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 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.

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

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

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

5. What game does Francisco play with the Mexican government and the American stockholders in the San Sebastian Mines?
(a) He knows the mines are worthless and wants to watch them go down with their own greed.
(b) He plays charades but no one can guess his subject.
(c) He plays a game of marbles on the hotel room floor.
(d) He plays poker with the Mexican President in a winner-take-all game.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the organization, Friends of Global Progress, view Rearden Steel?

2. Why are the guests at the party so eager to discuss the capture of Ragnar Danneskjtzld?

3. Dr. Potter of the State Science Institute threatens Rearden who pretends not to understand his threats. Why?

4. Why does Phillip want cash instead of a check for Rearden's contribution to Friends of Global Progress?

5. Atlas is the Greek god who holds the world on his shoulders. In the novel, who is "Atlas"?

(see the answer key)

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