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 revelation does Eddie Willers get when he hears the radio broadcast?

2. What causes Dagny to return to Taggart Transcontinental?

3. What is the last thing passengers see on Kip Chalmers' train as they enter the tunnel?

4. What does James Taggart say that indicates he realizes the seriousness of the situation with the Unification Board?

5. What was John Galt's connection to Twentieth Century Motors?

Short Essay Questions

1. As the Cuffy Meigs of the world gain control and the country is rapidly deteriorating, how does James Taggart view his personal situation?

2. Explain the significance of the $ sign on the cigarettes.

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

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

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

6. 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.

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

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

9. After her return, Dagny is invited to speak on national radio. Describe her appearance on the show.

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Do an indepth character study of Ragnar Danneskjtzld the pirate who hates violence but does so much destruction in the novel. Is there some significance to his coloring? What is his only religious tenet that he holds to?

Essay Topic 2

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

Essay Topic 3

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

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