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 decision does Dagny make when she is nine years old?
(a) To become a fashion model.
(b) To run Taggart Rail Lines.
(c) To marry Eddie Willers.
(d) To study in Paris.

2. What does Dagny object to about the San Sebastian Line?
(a) That the Mexican government will subsidise it.
(b) That it is using Rearden steel rails.
(c) That is was not her idea.
(d) That it is going to help the communist government.

3. 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) Where in the world is Dagny Taggert?
(d) What happened to New York City?

4. What is Ayn Rand's objection to majority rule as put forth by the National Alliance of Railroads?
(a) It can be used to stifle competition, capitalism, and individualism.
(b) It does not go far enough to protect everyone.
(c) It puts decision making in the hands of uneducted people.
(d) It is not a true socialist idea.

5. When Hank Rearden learns that the legislature has passed the Equalization of Opportunity Bill, what does he learn from Mouch, his lobbyist in Washington?
(a) Mouch says the President will veto the bill.
(b) Mouch tells him that the bill has no penalty written into it.
(c) Mouch offers to return the money Rearden has paid him.
(d) Nothing. Mouch is not answering his phone.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What game does Francisco play with the Mexican government and the American stockholders in the San Sebastian Mines?

3. Who is almost single handedly responsible for opening up trade in Colorado?

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

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

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