Essay Questions on Fahrenheit 451

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High School
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Homework Assignment

The students will read Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. As they read the book, they will take notes so they will be prepared to answer the questions that I have included in this lesson plan. The students will choose one group of essay questions in the list and write a paper on that topic.


To read and understand Fahrenheit 451
To answer the essay question they select
To write an essay paper

Materials Needed

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Worksheet provided in this lesson
Notebook paper
Pens and whiteouts


First, you need to copy the worksheet so that each student can have a copy. Then, you can pass out the worksheet. After that, the students need to read Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. When they finished reading the book, they need to select a question from the list on the worksheet and write an essay paper. Their answers need to be in complete sentences, and they need to watch sentence an paragraph structure as well as correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Essay Questions

Directions - Choose one of the following groups of questions and write an essay.

1. What is the author's purpose for writing this book? Why do you believe he wanted to write this particular book?

2. Who was the main character in this book? What was he like? What was the conflict the main character experienced? How did he overcome his conflict? How would you have reacted if you had been the main character in this book?

3. Did you like this book? Why or why not? Write a review of the book and state if you would recommend this book to others.

4. What did you learn from reading Fahrenheit 451? What was the most interesting part of this book and why was it interesting to you?

5. What literary devices did the author use in Fahrenheit 451?


You can grade them on well they answered the questions as well as checking for correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, sentence structure, and paragraph structure.

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