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 John Galt mock the government men when the power goes out at the State Science Institute while he is still strapped to Project F?

2. What has happened to Dagny during the time that John Galt was recaptured and taken away?

3. Hank realizes that their affair is over. What ended it?

4. At the end of the novel, what is Eddie Willers left with?

5. What happens to a radio broadcast planned for the Head of State?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Discuss Francisco's parting message to the world before he, too, disappears.

5. Dagny sees the wheels of her railroad cars as being symbolic of something she and Hank continue to fight for. Explain.

6. Describe the meeting between John Galt and Dr. Stadler.

7. Describe the revelation Dagny gets from the vagrant worker she invited to dinner on the train.

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Why does Francisco say that it is Dagny that he has to fight? Write a paper describing his purpose in fighting her. Include examples of how difficult it is to fight Dagny.

Essay Topic 2

Write a paper about John Galt's relationship to the other characters.

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay about Nathaniel Taggart, the founder of the Taggart Transcontinental.

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