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 show James Taggart's opportunism after the success of the John Galt Line?
(a) He gives Dagny credit for saving the company.
(b) He buys more stock in the John Galt Line.
(c) He decides to build a new line of his own.
(d) He takes credit for its success.

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

3. Who offers to help Dagny solve the problem of the rotting wooden bridge on her Colorado line?
(a) Hank Rearden
(b) Claude Slagenhop
(c) Phillip Rearden
(d) Francisco d'Anconia

4. How does Rand use the party to show the superficiality of the communist guests?
(a) They have not invited any rich industrialists to the party.
(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 prefer not to talk about politics.

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) Cry Me a River
(d) Halley's opera,

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the meaning of "Wyatt's torch"?

2. What is the symbolism of Francisco lying on the floor with his arms spread out to his sides?

3. 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?

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

5. When Hank Rearden learns that the legislature has passed the Equalization of Opportunity Bill, what does he learn from Mouch, his lobbyist in Washington?

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