Atlas Shrugged Quiz | Four Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 3, Chapter 5 "Their Brothers' Keepers".

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Rand use the marriage of James and Cherryl to make her point against social philosophy?
(a) It is an improbable love story.
(b) It shows that the rich and the poor are really equal.
(c) It shows that poor people do not lack social graces.
(d) Like communism, it is a sham based on lies and deception.

2. Why do Hank and Dagny try to find the old Twentieth Century Motor company?
(a) They are looking for new headquarters for Rearden Metal.
(b) The are looking for usable parts for diesel engines.
(c) They are looking for a new car.
(d) They are looking for scrap iron.

3. Before Hank Rearden, Dagny has had only one lover. She will not tell Rearden his name. Who was he?
(a) Eddie Willers
(b) Francisco d'Anconia
(c) John Galt
(d) Ragnar Danneskjtzld

4. What does Dagny's insistence on working as housemaid for John Galt say about her.
(a) It shows that she has little self-esteem.
(b) It describes her work ethic.
(c) It is a ploy to keep them from sending her away.
(d) It indicates that she wants to escape the valley.

5. What news was in the letter the doorman had held for Dagny for a week?
(a) Quentin Daniels had finally built a working model of her motor.
(b) Quentin Daniels could no longer work on the motor.
(c) Quentin Daniels was moving to Colorado.
(d) Quentin Daniels had disappeared.

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. Dr. Potter of the State Science Institute threatens Rearden who pretends not to understand his threats. Why?

3. How does the government plan to conserve copper and electricity?

4. What is the surprising question Francisco poses to Dagny at the wedding reception?

5. How does James Taggart demonstrate his disdain for money?

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