“Fahrenheit 451” is a book named for the temperature at which what happens?

“Fahrenheit 451” is a book named for the temperature at which what happens?

Water boils
Gold melts
Paper burns

Fahrenheit 451 is a 1953 dystopian novel by Ray Bradbury. The novel presents a future American society where books are outlawed and “firemen,” undertake state-mandated book burnings instead of putting out genuine fires.

The book’s tagline explains the title as “the temperature at which book paper catches fire, and burns”: the autoignition temperature of paper. The lead character, Guy Montag, is a fireman who grows disillusioned with his role of censoring literature, eventually quitting and committing himself to the preservation of literary works.

The Answer: The correct answer is Paper burns.

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