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. What is Rearden's suggestion to Dagny about giving in to the state?
(a) They must find ways to compromise with the State.
(b) They must hold out as long as they can before complying with the State.
(c) They must find John Galt.
(d) They must destroy their businesses before they let that happen.

2. James and Cherryl begin their unlikely romance. Where does James meet her?
(a) In a dime store.
(b) At the train station.
(c) Friends introduce them.
(d) At a cocktail party.

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

4. Rand uses the failure of Twentieth Century Motors to make what point about socialism?
(a) Production increases when everyone shares in the work.
(b) The socialist system allows the greatest minds to get ahead.
(c) The socialist system only takes from those with ability and gives to others who are less deserving.
(d) It is only fair that everyone make the same salary.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What happens after the disappearance of Wyatt and his vast Colorado oil fields?

2. Why are the guests at the party so eager to discuss the capture of Ragnar Danneskjtzld?

3. How does Rand use the party to show the superficiality of the communist guests?

4. What does "the chain" represent to Henry Rearden?

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

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