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. 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.

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

3. When Dagny demands that Francisco tell her why Ellis Wyatt will be wiped out in Colorado, why does he refuse to tell her?
(a) He says he wants to take over the oil industry.
(b) He says she already knows.
(c) He says only John Galt knows for sure.
(d) He says she is not ready to hear the answer.

4. What is the symbolism of Francisco lying on the floor with his arms spread out to his sides?
(a) Sacrifice for what he believes in.
(b) His dream of flying.
(c) His confused state of mind.
(d) Making his pain go away.

5. James and Cherryl begin their unlikely romance. Where does James meet her?
(a) Friends introduce them.
(b) At a cocktail party.
(c) At the train station.
(d) In a dime store.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What is "the chain"?

3. What is the purpose of the party Lillian plans to give in three months?

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

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

(see the answer key)

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