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

2. What strange exchange occurs between Dagny and Lillian at he party?
(a) They exchange drinks bacuse Dagny doesn't drink alcohol.
(b) They exchange phone numbers so they can meet in New York.
(c) They exchange the names of their dress designers.
(d) They exchange bracelets, the Rearden Metal bracelet for Dagny's diamond bracelet.

3. How does Bertram Scudder, editor of "The Future" magazine, characterize Hank Rearden?
(a) As an alligator.
(b) As a great philanthropist.
(c) As a shark.
(d) As an octopus.

4. What news does James Taggart receive that Dagny had predicted?
(a) Rearden refusus to supply metal for any railroad rails.
(b) The US government is nationalizing all industry.
(c) The Mexican Government has nationalized the San Sebastian Mine and the Taggart railroad line
(d) The Mexican line is out of coal and must burn wood to run the trains.

5. What is the symbolism of Francisco lying on the floor with his arms spread out to his sides?
(a) Sacrifice for what he believes in.
(b) Making his pain go away.
(c) His confused state of mind.
(d) His dream of flying.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. What does Hank Rearden's mother suggest is Phillip's qualification to work for Rearden Metal?

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

5. What is the "Fifth Concerto"?

(see the answer key)

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