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 sarcastic comment does Dagny make to James Taggart and Wesley Mouch?
(a) Which one of you is planning to rob a bank?
(b) What's the point in running a business if there is no profit?
(c) You tell me how to run a train on bad rails.
(d) Got what you've been asking for, all these years, gentlemen?

2. Who is planning to build diesel engines for Taggart Transcontinental?
(a) Henry Rearden
(b) Dwight Sanders
(c) Eddie Willers
(d) Francisco d'Anconia

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

4. How does the government plan to conserve copper and electricity?
(a) Recalling all the copper shipped before d'Anconia ships were sunk.
(b) Limiting elevators from going higher than the 25th floor of a building.
(c) Melting down pennies and ordering blackouts.
(d) Using zinc and wind power.

5. What prevents Taggart Transcontinental from meeting Rearden's deadline for delivering steel?
(a) Danagger refuses to supply coal if it will help Rearden.
(b) The bridge on the Galt Line is blown up.
(c) Danagger Coal cannot supply coal for the trains because its shipment goes to England.
(d) The coal miners all go on strike for higher wages.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. What show of support does Dagny get from employees of Taggart Transcontinental?

4. What is the comparison Francisco makes between John Galt and Prometheus?

5. Where does Dagny plan to start the first run of the John Galt Line?

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