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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 2, Chapter 10 "The Sign of the Dollar".

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the comparison Francisco makes between John Galt and Prometheus?
(a) John Galt is a Prometheus who changed his mind.
(b) John Galt has been eaten by vultures and is dead.
(c) John Galt believes the total end is near for all mankind.
(d) John Galt invented fire.

2. What is the purpose of the party Lillian plans to give in three months?
(a) A celebration of Rearden metal.
(b) A fund raiser for underprivileged children.
(c) Their wedding anniversary.
(d) Their social obligation to Dagny Taggart.

3. Why will Amalgamated Switch and Signal Company not complete Dagny's order for switches and signals on the Colorado line?
(a) They made a deal with Jim Taggart not to supply the equipment.
(b) They believe she cannot pay for the items.
(c) Too many people are opposed to Rearden metal.
(d) They cannot get the steel they need.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. When Dr. Stadler questions why the man who was developing the revolutionary motor was working in a factory research lab, what is Dagny's reply?

3. How does Rand indicate that Wesley Mouch, Rearden's Washington lobbyist, may not be working in Rearden's interest?

4. What does Rearden sell off after the bill banning people from owning multiple businesses is passed?

5. When the Taggart board and the Washington influence peddlers meet, what is the irony of their meeting place?

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