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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What best describes Peter's proposal to Katie?
(a) It is lukewarm and emotionless.
(b) It is to get back at Dominique Francon.
(c) It is romantic and exciting.
(d) It is his only way to get close to Ellsworth Toomey.

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

3. What stands in the way of Peter's becoming a full partner with Francon?
(a) Francon wants Perer to marry Dominique first.
(b) Lucius Heyer refuses to retire.
(c) Katie threatens to tell Dominique that she is engaged to Peter.
(d) Heyer prefers one of the other draftsmen.

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

5. Why does Roark agree to go to the Holcombe party?
(a) He respects Peter and Toohey so much.
(b) He knows Dominique will be there.
(c) He wants to reject working for Holcombe.
(d) He has not eaten in several days.

6. What comment does Roark make to Dominique about his work in the Quarry?
(a) It is exhausting.
(b) It helps build up his body.
(c) It is the only thing he knows how to do.
(d) It is exciting.

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

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

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

10. Why does Peter want Roark to abandon his plan to open his own firm?
(a) Peter thinks Roark will no longer have time to help him with his designs.
(b) Peter really wants to be partners with Roark.
(c) Peter knows the value of Roark's work and fears the competition.
(d) Peter knows that Roark will fail and wants to save him.

11. What happens when Roark shows up uninvited at Dominique's door?
(a) He takes her by force.
(b) He destroys the new fireplace.
(c) He tells her who he really is.
(d) He refuses to make love to her.

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

13. What is the socialist theme of Toomey's book, "Sermons in Stone"?
(a) That only brilliant minds can design buildings.
(b) That buildings should be functional as well as beautiful.
(c) That architecture has nothing to do with culture or the environment.
(d) That architecture should be about what people want.

14. What brings about the downfall of Henry Cameron?
(a) His lack of social graces
(b) The structural weaknesses of his designs
(c) His alcoholism
(d) The Columbian Exposition of Chicago

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Toohey write in his column about the Enright house?

2. How does Dominique react when Toohey accuses her of being in love with Roark?

3. Why does Roark find himself unable to get a job?

4. How do the newspapers treat Henry Cameron's retirement?

5. What is the chief reaction of the public to Stoddard's temple?

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