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 caused Francisco's ancestor out of Spain to Argentina where he became wealthy as a copper miner?
(a) The Potato Famine.
(b) The Spanish Inquisition.
(c) The French Revolution.
(d) The Spanish Revolution.

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

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 only John Galt knows for sure.
(b) He says she is not ready to hear the answer.
(c) He says she already knows.
(d) He says he wants to take over the oil industry.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

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

4. What is the symbolism of Francisco lying on the floor with his arms spread out to his sides?

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

(see the answer key)

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