Fahrenheit 451 Dystopian Characteristics & Elements


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In Fahrenheit 451, the governing body censors information by:

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1. In Fahrenheit 451, burning the houses at night is an example of _____ because _____.

2. In Fahrenheit 451, two methods of surveillance used in the society are _____ and _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo is designed to test your understanding of the specific events in the novel Fahrenheit 451 that reflect common dystopian elements. You will be quizzed on your ability to recognize terms and phrases that would correctly fill in the blanks of given descriptions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

With this tool, you will be assessed on your knowledge of:

  • How the governing body in Fahrenheit 451 censors information
  • What the burning of houses at night is an example of and why
  • The two methods of surveillance depicted in the novel
  • Which dystopian element makes the burning of houses at night effective
  • Why some people in the novel believe they are happy

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding common dystopian elements and how they are used in Fahrenheit 451
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the dystopian terms used in relation to the act of burning houses at night
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about surveillance methods and the censorship of information used in Fahrenheit 451

Additional Learning

If you are seeking more details about this topic, you will find them in the lesson titled Fahrenheit 451 Dystopian Characteristics & Elements. The lesson contains:

  • Definitions of utopia and dystopia
  • A list of common dystopian characteristics and elements found in literature
  • Detailed examples of how these elements are incorporated in Fahrenheit 451