1. What do firemen do in the world of Fahrenheit 451?
What is written on the firemen’s helmets?
What are the two professional symbols that Montag wears?
What does Montag say he always smells like? He says it’s like perfume to him.
Who does Montag meet on his way home?
Why is it ironic that people are afraid of firemen?
How do the doors work?
What is etched on Montag’s igniter that he uses to start fires?
What did Montag accidentally kick with his foot on the bedroom floor when he comes home to find his wife passed out?
What is Montag’s wife’s name?
What are the two machines being used on Montag’s wife, Millie, when she OD’s on sleeping pills?
Where does the laughter that Montag hears come from? (p. 14)
What does Mildred have in her ears most of the time?
What did Mildred remember of the night she OD’s?
Explain the “parlor walls”
What does Clarisse rub under Montag’s chin? What is his reaction?
According to Clarisse, how is Montag “not like the others?”
Describe the Hound at the firehouse.
What do the firemen bet on during dull nights at the firehouse?
What happens when Montag tries to pet the Hound?
What is Montag’s theory on why the Hound reacted the way it did?
What is Captain Beatty’s reaction to Montag’s suspicions about the Hound?
Why has Montag never had children?
According to Clarisse, what has changed about Montag’s laugh in the short time they’ve known each other?
Explain a school day in the world of Fahrenheit 451.
Explain what teens do after school
Why does Clarisse find it odd that people find her to be antisocial?
Clarisse often talks about how things are different today than in the past. Explain one.
What alarming news is broadcast over the radio in the firehouse?
What happens to people that try to fool the government?
Why was Montag foolish to use the phrase “Once upon a time?”
What is the brief history of Firemen of America rule books? (p. 32)
How is the fire engine described? (p. 32)
What was different at the old lady’s house?
What did Montag not like about the way things were being done at her house?
What does Montag do with the second book that falls into his hands?
What does Bradbury often compare books to?
What does Beatty say to the old woman about the books?
Who started the fire at the old woman’s house?
What piece of information does Beatty share that refers back to something the old woman said?