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. Who is almost single handedly responsible for opening up trade in Colorado?
(a) Hank Rearden
(b) Ellis Wyatt
(c) Jim Taggart
(d) Paul Larkin

2. What is the lie that James Taggart tells the Board of Taggert Railroad?
(a) That Francisco d'Anconia had sold his copper mines to Mexico.
(b) That he would pay for all the company losses out of his own pocket.
(c) That the whole thing was Dagny's fault since she wanted the Mexican line.
(d) That he foresaw this action, cut the schedule and removed the good equipment from that line.

3. Why will Amalgamated Switch and Signal Company not complete Dagny's order for switches and signals on the Colorado line?
(a) They believe she cannot pay for the items.
(b) Too many people are opposed to Rearden metal.
(c) They cannot get the steel they need.
(d) They made a deal with Jim Taggart not to supply the equipment.

4. What is the purpose of the party Lillian plans to give in three months?
(a) A fund raiser for underprivileged children.
(b) Their social obligation to Dagny Taggart.
(c) A celebration of Rearden metal.
(d) Their wedding anniversary.

5. At the anniversary party, what do Dr. Pritchett, Balph Eubank, and Mort Mort Liddy have in common?
(a) They are all capitalists.
(b) The all support the Equalization of Opportunity Bill.
(c) They all know who John Galt is.
(d) They are all against the Equalization of Opportunity Bill.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What caused Francisco's ancestor out of Spain to Argentina where he became wealthy as a copper miner?

3. How does Rand indicate that Wesley Mouch, Rearden's Washington lobbyist, may not be working in Rearden's interest?

4. 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?

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?

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