The Mechanical Hound in Fahrenheit 451


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Why are Mechanical Hounds used in Farenheit 451?

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1. How does a Mechanical Hound stop and/or capture its victim in Farenheit 451?

2. Why does the Mechanical Hound first go to Montag's home in Farenheit 451?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz will ask you about the purpose of Mechanical Hounds from Fahrenheit 451. You'll need to know how they attack their victims and understand Montag's interactions with them throughout the story.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will ask you to:

  • Understand the purpose of Mechanical Hounds
  • Recall how Mechanical Hounds stop their victims
  • Know why the Hound goes to Montag's house
  • Remember why the Hound attacks Montag
  • Determine what the Hound does after it's unable to locate Montag

Skills Practiced

The skills you'll practice in this quiz include:

  • Information recall - access knowledge you've gained regarding why Mechanical Hounds are used in the novel
  • Reading comprehension - take away the most important information from the related lesson on Mechanical Hounds from Fahrenheit 451
  • Knowledge application - use what you know about Fahrenheit 451 to answer questions about Montag's experience with the Mechanical Hounds

Additional Learning

Review the related lesson called The Mechanical Hound in Fahrenheit 451 to further your understanding of this concept. The lesson will help you:

  • Learn who wrote Fahrenheit 451
  • Know what Mechanical Hounds are made out of
  • Understand how Montag throws off his scent