Burning Books in Fahrenheit 451


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What is censorship?

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1. Why are books burned in Fahrenheit 451?

2. In Fahrenheit 451, the term 'Fahrenheit 451' refers to _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can quickly gauge the depth of your knowledge about the act of burning books in Fahrenheit 451 with this quiz and worksheet. You will have the opportunity to demonstrate what you know about why this is done and who does the actual burning of the books in the novel.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test your ability to:

  • Define censorship
  • Explain the reason why books are burned in Fahrenheit 451
  • Detail why the government in the book considers books to be 'dangerous'
  • Discuss whether burning books is an effective way for the government in the novel to exert control over its citizens
  • Describe the role of the firemen in the novel

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - understand the concept of censorship and the act of burning books in Fahrenheit 451
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define censorship and the role of the firemen in the novel
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the effectiveness of the government's decision to burn books

Additional Learning

You can learn more about this subject when you explore the lesson titled Burning Books in Fahrenheit 451. Using this lesson, you will:

  • Find out what censorship is and how it is depicted in Fahrenheit 451
  • Discover why the government in the novel deems books to be 'dangerous'
  • Understand what firemen in the novel do
  • Read about what the protagonist, Guy Montag, does in the novel