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. How does Galt remove suspicion from Dagny at his capture?

2. Why are there only half enough freight cars to ship the Minnesota wheat crop to the East coast?

3. How does Dagny let it be known that she is back after her plane crashed?

4. How does Rand make a strong argument against incompetence?

5. What is the name of the regulation that effectively kills all creativity in business?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Dr. Ferris get Hank Rearden to sign over Rearden Metal to the government?

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

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

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

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

6. Describe how differently Dagny and Cherryl work to get out of an unacceptable situation.

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write a short paper about what Francisco left behind in Mexico. Why did he pay top dollar for inferior materials?

Essay Topic 2

Pretend you are a book reviewer for your local paper. Write a short review of ATLAS SHRUGGED saying why you would or would not recommend it.

Essay Topic 3

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

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