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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 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.
2. What is the lie that James Taggart tells the Board of Taggert Railroad?
(a) That he would pay for all the company losses out of his own pocket.
(b) That he foresaw this action, cut the schedule and removed the good equipment from that line.
(c) That the whole thing was Dagny's fault since she wanted the Mexican line.
(d) That Francisco d'Anconia had sold his copper mines to Mexico.
3. What is the "Fifth Concerto"?
(a) The theme song of the Taggart Transcontinental Railway.
(b) A composition by Richard Halley.
(c) A composition to a dead oak tree.
(d) An undiscovered work my Mozart.
4. Why does Phillip want cash instead of a check for Rearden's contribution to Friends of Global Progress?
(a) He wants to pocket half of the cash.
(b) Friends for Global Progress does not accept checks.
(c) He thinks Rearden's check is no good.
(d) He doesn't want them to know that the money came from his capitalist brother.
5. Atlas is the Greek god who holds the world on his shoulders. In the novel, who is "Atlas"?
(a) Billionaires like Francisco d'Anconia.
(b) The National Alliance of Railroads
(c) The common people.
(d) Industrialists like Dagny and Rearden
Short Answer Questions
1. What decision does Dagny make when she is nine years old?
2. At home and in despair, what music is Dagny listening to when she puts down her head and cries?
3. A theme that runs throughout ATLAS SHRUGGED is one which shows strength and character outside but emptiness and moral corruption inside. What metaphor does Ayn Rand use to illustrate this idea?
4. What is the image Francisco d'Anconia has in the public eye?
5. What game does Francisco play with the Mexican government and the American stockholders in the San Sebastian Mines?
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