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

2. Why is James Taggart marrying Cherryl Brooks, the dime store clerk?
(a) To find real happiness
(b) To prove that communism will not work
(c) To show that he helps the underpriviliged
(d) To make an honest woman out of her because he got her pregnant

3. What does Hank Rearden's mother suggest is Phillip's qualification to work for Rearden Metal?
(a) He has the social skills that Hank lacks.
(b) He could get a job anywhere but wants to help his brother.
(c) He is Hank's brother.
(d) He holds an engineering degree.

4. Why does Dagny have to wait to get in to see Dannager when she goes to see him before his trial?
(a) There is a mysterious man in his office.
(b) Dannager really does not want to see Dagny.
(c) Dagny came without an appointment.
(d) Dannager blames Dagny for his legal problems.

5. Why can Dagny not learn the name of the third student at Patrick Henry University according to Dr. Akston?
(a) Nobody really knows who he is.
(b) He went to the university under an assumed name.
(c) The school records were in a fire and his records were lost.
(d) She will only learn it when he chooses to tell her himself.

Short Answer Questions

1. Atlas is the Greek god who holds the world on his shoulders. In the novel, who is "Atlas"?

2. What is "the chain"?

3. James and Cherryl begin their unlikely romance. Where does James meet her?

4. Where does Dagny plan to start the first run of the John Galt Line?

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

(see the answer key)

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