Fahrenheit 451 Study Guide Part 2 The Sieve and the Sand

Montag and Mildred think someone is at the door. Why doesn’t the door-voice tell them if someone is there? Because Montag had turned it off before they started reading the books.
What does Mildred think is at the door? What is at the door? Someone who is alive but doesn’t do anything with there life.
What is a rumor Montag has heard? They are having a great life while the rest of the world is suffering.
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 he was reciting a 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” Writes to get deeper meaning.
What does Faber give Montag at the end of their meeting? An Address
What are some of the books that Montag asks Faber about? Bible, Shakespeare, and Plato.
Why is Faber afraid to answer? He thinks its a trap.
Why is Mildred excited? The ladies are coming over.
What is the name of the show that Mildred plans to watch? White Clown
What question does Montag ask Mildred? He asks her if the White Clown loves her.
While Montag is on the train what does he remember about when he was a child? Sitting on a yellow dune with a seive of sand in his hand.
Why is he trying to remember the Bible? So it will stick in his mind just in case it gets destroyed.
What is causing Montag to have a difficult time reading the Bible? The people are distracting him on the bus.
How does Montag begin to behave? What is the reaction from the other riders? He tries to ignore them.
Whom does Montag visit? Faber
How is Professor Faber described? White, old, and fragile
According to Faber, what does Jesus do on the parlor walls? Faber says that Jesus is now in the parlor TV and is used to advertize products.
According to Faber, why is he a coward? He had the chance to save books but he didn’t because he was too scared.
What are the three qualities that Faber says are needed? Quality of info, and leisure to digest.
What idea did Montag have? Montag thinks they should get a printing press and print extra copies of books.
What is Faber’s reaction to Montag’s idea? Faber doesn’t want to listen, because he knows that if they printed books, they would be arrested or killed.
What idea does Faber suggest to Montag about printing extra copies? The Firemen’s house
What does Montag do to the Bible to try to get Faber to agree to help? Rips the pages from the Bible.
What does Faber give Montag to help him out with his meeting with Beatty? A seashell radio
Describe the bank Open 24 Hours, robotic people
Describe the show that Mildred and her friends are watching? Jumps from one thing to the next
What does Montag do to the parlor walls? He pulled out the plug.
What questions does he ask? He asks about their husbands and their children.
What happened to Gloria’s husband? He killed himself by jumping off a building.
How did Mrs. Bowles have two children? C-Section
What were Mrs. Bowles’s reasons for having children? Continue the race of people.
Describe Mrs. Bowles’s way of parenting She puts them in bording school most of the time and when they are not at school, she puts them in front of the TV and leaves them there. She shows no love towards her children.
How did the women vote? What did they use for criteria when voting for president? On looks
What does Montag do after he can’t take the women anymore? He goes and gets a book to read to them.
What is the name of the poem Montag reads? Dover Beach
What is Mrs. Phelps’s reaction to the poem? She starts to cry.
What does Montag do with the book after he has read the poem? Burns it
What does Beatty say when he sees Montag in the firehouse? He calles him a fool, but says that he was sensible to come back and welcomes him back to work.
According to Beatty, why does he quote from the books that Montag clings to? He wants to show Montag how books are very contradictory, so they cannot be relied on to give him the answers he is looking for.
What house do the firemen go to? What house do the firemen go to?

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