________________________________ Prepare answers to each of these questions for the test. You will be given one question at random to answer on the test in a multi‐ paragraph essay. 1. The men Montag meets at the end of the story are “living libraries.” How are they preserving the knowledge that their civilization has burned? Why is it important for them to do so? How is that knowledge important to the future? 2. One of the main themes of this novel is the danger of censorship. How has censorship affected this society? Why is it so dangerous? With whom does the power to censor really lie? What lesson can be learned from Fahrenheit 451 for our society today? 3. In Fahrenheit 451, the family dynamic has changed. How do families function in this society? Is that a positive or negative relationship for people? How does the family affect each of these characters: Montag, Clarisse, and Mildred? 4. Faber and Granger each talk about what they did when books began to be destroyed. Discuss the actions that each of these characters took, and the results of their actions. How did their actions either fight against or give tacit permission to the book burning? Why is it important to speak up when you believe in something?