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. 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.

2. What is the image Francisco d'Anconia has in the public eye?
(a) He is the diamond king.
(b) He is planning to run for President.
(c) He is a worthless playboy.
(d) He is a noted philanthropist.

3. 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) Sacrifice for what he believes in.
(c) His dream of flying.
(d) Making his pain go away.

4. What is the lie that James Taggart tells the Board of Taggert Railroad?
(a) That he foresaw this action, cut the schedule and removed the good equipment from that line.
(b) That Francisco d'Anconia had sold his copper mines to Mexico.
(c) That he would pay for all the company losses out of his own pocket.
(d) That the whole thing was Dagny's fault since she wanted the Mexican line.

5. What is Owen Kellogg's reply to Dagny when she asks him why he is resigning from Taggert Railway?
(a) Who is John Galt?
(b) Railroads are a thing of the past.
(c) I'm going into business for myself.
(d) You can't pay me what I'm worth.

Short Answer Questions

1. A theme that runs throughout ATLAS SHRUGGED is one which shows strength and character outside but emptiness and moral corruption inside. What metaphor does Ayn Rand use to illustrate this idea?

2. What is the cryptic question that sets the mood of suspense in ATLAS SHRUGGED?

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

4. What does "the chain" represent to Henry Rearden?

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

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