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

2. Danneskjtzld contrasts himself with what legendary hero?

3. When Kellogg gives Dagny a cigarette marked with the $ sign, why does he give her an entire pack of the cigarettes?

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

5. Who does Dagny discover is working for her as a common laborer?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What kind of assurance does Francisco try to give Dagny when he visits her in her apartment?

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

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

5. As the world economy crumbles, describe the condition of Hank's family.

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

7. Francisco shows up to deliver Hank when an angry mod attacks his Rearden Metal plant. Why is this a turning point for Hank Rearden?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write a short skit between Dagny and James after he learns about the junk on the line going down to Mexico.

Essay Topic 2

Write an essay on Project X and compare it to WMDs today.

Essay Topic 3

Write a paper contrasting Eddie's and Dagny's feelings about Francisco. Eddie says, "He makes me feel safe." Dagny says, "He makes me expect excitement and danger."

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