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. How did the Sternes say they tried to run Twentieth Century Motors?
(a) Imposing great penalties on those who made mistakes.
(b) By paying the best salaries in the industry.
(c) From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.
(d) Never criticizing anyone for a mistake or cost overrun.

2. 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.

3. When Dagny demands that Francisco tell her why Ellis Wyatt will be wiped out in Colorado, why does he refuse to tell her?
(a) He says he wants to take over the oil industry.
(b) He says she is not ready to hear the answer.
(c) He says only John Galt knows for sure.
(d) He says she already knows.

4. What is the irony of the State Science Institute's demand for 10,000 tons of Rearden Metal?
(a) It was trying to restart the economy by keeping Rearden in business.
(b) It showed that the Institute had always supported Rearden.
(c) It needed the metal because it had effectively cut off steel production.
(d) It had once tried to discredit Rearden Metal.

5. A theme that runs throughout ATLAS SHRUGGED is one which shows strength and character outside but emptiness and moral corruption inside. What metaphor does Ayn Rand use to illustrate this idea?
(a) The flaws in Rearden steel.
(b) The deteriorization of New York City.
(c) The engine of a Taggart train.
(d) The old oak tree that was struck by lightning.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Rand show James Taggart's opportunism after the success of the John Galt Line?

2. What is the purpose of the party Lillian plans to give in three months?

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

4. What is Dagny's amazing discovery at Twentieth Century Motors?

5. When a reporter asks Dagny, "Who is John Galt?" what is her answer?

(see the answer key)

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