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 is the irony of Dr. Robert Stadler's death?

2. What is the symbolism of the explosion in the Colorado tunnel?

3. Why does Cherryl go to visit Dagny?

4. Dagny wants to build a narrow gauge railroad in the valley and then changes her mind. Why?

5. Ultimately, what is the only light remaining on the earth outside of Atlantis?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. Discuss the implication of Project X as it relates to the communist society that builds it.

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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

Essay Topic 2

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

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay describing Dagny as a true feminist, years ahead of her time.

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