Censorship Quotes in Fahrenheit 451: Examples & Analysis


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According to Captain Beatty, why do books make people unhappy in Fahrenheit 451?

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1. What new technology enabled the government to change the firemen's job description in Fahrenheit 451?

2. According to the firemen's manual in Fahrenheit 451, why did Benjamin Franklin open the first firehouse?

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Which specific quotes from Fahrenheit 451 reference censorship? What do these quotes explain about the way in which censorship is used in the novel? These are the types of questions you can expect to find when you access this quiz/worksheet combo.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To fully assess what you know regarding this material, you will answer questions about:

  • What Captain Beatty says about why books make people unhappy
  • The technology that led to the change in a fireman's job description
  • The reason Benjamin Franklin opened the first firehouse as explained in the firemen's manual
  • Why newspapers were shut down in the novel
  • Which Constitutional right is protected by censorship as explained by Beatty

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and correctly interpret information about the job of the firemen in the novel
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the lack of newspapers as depicted in Fahrenheit 451
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Captain Beatty's comment on censorship

Additional Learning

You will gain more information about this topic when you study the lesson titled Censorship Quotes in Fahrenheit 451: Examples & Analysis. The use of this lesson will teach you:

  • The definition of censorship
  • How Beatty explains the use of censorship to Montag
  • What the job description of firemen is and the historical reasons that firemen believe firehouses were started
  • How censorship slowly happened according to Faber, a retired professor