For the New Intellectual; the Philosophy of Ayn Rand Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Howard says that creators need to possess which quality?

2. What is the name of the project Howard blows up?

3. What does Anthem concern?

4. What does the man in Anthem realize he owes?

5. In The Fountainhead, the root of everything despicable is the absence of what quality?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the role of capitalism in the societies that Rand describes. Discuss the diction Rand uses to describe capitalism.

Essay Topic 2

Rand defends the concept of self-interest, especially in Atlas Shrugged. How does Rand defend self-interest? What kind of self-interest does she defend, if so? Is this a good thing or a bad thing?

Essay Topic 3

Ellsworth, from The Fountainhead, describes reason as man's greatest weapon. Is this statement true? How does it relate to the rest of the text?

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