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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Phillip want to leave Henry's house?
(a) A new car.
(b) Controlling interest in Rearden Metal stock.
(c) Money to start a business.
(d) Paid up tuition to Harvard.

2. What is the "Fifth Concerto"?
(a) A composition to a dead oak tree.
(b) An undiscovered work my Mozart.
(c) The theme song of the Taggart Transcontinental Railway.
(d) A composition by Richard Halley.

3. How does Rand indicate that Wesley Mouch, Rearden's Washington lobbyist, may not be working in Rearden's interest?
(a) He never goes to his office in Washington.
(b) He is at a meeting with Orren Boyle, James Taggart, and Paul Larkin.
(c) He cannot get in to see the President of the United States.
(d) He is at a meeting with Dagny and Owen Kellogg.

4. Dr. Stadler talks about having known John Galt who he believes is dead. What is his recollection of Galt?
(a) Galt was an insurrectionist and trouble maker.
(b) Galt was an early leader of the communist movement.
(c) Galt was the brains behind the revolutionary motor.
(d) Galt had the most brilliant mind he had ever encountered.

5. What does Dagny notice before leaving Dannager's office?
(a) A pistol on Dannager's desk.
(b) A note signed by John Galt.
(c) A plane ticket to Europe.
(d) A cigarette butt with the $ sign on it.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Phillip want cash instead of a check for Rearden's contribution to Friends of Global Progress?

2. What is so unusual about the cigarette Dagny gets from Dr. Hugh Akston?

3. What decision does Dagny make when she is nine years old?

4. Because of the Equity of Distribution Law, there is now a Deputy Director of Distribution handling all of Rearden Metal's orders. What is his nickname?

5. What is Ayn Rand's objection to majority rule as put forth by the National Alliance of Railroads?

Short Essay Questions

1. Using the example of the Anti-Dog-Eat-Dog rule, explain in a few paragraphs how eliminating competition by legislation destroys productivity.

2. Francisco d'Anconia, heir of the d'Anconia Copper Mining empire, has developed a reputation as a playboy and a dilettante. Itemize the events in his early years with Dagny and James Taggart that are contradictory to that image.

3. As James Taggart and Dagny discuss plans for Taggart Transcontinental, James' attitude sets the stage for the real conflict in ATLAS SHRUGGED. Explain.

4. Why is the idea of "motive" so important in the novel? Explain in detail.

5. How does the Twentieth Century Motor Company demonstrate the results of the communistic idea of "from each according to his ability, to each according to his need"?

6. Write a few paragraphs on why Hank Rearden does not mind supporting his idle family but refuses to give Phillip a job he is not qualified to handle.

7. Explain the symbolism of the Twentieth Century Motor Company as Dagny and Hank find it.

8. Discuss the different views from "the top" and "the bottom."

9. Lillian demands the Rearden Metal bracelet back and threatens to tell everyone that Dagny is sleeping with her husband. What is the irony of that situation?

10. Describe the meaning and the purpose of "white blackmail."

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