Atlas Shrugged Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

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Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Rand's symbol of the ultimate destruction of socialism?

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

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

4. After Francisco leaves her apartment, what does Dagny finally admit to Rearden?

5. What is the obvious symbolism of the Project X machine that is so destructive.

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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

Essay Topic 2

The novel opens with New York's buildings being dingy and gray; toward the middle, even the elevators cannot go past the 25th floor; in the end, New York simply disappears. Write an essay explaining the symbolism of New York in the novel.

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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