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) He wants to pocket half of the cash.
(c) Friends for Global Progress does not accept checks.
(d) He doesn't want them to know that the money came from his capitalist brother.

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

3. When Dagny demands to be made Vice President in Charge of Operations, what reason does Jim give her for opposing the idea?
(a) Dagny, you're a woman.
(b) Dagny, you don't know anything about railroads.
(c) Dagny, you'll get married and leave.
(d) Dagny, father never intended for you to work at Taggert.

4. Atlas is the Greek god who holds the world on his shoulders. In the novel, who is "Atlas"?
(a) The common people.
(b) The National Alliance of Railroads
(c) Industrialists like Dagny and Rearden
(d) Billionaires like Francisco d'Anconia.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Owen Kellogg's reply to Dagny when she asks him why he is resigning from Taggert Railway?

2. Who is the childhood friend of Jim and Dagny who now works for them?

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

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

5. What is the image Francisco d'Anconia has in the public eye?

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