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 was Francisco's nickname for Dagny when they were children?
(a) Mouse
(b) Daggy
(c) Slug
(d) Pest

2. Quentin Daniels is hired to reconstruct the revolutionary motor. What is Quentin's greatest desire.
(a) To improve the motor.
(b) To create a motor from his own concept.
(c) To meet the man who conceived of the idea of the motor.
(d) To prove the the motor will not work.

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

4. What does Francisco d'Anconia say the socialists will use to replace "the aristocracy of money"?
(a) The aristocracy of influence.
(b) The destruction of all aristocracy
(c) The aristocracy of everyone
(d) The commonality of all men

5. What game does Francisco play with the Mexican government and the American stockholders in the San Sebastian Mines?
(a) He knows the mines are worthless and wants to watch them go down with their own greed.
(b) He plays a game of marbles on the hotel room floor.
(c) He plays poker with the Mexican President in a winner-take-all game.
(d) He plays charades but no one can guess his subject.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does Rand mean by the title, "White Blackmail"?

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

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

5. When Dagny stops at a newsstand buy cigarettes, what is the last thing the vendor says to her?

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