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 is the music heard in the valley as the industrial "strikers" arrive?

2. What causes Dagny to resign from Taggart Transcontinental?

3. What is the irony of Dr. Robert Stadler's death?

4. How has Cherryl changed from the dime store clerk James married?

5. Why does the siege represent a "Concerto of Deliverance"?

Short Essay Questions

1. When Francisco comes to visit Dagny in the cabin near Woodstock, what idea does she have about the disappearance of so many business people?

2. After her plane crash, Dagny wakes up in the valley that Rand compares to Atlantis, a lost continent. What does she then realize?

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

4. Summarize the message John Galt gives to the people when he takes control of the radio frequency.

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

6. When does Dagny finally take the oath of the followers of John Galt?

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

8. How does Rand now make it plain that Eddie Willer's cafeteria friend has been using him to spy on Dagny?

9. Describe some of the regulations under Directive 10-289.

10. What dramatic change takes place in the character of Cherryl Taggart? Explain.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay about the names of characters and businesses Ayn Rand uses in ATLAS SHRUGGED.

Essay Topic 2

Write an essay on the character of Phillip Rearden. How is he unlike his brother Hank?

Essay Topic 3

In the mid 1950ds when ATLAS SHRUGGED was first published, things like refractor rays, light weight steel alloys, and sonic destroyers were fantastic. Write a few pages about how Rand's imagination may be nearer to the truth today.

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