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Farenheit 451 part 1
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What is Guy Montag's profession?
What do firemen do?
Burn houses that contain outlawed books
Who is Guy Montag's new neighbor?
What is a good description of Clarisse?
A teenage girl with free-thinking ideals and a liberating spirit
What does Guy find when he returns home after first meeting Clarisse?
His wife has overdosed on sleeping pills
What has become common in this society?
People overdosing on sleeping pills
Who works on the people that have overdosed?
Pump operators and not MD's (doctors)
What happens to Guy's wife?
What do Guy and Clarisse become?
What has happened to Clarisse at school?
She is an outcast and has no friends
Why has Clarisse become an outcast at school?
Because school authorities believe she is "antisocial" and does not mix well with the other kids
What eventually happened to Clarisse?
She was hit by a speeding car
What did Guy do at the house of an old lady whose house he was sent to burn?
Steals a book before his co-workers noticed
What happened to the old lady?
She refused to leave her house and her books; she burned herself alive with her books
What did Guy do with the book he stole?
He hid it under his pillow
What was Guy's relationship with his wife like?
They were like strangers and their marriage was cold.
What is the Mechanical Hound?
An eight-legged robotic dog like creature that resides in the firehouse and aids the fireman
How did Mildred react to the old lady's death?
She was apathetic (did not care)
What did Guy suggest to Mildred that he would do after the old lady committed suicide?
Quit his job for a while, maybe permanently
What was Mildred's reaction to Guy's suggestion that he quit?
She was angry and blamed the old lady for warping his mind
Who is Captain Beatty?
Guy's fire chief who visits Guy after the old woman's death
What does Captain Beatty say is the reason why firemen were given the job of burning books?
For the sake of public happiness
Why did the government think books were making people unhappy?
Books had been degraded to serve those with short attention spans and because minority groups protested over outdated content
What is the warning Beatty gives to Guy?
All firemen take ONE book but they can return it in 24 hours and not get in trouble (as if he knew Guy stole a book)
What does Guy reveals to Mildred after Beatty leaves?
That he has stashed a bunch of books over the last year in their air-conditioning duct
What does Mildred threaten to do upon hearing about Guy's stash of books?
throw the books in the incinerator
What Guy does when Mildred threatens to throw the books in the incinerator?
He calms her down and says they are going to read the books to see if they have value
What does Guy promise to Mildred if the books do not have value?
That they will burn the books
How old is Clarisse?
What does Clarisse do to Guy?
Changes his way of thinking
Who is Guy's wife?
Does Mildred remember overdosing on the sleeping pills?
What happened to Clarisse's family after she is killed?
They moved away
What does captain Beatty compare a book to?
A loaded gun
What does Mildred desperately want more of?
How old is Guy Montag?
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