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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 2, Chapter 1 "The Man Who Belonged on Earth".
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What was Francisco's nickname for Dagny when they were children?
2. When Hank Rearden learns that the legislature has passed the Equalization of Opportunity Bill, what does he learn from Mouch, his lobbyist in Washington?
(a) Mouch says the President will veto the bill.
(b) Mouch tells him that the bill has no penalty written into it.
(c) Mouch offers to return the money Rearden has paid him.
(d) Nothing. Mouch is not answering his phone.
3. How does Rand indicate that Wesley Mouch, Rearden's Washington lobbyist, may not be working in Rearden's interest?
(a) He is at a meeting with Dagny and Owen Kellogg.
(b) He never goes to his office in Washington.
(c) He is at a meeting with Orren Boyle, James Taggart, and Paul Larkin.
(d) He cannot get in to see the President of the United States.
4. Rand uses the failure of Twentieth Century Motors to make what point about socialism?
(a) It is only fair that everyone make the same salary.
(b) The socialist system only takes from those with ability and gives to others who are less deserving.
(c) Production increases when everyone shares in the work.
(d) The socialist system allows the greatest minds to get ahead.
5. 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.
Short Answer Questions
1. What did the National Alliance of Railroads pass to eliminate competition?
2. What does Dagny object to about the San Sebastian Line?
3. Who is planning to build diesel engines for Taggart Transcontinental?
4. At the anniversary party, what do Dr. Pritchett, Balph Eubank, and Mort Mort Liddy have in common?
5. Atlas is the Greek god who holds the world on his shoulders. In the novel, who is "Atlas"?
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