Fahrenheit 451 study guide - part 2 - Parkway C-2

English II – Fahrenheit 451
Study Guide – Part 2
Name: __________________
“Clarisse’s favorite subject wasn’t _______.”
How does Mildred respond to the literature?
What does Montag suspect, believe, or hear rumors about regarding the outside world (72-4)?
What does Montag remember about Faber?
“I don’t talk things. I talk the __________ of things.”
What “beautiful” images and metaphors are used to describe burning paper (77-8)?
How does Millie react when Montag asks if her TV “family” loves her?
What does the chapter title “The Sieve and the Sand” refer to?
* What is the author using the Denham’s Dentrifice” ad to thematically express?
How does Faber first react to Montag’s visit (80)?
* Explain Faber’s following quotes:
- “Mr. Montag, you are looking at a coward.”
- “I wonder if God recognizes His own son.”
- “I did not speak, and thus became guilty myself.”
- “It’s not books you need, it’s some of the things that once were in books. The same things
could be in the ‘parlor families’ today.”
Explain the three things which books possessed according to Faber:
Leisure –
Right to action –
What kinds of plans do Montag and Faber consider (84-6)?
What does Montag do to the bible?
What electronic device does Faber give to Montag?
How does Faber plan to teach Montag the books so that he can remember them?
What kinds of images do they watch on the parlor screen walls (93-4)?
What kind of news do they learn about the war?
*What can we infer about the news and media in Montag’s society?
*How do Mildred’s friends feel about children?
Describe the two political candidates in the previous election (96-7).
What does Montag do with the poetry book?
Why does Mildred ask, “Now Guy, just who are you talking to?”
How does Mrs. Phelps react to “Dover Beach”?
*Consider Montag’s reaction to Mrs. Phelps and Mrs. Bowles as they leave his home. How does
Montag’s feelings at the end of Part 2 reflect the image of the sieve and the sand?
How does the “wine” metaphor apply to Montag and Faber’s relationship (102-3)?
Describe Beatty’s dream (106).
Beatty: “What traitors books can be! You think they’re backing you up, and then they turn on
How does Beatty use books against Montag (105-8)?
Faber reminds Montag that Beatty is a part of “the solid unmoving ___________ of the
____________ (108).
* Why do you think the author chose for the firemen to play poker in this firehouse scene?
Where does the fire truck go?