Atlas Shrugged Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Hank Rearden finally do with his family?

2. What does Dagny now realize about Francisco?

3. What does James Taggart say that indicates he realizes the seriousness of the situation with the Unification Board?

4. In being true to herself, Dagny still does not get what Francisco has been trying to tell her. What analogy does Francisco make that Dagny misses?

5. What is the significance of John Galt's transmitter that can block anything the government has?

Short Essay Questions

1. As they take their leave, the city of New York disappears as they fly over. Explain the significance of that.

2. Describe the revelation Dagny gets from the vagrant worker she invited to dinner on the train.

3. Eddie Willers is left alone with the last train broken down in the desert. How does Rand portray the result of the communist rule?

4. Describe the first meeting between Hank Rearden and Ragnar Danneskjtzld.

5. After they capture John Galt, explain why his life is not in immediate danger.

6. Discuss the events as Stadler finds them at Project X.

7. Describe the invitation John Galt gives before he leaves the air.

8. What happens when Washington politician Kip Chalmers insists that the stalled Comet go on through a dangerous tunnel because he has a speaking appointment in San Francisco.

9. What happens in the valley that indicates that Dagny is not yet ready to drop out and join everyone there?

10. Dagny sees the wheels of her railroad cars as being symbolic of something she and Hank continue to fight for. Explain.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

ATLAS SHRUGGED was written about 1957. In the story, all of the major governments on earth have become socialistic. Write an essay describing what New York City looked like at that time.

Essay Topic 2

Write an essay explaining your personal feelings about the socialist government in ATLAS SHRUGGED.

Essay Topic 3

Do an indepth character study of Ragnar Danneskjtzld the pirate who hates violence but does so much destruction in the novel. Is there some significance to his coloring? What is his only religious tenet that he holds to?

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