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. The communistic government wanted people to sacrifice their minds and products for the good of society. How is John Galt more honorable?

2. How much will it cost Dagny to repair her airplane?

3. After Hank Rearden disappears, what special favor is granted Dagny by the citizens of "Atlantis"?

4. What happens to all the South American d'Anconia Copper Mines immediately after they are nationalized by the various governments?

5. When the east bound Comet stalls in the desert, how are the passengers taken away?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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.

3. Discuss the fact that Dagny refuses to take money from John Galt unless she works for it.

4. Discuss the implication of Project X as it relates to the communist society that builds it.

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

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

7. Describe Dagny's reaction when Danagger says to her, "Well, done, Dagny."

8. Discuss Francisco's parting message to the world before he, too, disappears.

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write a paper about John Galt's relationship to the other characters.

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

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

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