Censorship: Fahrenheit 451 vs 1984
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by Caleb Ringley
| 16 Questions
1
3 pts
What theme(s) does 1984 cover?
Totalitarianism is inherently dangerous.
Knowledge is power.
Altering history is a form of censorship
All of the above
2
3 pts
What theme(s) does Fahrenheit 451 cover?
It is not important to defend knowledge.
Reading leads to misery.
Television is a wonderful invention.
Censorship can be a devastating tool.
3
3 pts
What is the setting of 1984?
London, Oceania
1984
Airstrip One
All of the Above
4
3 pts
In Fahrenheit 451, why were porches and gardens removed?
They were creating an environmental hazard.
They looked too pretty.
They were misunderstood.
They encouraged people to sit, think, and talk.
5
3 pts
In 1984, when Winston is first taken to the Ministry of Love, who is he most surprised to see in the cell with him?
His mother
Mr. Parsons
O'Brien
Julia
6
3 pts
Who is Faber in Fahrenheit 451?
A man inside Montag's head.
Mildred's friend from the parlor.
A retired English professor Montag seeks out for help.
A retired firehouse Captain who ran away.
7
3 pts
In 1984, which of the following is true about the Party’s philosophy on marriage?
Married people should never separate.
People who are physically attracted to one another must never marry.
All marriages are arranged by the Party.
If you are married, you must share your chocolate ration with your spouse.
8
3 pts
In Fahrenheit 451, how does Beatty react when Montag hints that he may have taken a book home?
He tells Montag that he has stolen lots of books too.
He turns Montag in to the Mechanical Hound.
He throws Montag and Mildred in jail.
He says it is a "natural error."
9
3 pts
In 1984, what is the purpose of using rats on Winston in Room 101?
Rats are his greatest fear and force him to betray Julia
Rats are repulsive to most people so O’Brien takes a chance that they will also scare Winston.
Rats are his greatest fear and force him to admit his hatred for Big Brother
Rats cause Winston to lose consciousness.
10
3 pts
What is the name of Montag's wife in Fahrenheit 451?
Maryann
Missy
Clarisse
Mildred
11
7 pts
Using evidence from the text, describe some examples of censorship shown in 1984, and describe how they affected/interacted with both the setting of the novel, and the characters.
12
7 pts
Using evidence from the text, describe some examples of censorship shown in Fahrenheit 451, and describe how they affected/interacted with both the setting of the novel and the characters.
13
7 pts
What are some examples of censorship in our society today? Are they good or bad? Explain.
14
7 pts
How does Montag's attitude change or shift as Fahrenheit 451 progresses? Does this mirror the change or shift in Winston's attitude in 1984? Why, or why not?
15
7 pts
How are the time periods and alternate worlds from the books 1984 and Fahrenheit 451 different from what we see in our world today? How are they similar?
16
35 pts
After reading what both of these books have to say about censorship's affect on society, answer this question in an essay format: Is censorship ultimately a benefit, or a hinderance in today’s society? Explain.

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