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 can Dagny not learn the name of the third student at Patrick Henry University according to Dr. Akston?
(a) She will only learn it when he chooses to tell her himself.
(b) He went to the university under an assumed name.
(c) The school records were in a fire and his records were lost.
(d) Nobody really knows who he is.

2. What is the meaning of "Wyatt's torch"?
(a) Wyatt's new flashlight invention.
(b) Wyatt's lighting after his electricity has been shut off.
(c) What is left after Wyatt's destruction of his oil fields.
(d) Wyatt's threat to destroy the economy by setting fire to Washington.

3. 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) Nothing. Mouch is not answering his phone.
(c) Mouch tells him that the bill has no penalty written into it.
(d) Mouch offers to return the money Rearden has paid him.

4. What does Phillip want to leave Henry's house?
(a) Paid up tuition to Harvard.
(b) Money to start a business.
(c) Controlling interest in Rearden Metal stock.
(d) A new car.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Rand let the reader know that there is a connection between Francisco and Danneskjtzld?

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

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

4. Danneskjtzld contrasts himself with what legendary hero?

5. What is the real outcome after the court fines Rearden $5,000 and gives him a suspended sentence?

(see the answer key)

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