Atlas Shrugged Quiz | One Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 3, Chapter 3 "Anti-Greed".

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What show of support does Dagny get from employees of Taggart Transcontinental?
(a) They give a banquet in her honor.
(b) They all buy stock in the John Galt Line.
(c) They line the route with guns to protect the train.
(d) They vote her in as President of Taggart Transcontinental.

2. Where does Dagny plan to start the first run of the John Galt Line?
(a) Denver, Colorado
(b) New York, NY
(c) Washington, D. C.
(d) Cheyenne, Wyoming

3. What is the comparison Francisco makes between John Galt and Prometheus?
(a) John Galt believes the total end is near for all mankind.
(b) John Galt has been eaten by vultures and is dead.
(c) John Galt is a Prometheus who changed his mind.
(d) John Galt invented fire.

4. What is the obvious symbolism of the Project X machine that is so destructive.
(a) The power of industrialists to destroy the world.
(b) The atomic bomb.
(c) The need for greater and greater weapons.
(d) The noise of a rock concert.

5. On a radio program what does Dagny say that causes the program to go suddenly off the air?
(a) She tells how government blackmail over her affair with Hank caused him to sign over Rearden Metal.
(b) She says that Lillian was having an affair with Wesley Mouch.
(c) She says that Business Unification was responsible for blowing up Wyatt oil fields.
(d) She says that Hank's signature on the gift of Rearden Metal was forged.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did Hank know that their affair was over before Dagny told him.

2. How is Project X, a weapon of mass murder, define Rand's view of communism?

3. How does the government plan to conserve copper and electricity?

4. What does Rearden sell off after the bill banning people from owning multiple businesses is passed?

5. What is the result of the government's decision to divert coal to the People's Republic of England?

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