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. How does Rand show James Taggart's opportunism after the success of the John Galt Line?
(a) He decides to build a new line of his own.
(b) He buys more stock in the John Galt Line.
(c) He takes credit for its success.
(d) He gives Dagny credit for saving the company.

2. Who is planning to build diesel engines for Taggart Transcontinental?
(a) Francisco d'Anconia
(b) Dwight Sanders
(c) Eddie Willers
(d) Henry Rearden

3. What show of support does Dagny get from employees of Taggart Transcontinental?
(a) They line the route with guns to protect the train.
(b) They all buy stock in the John Galt Line.
(c) They vote her in as President of Taggart Transcontinental.
(d) They give a banquet in her honor.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What is the image Francisco d'Anconia has in the public eye?

3. Why can Dagny not learn the name of the third student at Patrick Henry University according to Dr. Akston?

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

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?

(see the answer key)

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