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. Why does Dagny take a leave of absence from her job as Vice President of Operations at Taggart Transcontinental?
(a) To get away to Europe for a vacation.
(b) To try and localte John Galt.
(c) To find Francisco and marry him.
(d) To supervise and finish the John Galt Line.

2. When Hank Rearden learns that the legislature has passed the Equalization of Opportunity Bill, what does he learn from Mouch, his lobbyist in Washington?
(a) Mouch says the President will veto the bill.
(b) Mouch tells him that the bill has no penalty written into it.
(c) Nothing. Mouch is not answering his phone.
(d) Mouch offers to return the money Rearden has paid him.

3. What is the last thing passengers see on Kip Chalmers' train as they enter the tunnel?
(a) Dagny standing by the tracks
(b) The blue Rearden Metal rails
(c) Wyatt's Torch
(d) The wreck of another train

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

5. Atlas is the Greek god who holds the world on his shoulders. In the novel, who is "Atlas"?
(a) The National Alliance of Railroads
(b) Billionaires like Francisco d'Anconia.
(c) The common people.
(d) Industrialists like Dagny and Rearden

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Ayn Rand's objection to majority rule as put forth by the National Alliance of Railroads?

2. What news does James Taggart receive that Dagny had predicted?

3. Who offers to help Dagny solve the problem of the rotting wooden bridge on her Colorado line?

4. What does Danneskjtzld leave behind when he disappears into the darkness?

5. Where does Hank finally meet up with Danneskjtzld?

(see the answer key)

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