Atlas Shrugged Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 1, Chapter 9 "The Sacred and the Profane".

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the purpose of the party Lillian plans to give in three months?
(a) A celebration of Rearden metal.
(b) Their social obligation to Dagny Taggart.
(c) Their wedding anniversary.
(d) A fund raiser for underprivileged children.

2. What caused Francisco's ancestor out of Spain to Argentina where he became wealthy as a copper miner?
(a) The Potato Famine.
(b) The Spanish Revolution.
(c) The French Revolution.
(d) The Spanish Inquisition.

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

4. How does Lillian describe the bracelet?
(a) As the only gift Hank has ever given her.
(b) As an early anniversary present from Hank.
(c) Something made from the same thing as railroad rails and soup kettles.
(d) As a unique piece of jewelry that everyone in New York will envy.

5. Dr. Potter of the State Science Institute threatens Rearden who pretends not to understand his threats. Why?
(a) If he did, he would take his product off the market.
(b) If he did, he would have to give Rearden Metal to the government.
(c) If he did, he would have to kill Potter.
(d) If he did, he would cancel his business plans.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Dagny demands that Francisco tell her why Ellis Wyatt will be wiped out in Colorado, why does he refuse to tell her?

2. How does the organization, Friends of Global Progress, view Rearden Steel?

3. Why do Hank and Dagny try to find the old Twentieth Century Motor company?

4. What did the National Alliance of Railroads pass to eliminate competition?

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

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