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 does Rand use the party to show the superficiality of the communist guests?
(a) They prefer not to talk about politics.
(b) They pretend to favor defeat for the the Equalization of Opportunity Bill.
(c) They are all dressed in their finest and wearing flashy jewelry.
(d) They have not invited any rich industrialists to the party.

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

3. 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 needed the metal because it had effectively cut off steel production.
(c) It had once tried to discredit Rearden Metal.
(d) It showed that the Institute had always supported Rearden.

4. 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 she is not ready to hear the answer.
(b) He says she already knows.
(c) He says he wants to take over the oil industry.
(d) He says only John Galt knows for sure.

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 old oak tree that was struck by lightning.
(c) The deteriorization of New York City.
(d) The engine of a Taggart train.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who offers to help Dagny solve the problem of the rotting wooden bridge on her Colorado line?

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

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

4. What is the surprising question Francisco poses to Dagny at the wedding reception?

5. How does Lillian describe the bracelet?

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