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

2. What does "the chain" represent to Henry Rearden?
(a) The only thing that will ever come of Rearden metal.
(b) The demands made on him by an ungrateful family.
(c) The close link he has to his mother.
(d) All his accomplishments after years of hard work.

3. How old was Francisco when he took over d'Anconia Copper Mines?
(a) Sixteen
(b) Twenty-three
(c) Twenty-seven
(d) Thirty-one

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

5. When Dagny stops at a newsstand buy cigarettes, what is the last thing the vendor says to her?
(a) Oh well, next time I'll save you a paper.
(b) Oh well, we'll have your cigarettes tomorrow.
(c) Oh well, you need to stop smoking anyway.
(d) Oh well, who is John Galt?

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Rand indicate that Wesley Mouch, Rearden's Washington lobbyist, may not be working in Rearden's interest?

2. What caused Francisco's ancestor out of Spain to Argentina where he became wealthy as a copper miner?

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

4. 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?

5. What was Francisco's nickname for Dagny when they were children?

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