Atlas Shrugged Quiz | Two Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 2, Chapter 7 "The Moratorium on Brains".

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Hank Rearden's mother suggest is Phillip's qualification to work for Rearden Metal?
(a) He could get a job anywhere but wants to help his brother.
(b) He holds an engineering degree.
(c) He is Hank's brother.
(d) He has the social skills that Hank lacks.

2. At home and in despair, what music is Dagny listening to when she puts down her head and cries?
(a) Halley's Fourth Concerto
(b) Cry Me a River
(c) Tchaikovski's Symphony Pathetique
(d) Halley's opera,

3. Danneskjtzld contrasts himself with what legendary hero?
(a) Robin Hood
(b) Zorro
(c) Prometheus
(d) Achilles

4. At the Thanksgiving dinner, why does Lillian urge Hank not to fight the lawsuit?
(a) She says he will win if he does not present a case.
(b) She says he will damage her socially.
(c) She says he cannot win.
(d) She says they will assassinate him.

5. Why will Amalgamated Switch and Signal Company not complete Dagny's order for switches and signals on the Colorado line?
(a) They made a deal with Jim Taggart not to supply the equipment.
(b) They cannot get the steel they need.
(c) They believe she cannot pay for the items.
(d) Too many people are opposed to Rearden metal.

Short Answer Questions

1. Atlas is the Greek god who holds the world on his shoulders. In the novel, who is "Atlas"?

2. What is the meaning of "Wyatt's torch"?

3. What does Phillip want to leave Henry's house?

4. When Hank Rearden learns that the legislature has passed the Equalization of Opportunity Bill, what does he learn from Mouch, his lobbyist in Washington?

5. What does Rearden say the government needed to win against him.

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