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 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.

2. 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 Hank's signature on the gift of Rearden Metal was forged.
(d) She says that Business Unification was responsible for blowing up Wyatt oil fields.

3. How is Project X, a weapon of mass murder, define Rand's view of communism?
(a) It shows how powerful communism is and there is no way to defeat it.
(b) It shows that absolute power is good for the people in general.
(c) It takes away material things and destroys the world that capitalism has built.
(d) It defines the limits of a Cold War.

4. When a reporter asks Dagny, "Who is John Galt?" what is her answer?
(a) I'll never tell.
(b) An advertising gimmick.
(c) We are.
(d) Who cares?

5. What does Rearden sell off after the bill banning people from owning multiple businesses is passed?
(a) Train engines and coal mines
(b) Copper mines and coal mines
(c) Copper mines and freight companies
(d) Iron mines and jewelry manufacturing

Short Answer Questions

1. Hank realizes that their affair is over. What ended it?

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

3. What is Mouch's new job after he resigns as Rearden's Washington lobbyist?

4. What is the obvious symbolism of the Project X machine that is so destructive.

5. What sarcastic comment does Dagny make to James Taggart and Wesley Mouch?

(see the answer key)

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