Foreshadowing in Fahrenheit 451

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In literature, foreshadowing is _____

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1. At the beginning of the novel Fahrenheit 451, why is the first encounter between Clarisse and Montag an example of foreshadowing?

2. In the novel Fahrenheit 451, how is the air vent used as foreshadowing?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What is foreshadowing? What specific events in Fahrenheit 451 are considered foreshadowing and why? These questions found in this quiz/worksheet combo will help you assess your understanding of this literary device and its use in Bradbury's novel.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Practice questions in this assessment test your ability to:

  • Understand what foreshadowing is
  • Explain how particular events exemplify foreshadowing in Fahrenheit 451
  • Know what given objects foreshadow
  • Review the foreshadowing provided by certain characters

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding what foreshadowing is and how it is used in Fahrenheit 451
  • Making connections - understand the concept of symbols and how they might be used to foreshadow events
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about the character of Faber

Additional Learning

The lesson Foreshadowing in Fahrenheit 451 contains more details about this topic. If you are seeking to learn more about the use of this literary device in this classic novel, you can use this lesson to read:

  • A definition of foreshadowing and why authors use it
  • Details about the meeting between Montag and Clarisse and what this foreshadows
  • How the vent foreshadows later events in the novel
  • Information about Faber and the role he will play in the novel
  • What the Hound and the dandelion represent, respectively, and what these objects foreshadow
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