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 is the "Fifth Concerto"?
(a) A composition by Richard Halley.
(b) A composition to a dead oak tree.
(c) The theme song of the Taggart Transcontinental Railway.
(d) An undiscovered work my Mozart.

2. What is Owen Kellogg's reply to Dagny when she asks him why he is resigning from Taggert Railway?
(a) Railroads are a thing of the past.
(b) You can't pay me what I'm worth.
(c) Who is John Galt?
(d) I'm going into business for myself.

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?
(a) The flaws in Rearden steel.
(b) The deteriorization of New York City.
(c) The engine of a Taggart train.
(d) The old oak tree that was struck by lightning.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Dagny object to about the San Sebastian Line?

2. What is the purpose of the party Lillian plans to give in three months?

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

4. How does Rand use the party to show the superficiality of the communist guests?

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

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