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 symbolism of the gold $ sign on the cigarettes?

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

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

4. What is Hank's reaction when he discovers Francisco in Dagny's apartment?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. Eddie Willers is left alone with the last train broken down in the desert. How does Rand portray the result of the communist rule?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

In the mid 1950ds when ATLAS SHRUGGED was first published, things like refractor rays, light weight steel alloys, and sonic destroyers were fantastic. Write a few pages about how Rand's imagination may be nearer to the truth today.

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay on Project X and compare it to WMDs today.

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