Atlas Shrugged Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 1, Chapter 5 "The Climax of the D'Anconias".

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does Phillip want cash instead of a check for Rearden's contribution to Friends of Global Progress?
(a) He thinks Rearden's check is no good.
(b) Friends for Global Progress does not accept checks.
(c) He doesn't want them to know that the money came from his capitalist brother.
(d) He wants to pocket half of the cash.

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

3. How does Rand indicate that Wesley Mouch, Rearden's Washington lobbyist, may not be working in Rearden's interest?
(a) He never goes to his office in Washington.
(b) He is at a meeting with Dagny and Owen Kellogg.
(c) He is at a meeting with Orren Boyle, James Taggart, and Paul Larkin.
(d) He cannot get in to see the President of the United States.

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

5. How does the organization, Friends of Global Progress, view Rearden Steel?
(a) That Rearden Steel will one day belong to them.
(b) That Rearden represents the blackest element of social retrogression in the country.
(c) That it is an indignificant business that will likely fail.
(d) That Rearden Steel will be its largest contributor.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. What is "the chain"?

4. What is the "Fifth Concerto"?

5. What decision does Dagny make when she is nine years old?

(see the answer key)

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