This is a four-question essay exam for Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451. For the exam, students will need to read Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.'s short story, "Harrison Bergeron." Teachers will need to obtain a copy of the story to give to students. An online copy can be found at http://www.tnellen.com/cybereng/harrison.html. ( Please be sure to include a citation if you use this site for copies.) The test contains four questions that ask students to compare/contrast themes, characters, etc. from Fahrenheit 451 and "Harrison Bergeron." The questions cover the ideas of equality, the characters of Montag and Harrison, the characters of Mildred and Hazel, and the role of television in both societies. Teachers may adjust the length of the exam based on time as questions require answers of one to three paragraphs. This exam would could also be used as a take-home exam. Space to write answers is provided on the exam.
Fahrenheit 451 Unit Exam
by Marsha Mentzer
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