Biblical Allusions in Fahrenheit 451


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What is the message of the Bible verse that Montag repeats to himself as he tries to memorize the Bible over the chatter of the radio in Fahrenheit 451?

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1. What does Faber read to Montag through his ear bud at night in Fahrenheit 451?

2. Which Biblical character, like Montag, proves through trials that financial reward and the blessings of a family are not what drives him from Fahrenheit 451?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This worksheet/quiz combo will test you on Biblical allusions in Fahrenheit 451, including the message Montag repeats to himself, which book Faber reads to him, and the event that Montag associates with the book of Revelations.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz tests you on:

  • Which Biblical individual proves his lack of material desires through suffering
  • The message Montag recites while he's trying to memorize the Bible
  • Montag's recollections of a verse from Revelations

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of Fahrenheit 451 to identify the events that inspire parallels to Revelations in Montag's mind
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and correctly interpret information about how Montag's life resembles that of a long-suffering Biblical person
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the book from which Faber reads to Montag through his earbud

Additional Learning

Study Biblical Allusions in Fahrenheit 451 if you would like to learn more. You will read about the following objectives in this lesson:

  • Define and explain 'allusion'
  • Explain why Montag is trying to memorize the Bible
  • Discuss Montag's lack of patience with radio commercials