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

2. When the Taggart board and the Washington influence peddlers meet, what is the irony of their meeting place?
(a) It is held in the terminal beneath the statue of Nathaniel Taggart.
(b) It is in Dagny's office.
(c) It is unheated because of the coal shortages.
(d) It gives complete control of Taggart Transcontinental to the government.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. Who is planning to build diesel engines for Taggart Transcontinental?

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

5. How does Dagny let it be known that she is back after her plane crashed?

(see the answer key)

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