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Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Peter Keating get rid of Claude Stengle?
(a) By becoming his best friend
(b) By claiming that Stengle copies his designs
(c) By convincing Francon that Stengle is stealing clients
(d) By rigging an elevator accident

2. Before his death, what warning does Cameron give Roark?
(a) He warns against going against public tastes.
(b) He warns against the power of Wynand's newspaper.
(c) He warns against marrying Dominique.
(d) He warns against trusting Peter.

3. What indicates that Katie is disillusioned with "selflessness"?
(a) She wants to be more like her uncle and give speeches.
(b) She thinks her work is why Peter has not married her yet.
(c) She only does social work because she fears Ellsworth.
(d) She is unhappy doing social work.

4. What does Peter do with his "world's most beautiful building" contest design?
(a) He asks Dominique to give him her suggestions.
(b) He reminds the Stanton professor that he graduated from there.
(c) He takes it to Roark for improvement.
(d) He tells Toohey which one is his.

5. What is Lois Cook's criteria for her new house?
(a) It must be ugly and defy popular ideas of beauty.
(b) It must be the most beautiful house in New York.
(c) It must look like an Italian palace.
(d) It must have at least three floors.

6. After Sutton hired Roark, he subsequently fired him. What reason did he give Roark?
(a) That Enright says Roark is too expensive.
(b) That Roark did not design the building they agreed on.
(c) That Dominique convinced him to hire Peter instead.
(d) That Peter will bring him more publicity.

7. What is the conflict between Francon and Gail Wynand?
(a) Wynand thinks Francon is going to take over his newspaper.
(b) Wynand wants to marry Francon's daughter.
(c) They compete for the affections of Lili Landau.
(d) Francon is jealous of Wynand's privileged upbringing.

8. Where does Dominique spend her wedding night?
(a) In the Aquitania Hotel.
(b) In Peter's apartment.
(c) In Connecticut.
(d) With Roark.

9. What does Roark do to help Peter?
(a) He corrects Peter's design for a new building.
(b) He gives Peter lessons at night.
(c) He introduces Peter to Dominique Francon.
(d) He starts doing all of Perer's work for him.

10. What does Toohey call the "Unfinished Symphony"?
(a) His plan to destroy Roark.
(b) The Aquitania Hotel project.
(c) Mallory's career as a sculptor.
(d) The Cosmo-Slotnik building.

11. What does Peter think of Roark's design for the Enright house?
(a) He thinks it is Roark's greatest work.
(b) He thinks his next house will look like that.
(c) He thinks it does not look like a building.
(d) He thinks Enright will reward Roark.

12. When Peter feels the stress of the strike, where does he go with Katie?
(a) To hear a speech by Ellsworth Toohey
(b) To help pass out leaflets
(c) To walk in the park
(d) To his apartment

13. What did Toohey think was a "cosmic joke?"
(a) That Lois Cook decides to take her job to Roark.
(b) That Peter turns down designing Lois Cook's house.
(c) That Peter rejects Katie for Lois Cook.
(d) That Peter does not understand Lois Cook.

14. What was the result of Dominique's articles on the slums?
(a) The landlords sell the slums.
(b) The landlords lower the rent on the slums.
(c) Dominique gets a new job in slum welfare.
(d) Waynand refuses to buy the slums.

15. What happens to the temple that is now a home for "subnormal children"?
(a) It is torn down and rebuilt.
(b) Many architects make additions and changes to it.
(c) It is hidden by vines and trees.
(d) It is left just the way Roark designed it.

Short Answer Questions

1. What happens to the sculptor Mallory?

2. In what way is Peter Keating better equipped for getting new commissions than Roark?

3. What stands in the way of Peter's becoming a full partner with Francon?

4. What happened to the Sanford house after it was completed?

5. What does Peter tell Toohey about Roark.

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