Fahrenheit 451 Final Exam Preparation
Today, March 4th, you will pick your own final exam question. You are to write a rough draft answer to this question, and have that rough draft answer ready the day after we finish the book. Your answer should deal with the question as it is treated throughout the book. So, the details you offer in your answer should come from throughout the book. This will be a well-written, details from the text-supported essay with an Introduction, Body and Conclusion. You will bring your DRAFT (Grade 1) to class and Peer/Edit Workshop it (Grade 2), and then Final Draft it (Grade 3).
Between now and when we finish the book, focus all of your work on answering 1 (ONE) of these four questions. Pick one now, and with your group members, through your discussions, work on building the best possible answer to the question you pick. Please see my Essential Documents page for rubric choices.
Go ahead, PICK 1.
1.What is the point of Fahrenheit 451? When we read books, we usually come away from our reading experience a little richer, having given more thought to a particular aspect of life. What do you think Ray Bradbury intended us to gain from reading his novel? Support your answer with multiple details, direct quotations, from the novel.
2.What are the main conflicts in the story? Are all the conflicts resolved at the end of the story? Explain how or why not. Support your answer with multiple details, direct quotations, from the novel.
3.”I’ll get hold of it so it’ll never run off. I’ll hold onto the world tight some day. I’ve got one finger on it now; that’s a beginning.” What does Montag mean? Why does he feel this way? Support your answer with multiple details, direct quotations, from the novel.
4.The New York Times said, “Frightening in its implications, Mr. Bradbury’s account of this insane world, which bears many alarming resemblances to our own, is fascinating.” What are the “frightening implications”, and what “alarming resemblances” does Montag’s world have to our own?