Fahrenheit 451 Flashcard Example #89630

Identify Guy Montag and describe his job.
Guy Montag is a Fireman. He burns books not rather than put out fires.
Describe Clarisse McClellan
Clarisse is a girl who loves to talk rather than tune into and/or give into electronics.
What smelled like perfume to Montag?
Clarisse asked Montag if he was happy. was he?
No he wasn’t happy what so ever.
Who is Mildred, and what happened to her?
Mildred is Montag’s wife, and she either forgot she was taking pills and accidentally killed herself or she was so empty inside and just killed herself.
Why did Emergency Hospital send technicians instead of doctors to tread Mildred?
The techs get so many cases per night they have special machines built.
What are parlor-walls?
Parlor-walls are wall televisions
Describe the mechanical hound.
A machine that looks like a hound with four chemical senses that will help it hunt down its prey/enemy.
What did Montag believe had been done to the hound?
That it would be easy to set up a partial combination on the hounds and the memory of the hounds on him.
Why was Clarisse considered anti-social?
Clarisse is not in the social technology age in the book and would rather talk face to face rather to a screen.
Who have Clarisse most of her information about the way life used to be?
Her Uncle
Who was Captain Beatty?
Captain Beatty is Montag’s boss who gives order to burn books and tell which houses have books in them
How did the firemen know which houses had books?
The people who know they have books pull an alarm that alerts the firemen.
What lie did Captain Beatty tell Montag?
That books are traitors, they give nothing but contradictory information, and that firemen always burned books.
What did Montag do in the old lady’s attic?
He took a book
Why were the alarms to burn always at night?
A fire burning at night gets more attention
Why did the old woman light the match and commit suicide?
She felt that life wasn’t worth living without books.
What happened to Clarisse? Was it an accident?
She was hit by a car. No it wasn’t an accident because she knew about the older world and was spreading it.
What was Montag afraid Captain Beatty would discover when he came to visit?
He was afraid Captain Beatty would find the books
Why did Captain Beatty believe books should be destroyed?
He thought they should be destroyed because of the upsetting thoughts they can have in them.
What did Montag show Mildred after the captain had left the house?
Montag showed Mildred the books he was hiding
Who was Faber?
Faber was an old English professor, who was retired.
Why did Montag go to see Faber?
Montag wanted to duplicate copies of some books.
What three elements did Faber feel were missing from life?
Quality & texture of information, Leisure time to think, & the right to carry out our actions
What plan did Montag and Faber devise?
To plant books in every fireman’s house.
What was Montag willing to do to convince Faber to help carry out the plan?
He was willing to rip a book piece by piece in front of him.
What had Faber designed that allowed him to be in constant contact with Montag?
A radio and transmitter that looked like “seashells”
Why did Faber decide to go to St. Louis
To find an unemployed printer.
Why did Montag burn the book of poetry in the wall incinerator in his home?
He acted as if it was a joke to read the book so he burned it and also he saw that the ladies were very sad.
Where did Montag hide his books after the ladies left
He hid them in his backyard.
What was the destination of the alarm on the night Montag returned to work at the firehouse?
The alarm was for Montag’s house
Who was the informant on Montag’s home
His wife(Mildred)
Why did Montag kill Captain Beatty
Beatty found out about the transmitter and was hunting Faber down.
Why didn’t Montag run away before he killed Captain Beatty
The mechanical hound was near him
Where did Montag go after he killed Beatty
Montag went to Faber’s house
When Montag left Faber;s house, which direction did he go
He went to the river
Why did Montag take whiskey, a suitcase, and some of Faber’s dirty clothes with him
He needed to throw off his scent the hound had on him.
What did the railroad tracks mean to Montag
A path to safety
What was different about the fire Montag saw after leaving the river
The fire gave warmth & comfort, not destroying.
During the manhunt for Montag by the hound, why did the camera identify an innocent man as Montag
The firemen needed to look good and act as if they got him.
What was different about the hobos Montag met? Why did each man identify himself as a famous author or piece of literature.
They were intellectuals & were memorizing books.
What had Montag been able to memorize
The book of Ecclesiastes
What happened to the city during the war
The city & it’s people were destroyed
What did Montage and the intellectuals believe their mission to be once the war ended
Tht wanted to lean from previous mistakes ; always to remember.

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