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. Who is the owner of the valley?

2. Who comes to visit the dejected Dagny at her cabin near Woodstock?

3. What is the symbolism of the gold $ sign on the cigarettes?

4. How is Project X, a weapon of mass murder, define Rand's view of communism?

5. What will be the only way Dagny can return to the valley?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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

Essay Topic 2

Write an essay on the character of Phillip Rearden. How is he unlike his brother Hank?

Essay Topic 3

In a short essay explain how Francisco goes about portraying himself as a worthless playboy. Use specific examples.

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