Atlas Shrugged Quiz | Eight Week Quiz G

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 3, Chapter 9 "The Generator".

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is the owner of the valley?
(a) John Galt
(b) Francisco d'Anconia
(c) Dr. Hendricks
(d) Midas Mulligan

2. Why does James Taggart insist that Rearden will always produce, even if he doesn't like the conditions?
(a) Because he would be bored if he did nothing.
(b) Because producing is in his blood.
(c) Because he will want to keep on helping Dagny.
(d) Because he always caves in.

3. What happens to all the South American d'Anconia Copper Mines immediately after they are nationalized by the various governments?
(a) The price of copper jumps to an all time high.
(b) The US government realizes it will now have to pay more for copper.
(c) The are blown up and the top management disappears.
(d) The mines all prove to be worthless and used up.

4. How is Project X, a weapon of mass murder, define Rand's view of communism?
(a) It shows that absolute power is good for the people in general.
(b) It defines the limits of a Cold War.
(c) It shows how powerful communism is and there is no way to defeat it.
(d) It takes away material things and destroys the world that capitalism has built.

5. How does James Taggart demonstrate his disdain for money?
(a) He gives his money to Lillian.
(b) He gives a hundred dollar bill to a beggar.
(c) He burns his money in the fireplace.
(d) He buys Cherryl an improbably large diamond.

Short Answer Questions

1. At the Thanksgiving dinner, why does Lillian urge Hank not to fight the lawsuit?

2. How does John Galt mock the government men when the power goes out at the State Science Institute while he is still strapped to Project F?

3. What does Francisco d'Anconia say the socialists will use to replace "the aristocracy of money"?

4. How does Rand use the party to show the superficiality of the communist guests?

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

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