Why Is Fahrenheit 451 Banned?


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When was the novel Fahrenheit 451 published?

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1. Why do people try to have books banned or censored?

2. What is NOT a reason schools or parents have tried to ban Fahrenheit 451?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet address society's censorship as expressed by way of the novel, Fahrenheit 451. Topics include the year of publication, its author and the attempted banning of the book.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to gauge your knowledge of the following:

  • Author of Fahrenheit 451
  • Publication year of Fahrenheit 451
  • Reason for censoring or banning of books
  • Duty of firemen in Fahrenheit 451
  • Why schools or parents may advocate book banning

Skills Practiced

The quiz and worksheet allow students to practice the following skills:

  • Reading Comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Fahrenheit 451 as a banned book
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the concept of the practice of banning or censoring books
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the reasons why parents or teachers might advocate the banning or censoring of books and interpreting it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about banning or censoring books, read through the accompanying lesson entitled Why is Fahrenheit 451 Banned. The lesson concentrates on the following objectives:

  • Define authoritarian and dystopian societies
  • Offer an opinion as to what might have prompted the author to write Fahrenheit 451
  • Investigate what human emotion might be cause for censorship
  • Explain the irony evinced in the banning of Fahrenheit 451
  • Discuss the ironic outcome of attempts to ban Fahrenheit 451