Atlas Shrugged Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 1, Chapter 7 "The Exploiters and the Exploited".

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did the National Alliance of Railroads pass to eliminate competition?
(a) Every man for himself Rule
(b) Anti-cooperation Rule
(c) Local and Transcontinental Rule
(d) Anti-dog-eat-dog Rule

2. Why does Dagny take a leave of absence from her job as Vice President of Operations at Taggart Transcontinental?
(a) To find Francisco and marry him.
(b) To get away to Europe for a vacation.
(c) To supervise and finish the John Galt Line.
(d) To try and localte John Galt.

3. Why will Amalgamated Switch and Signal Company not complete Dagny's order for switches and signals on the Colorado line?
(a) Too many people are opposed to Rearden metal.
(b) They cannot get the steel they need.
(c) They believe she cannot pay for the items.
(d) They made a deal with Jim Taggart not to supply the equipment.

4. What is the cryptic question that sets the mood of suspense in ATLAS SHRUGGED?
(a) Who is John Galt?
(b) Where have all the flowers gone?
(c) What happened to New York City?
(d) Where in the world is Dagny Taggert?

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

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

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

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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