Atlas Shrugged Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

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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. Why can Dagny not learn the name of the third student at Patrick Henry University according to Dr. Akston?
(a) She will only learn it when he chooses to tell her himself.
(b) He went to the university under an assumed name.
(c) Nobody really knows who he is.
(d) The school records were in a fire and his records were lost.

2. When Dr. Stadler questions why the man who was developing the revolutionary motor was working in a factory research lab, what is Dagny's reply?
(a) Maybe he couldn't find another place.
(b) He probably liked living on this earth.
(c) Maybe the Science Institute turned him down.
(d) He probably came from somewhere around here.

3. Why are the guests at the party so eager to discuss the capture of Ragnar Danneskjtzld?
(a) Because he is the only one who can save socialism.
(b) Because he is a supporter of the Equalization of Opportunity Bill
(c) Because he is a pirate who seizes relief supplies intended for communist societies.
(d) Because he has a strange name that they don't trust.

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

5. How does Lillian describe the bracelet?
(a) As an early anniversary present from Hank.
(b) Something made from the same thing as railroad rails and soup kettles.
(c) As the only gift Hank has ever given her.
(d) As a unique piece of jewelry that everyone in New York will envy.

Short Answer Questions

1. At home and in despair, what music is Dagny listening to when she puts down her head and cries?

2. How did the Sternes say they tried to run Twentieth Century Motors?

3. What is the "Fifth Concerto"?

4. What did the National Alliance of Railroads pass to eliminate competition?

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

(see the answer key)

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