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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 3, Chapter 4 "Anti-Life".

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is so revolutionary about the motor that never went into production?
(a) It runs on water.
(b) It requires a totally new factory to build.
(c) It draws its energy from static electricity in the atmosphere.
(d) It produces more power than regular engines.

2. What is Dagny's reaction to Eugene Lawson's claim that his motives were pure at Twentieth Century Motors because he never made a profit?
(a) She praises him for his generosity.
(b) She accuses him of lying.
(c) She agrees that the motives were pure.
(d) She says the idea is despicable.

3. Quentin Daniels is hired to reconstruct the revolutionary motor. What is Quentin's greatest desire.
(a) To create a motor from his own concept.
(b) To improve the motor.
(c) To meet the man who conceived of the idea of the motor.
(d) To prove the the motor will not work.

4. What happens after the disappearance of Wyatt and his vast Colorado oil fields?
(a) Small companies cannot supply enough oil to fill the demand.
(b) Project X provides a new and better fuel.
(c) Mine owners begin blowing up their mines.
(d) The government reopens the Wyatt oil fields and everything gets back to normal.

5. What does James Taggart say that indicates he realizes the seriousness of the situation with the Unification Board?
(a) If we are to perish, let's make sure that we all perish together.
(b) We'll soon have a monopoly on everything.
(c) The new regulations are working and we'll all be rich.
(d) The government is going to have to print more money.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Owen Kellogg's reply to Dagny when she asks him why he is resigning from Taggert Railway?

2. What is the coincidence of Dagny stopping the conductor from throwing a vagrant off the train she is taking to see Quentin Daniels?

3. What is the symbolism of the explosion in the Colorado tunnel?

4. How does Dr. Ferris explain to Rearden the many laws that are being passed by the State?

5. How is Project X, a weapon of mass murder, define Rand's view of communism?

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