Fahrenheit 451 study guide PART 2

Montag and Mildred think someone is at the door. Why doesn’t the door-voice tell them if someone is there? Mildred had turned off the door-voice off.
What does Mildred think is at the door? What is at the door? Mildred thinks its an actual dog, but it’s a mechanical hound.
What is Montag talking about when he says he saw a snake? the snake is a tube that you put down your stomach to get waste out of your stomach.
What is a rumor Montag has heard? the world is starving while they are having a great life
What does Montag remember when he is wondering where to get a teacher? He remembered he had ran across the professor in a park
Who is the English Professor? Faber
Why did the last liberal arts college shut down? lack of students
When Faber was about to leave Montag, he said some things. What did Montag think he was reciting? Montag thought Faber was reciting from the poem.
What does Faber mean by “I don’t talk things, sir”? I talk the meaning of things. I sit here and know I’m alive” (75)? Faber is saying his does not just say things out of the blue. He says things that have meaning and purpose.
What does Faber give Montag at the end of their meeting? a seashell radio
What are some of the books that Montag asks Faber about? 1.) The Bible2.) Shakespeare 3.) Plato
Why is Faber afraid to ask? Faber is afraid to ask because people could hear them talking over the phone(afraid that this is a trap)
Why is Mildred excited? Mildred is excited because her friends are coming over to watch the show with her.
What is the name of the show that Mildred plans to watch? “White Clowns”
What question does Montag ask Mildred? “Does the white clown love you?”
While Montag is on the train what does he remember about when he was a child? He remembers when his cousin had told him to fill a sieve with sand.
Why is Montag trying to remember the Bible? He is trying to remember this because he wanted to write a copy of it after it burns.
What is causing Montag to have a difficult time reading the Bible? Montag is having difficulty because there many people speaking at the time. (a advertisement is playing)
How does Montag begin to behave? What is the reaction from the other riders? Montag begins to talk to himself and go crazy. The other rides think he is crazy and try to get him off the train.
Whom does Montag visit? Faber (the English professor)
How is Professor Faber described? 1.) old2.) pale, white face 3.) eyes faded
According to Faber, what does Jesus do on the parlor walls? Jesus was with his family wondering if he later would recognize his own son. (Jesus was being used as advertisement)
According to Faber, why is Faber a coward? no one will listen to him and he can’t talk to anyone
What are the three qualities that Faber says are needed? 1.) Quality of information2.) time to digest3.) right to carry out our own actions
What idea did Montag have? He was going to put them in the firehouse, in the cars, and then the fire men will have to burn their own cars or homes.
What is Faber’s reaction to Montag’s idea? does not want to help Montag and tells him to go, but finally gives in and agrees
What idea does Faber suggest to Montag about printing extra copies? make extra copies of the book with the old copier at the university
What does Montag do to the Bible to try to get Faber to agree to help? rip pages out of the Bible
What does Faber give Montag to help him out with his meeting with Beatty? a little bug that works as a communication device
Describe the bank. bank uses robot tellers so it can be used at anytime
Describe the show that Mildred and her friends are watching? ” White clowns”-where they chop off each other’s limbs
What does Montag do to the parlor walls? pulls the pain switch turning off all the tvs. ( to give power)
What questions does he ask? When will the war start?
What happened to Gloria’s husband? he is drafted into the war. (he humped off a building and died)
How did Mrs. Bowles have two children? Mrs Bowles has two children by Ceasarian selection
What were Mrs. Bowles’s reasons for having children? Mrs. Bowles reasons for having children were the world needed to reproduce.
Describe Mrs. Bowles’s way of parenting. 1.) Leaves the children at school2.) takes them out once every ten days3.) sees the children three times a month
How did the women vote? What did they use for criteria when voting for president? 1.) Voting -occurred in a parlor 2.) Voting criteria -appearance
What does Montag do after he can’t take the women anymore? Montag yells at them because they don’t know about Hoag and Noble. (they were very shallow when voting and they only based on looks)
What is the name of the poem Montag reads? “The Sea Of Faith”
What is Mrs. Phelps’s reaction to the poem? she cries
What does Montag do with the book after he has read the poem? hides it in a bush and then burns it
What does Beatty say when he sees Montag in the firehouse? “Here comes a very strange beast in which in all tongues is called a fool”
According to Beatty, why does he quote from the books that Montag clings to? 1.) to confuse him2.) make him burn the books3.) detach him from the books
What house do the firemen go to? Montag’s

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