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 Rearden say the government needed to win against him.
(a) His denial of any wrong doing.
(b) His civil rights.
(c) His account books.
(d) His cooperation.

2. What is Ayn Rand's objection to majority rule as put forth by the National Alliance of Railroads?
(a) It can be used to stifle competition, capitalism, and individualism.
(b) It is not a true socialist idea.
(c) It puts decision making in the hands of uneducted people.
(d) It does not go far enough to protect everyone.

3. Who offers to help Dagny solve the problem of the rotting wooden bridge on her Colorado line?
(a) Phillip Rearden
(b) Claude Slagenhop
(c) Hank Rearden
(d) Francisco d'Anconia

4. Rand uses the failure of Twentieth Century Motors to make what point about socialism?
(a) It is only fair that everyone make the same salary.
(b) The socialist system allows the greatest minds to get ahead.
(c) Production increases when everyone shares in the work.
(d) The socialist system only takes from those with ability and gives to others who are less deserving.

5. How does Rand let the reader know that there is a connection between Francisco and Danneskjtzld?
(a) Francisco offers to introduce Rearden to Danneskjtzld.
(b) Francisco's horror when he learns that Rearden ordered d'Anconia copper.
(c) Francisco tells Rearden that Danneskjtzld is coming to the city.
(d) Francisco does not react when Rearden mentions Danneskjtzld's name.

Short Answer Questions

1. At home and in despair, what music is Dagny listening to when she puts down her head and cries?

2. How does Hank protect Danneskjtzld when the police arrive?

3. Where does Hank finally meet up with Danneskjtzld?

4. At the Thanksgiving dinner, why does Lillian urge Hank not to fight the lawsuit?

5. Danneskjtzld contrasts himself with what legendary hero?

(see the answer key)

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