Atlas Shrugged Quiz | Eight Week Quiz D

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 2, Chapter 3 "White Blackmail".

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the image Francisco d'Anconia has in the public eye?
(a) He is a worthless playboy.
(b) He is planning to run for President.
(c) He is a noted philanthropist.
(d) He is the diamond king.

2. Why does Phillip want cash instead of a check for Rearden's contribution to Friends of Global Progress?
(a) He doesn't want them to know that the money came from his capitalist brother.
(b) He thinks Rearden's check is no good.
(c) He wants to pocket half of the cash.
(d) Friends for Global Progress does not accept checks.

3. What does Rand mean by the title, "White Blackmail"?
(a) A way of getting people to obey the laws and cooperate with the government.
(b) Little white lies to get around the laws.
(c) Not really blackmail at all.
(d) A way of manipulating people by passing aws and regulations that the influence peddlers want broken.

4. What is Ayn Rand's objection to majority rule as put forth by the National Alliance of Railroads?
(a) It does not go far enough to protect everyone.
(b) It can be used to stifle competition, capitalism, and individualism.
(c) It is not a true socialist idea.
(d) It puts decision making in the hands of uneducted people.

5. At home and in despair, what music is Dagny listening to when she puts down her head and cries?
(a) Halley's Fourth Concerto
(b) Tchaikovski's Symphony Pathetique
(c) Halley's opera,
(d) Cry Me a River

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Dagny object to about the San Sebastian Line?

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

3. At the anniversary party, what do Dr. Pritchett, Balph Eubank, and Mort Mort Liddy have in common?

4. What is Dagny's reaction to Eugene Lawson's claim that his motives were pure at Twentieth Century Motors because he never made a profit?

5. What show of support does Dagny get from employees of Taggart Transcontinental?

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