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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What kind of revolution is needed, according to Rand?
(a) Moral.
(b) Logical.
(c) Reasonable.
(d) Philosophical.

2. Kira asks Andrei what it feels like to be treated like which of the following?
(a) A monster.
(b) A tool.
(c) A political system.
(d) A child.

3. What conflict is apparent in We The Living?
(a) Indiivual vs. Capitalism.
(b) Individual vs. State.
(c) Collectivism vs. Government.
(d) Capitalism vs. Socialism.

4. Rand says that no man has the right to do which of the following?
(a) Provoke force.
(b) Initiate force against others.
(c) Consider using force when provoked.
(d) Create force.

5. Rand suggests that a nation's bodyguards are which type of people?
(a) Intellectuals.
(b) The military.
(c) Those who are physically strongest.
(d) Government officials.

6. What does Rand believe capitalism wiped out?
(a) Happiness.
(b) Slavery.
(c) Hard work.
(d) Morality.

7. New intellectuals, says Rand, should not give into which of the following?
(a) Socialism.
(b) Happiness.
(c) Capitalism.
(d) Despair.

8. The injunction not to judge shows the climax of which of the following, according to Rand?
(a) Happiness.
(b) Capitalism.
(c) Socialism.
(d) Altruism.

9. What country does Rand believe is deluding itself?
(a) Russia.
(b) Spain.
(c) France.
(d) United States of America.

10. Who does Rand describe as altruism's most perfect advocate?
(a) Readen.
(b) Kant.
(c) Bentham.
(d) Marx.

11. Rand describes perception as which of the following?
(a) Learned.
(b) Animalistic.
(c) Created.
(d) Hindered.

12. What is the setting for We The Living?
(a) United States.
(b) Post-war France.
(c) China.
(d) Soviet Russia.

13. Freedom and philosophy first arose in which setting, according to Rand?
(a) Renaissance Europe.
(b) Ancient Rome.
(c) Soviet Russia.
(d) Ancient Greece.

14. Who does Kira have a love affair with, even though she does not like him?
(a) Andrei.
(b) Leo.
(c) Charles.
(d) Hank.

15. What is the Witch Doctor's weapon?
(a) Happiness.
(b) Morality.
(c) Perception.
(d) Reality.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was Andrei passionate about?

2. What kind of crime was Leo arrested for?

3. Rand suggests that a culture should be judged by which of the following?

4. Who delivers a speech in We The Living?

5. When was We The Living published?

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