Short Essay Questions
The 60 short essay questions listed in this section require a one to two sentence answer. They ask students to demonstrate a deeper understanding of the text. Students must describe what they've read, rather than just recall it.
Short Essay Question - Part 1, Chapter 1 "The Theme"
1. Discuss the significance of the names Rand gives to the businesses in ATLAS SHRUGGED.
2. Explain the significance of the mysterious Halley's Fifth Concerto in developing the novel.
Short Essay Question - Part 1, Chapter 2 "The Chain"
3. Describe how the chain is viewed by Henry Rearden, Lillian Rearden, and Dagny Taggart. Explain its significance to the story.
4. As James Taggart and Dagny discuss plans for Taggart Transcontinental, James' attitude sets the stage for the real conflict in ATLAS SHRUGGED. Explain.
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