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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why is Roark dissatisfied at the Snyte firm?
(a) He gets credit for other people's work.
(b) He dislikes designing modern style buildings.
(c) His designs are altered by other architects.
(d) No one wants to build his designs.

2. What indicates that John Eric Snyte regretted firing Roark?
(a) He wants to please Austen Heller who likes Roark.
(b) He now believes that Roark will become the greatest architect of the day.
(c) He tries to lure him back into his firm with an offer of more money.
(d) He believes he can control Roark if he is working for Snyte's firm.

3. How do the newspapers treat Henry Cameron's retirement?
(a) They give it little space and misspell the names of his buildings.
(b) They honor him as the premiere architect of all time.
(c) They devote a full page to his achievements.
(d) They make no mention of his retirement at all.

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

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

6. Why does Cameron fire Roark?
(a) Roark is insubordinate.
(b) He believes that working for him will harm Roark's career.
(c) Roark's work is sub-standard.
(d) The other draftsmen do not like Roark.

7. When the Heller house is finished, how is it received?
(a) It is either ignored or ridiculed.
(b) Everyone now wants houses designed by Roark.
(c) Peter Keating wants to design houses just like it.
(d) It gets rave reviews from Ellsworth Toohey.

8. Why is Dominique disappointed when she verifies that Roark is reading her articles?
(a) They do not seem to hurt him like she wants.
(b) He becomes more violent when they meet.
(c) He uses them for the coffee grounds in the office.
(d) He has marked out many of the sentences.

9. Why does Roark return to New York?
(a) Roark and Mike have a disagreement over Dominique.
(b) Roger Enright wants him to design his new house.
(c) Roark fears Dominique may charge him with rape.
(d) The quarry runs out of usable stone.

10. 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.

11. How is it clear that Peter knows Dominique is in love with another man?
(a) She refuses to sleep with him.
(b) She refuses to move into his apartment.
(c) He asks her who it is.
(d) He accuses her of loving Howard Roark.

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

13. In what way is Peter Keating better equipped for getting new commissions than Roark?
(a) Peter has better social skills.
(b) Peter is actually a better architect.
(c) Roark has too many social obligations.
(d) Roark's fancy office makes people think he is too expensive.

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

15. What are Roark's criteria for designing a new building?
(a) Beauty, size, and familiarity
(b) Materials, site, and purpose
(c) Bricks, location, and cost
(d) Social mobility, fame, and wealth

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the irony of Heyer's death?

2. What does Toohey say about himself that other people think he is joking about?

3. Why does Katie show up at the apartment of Peter and his mother?

4. How does Peter go about getting rid of Heyer?

5. Who actually does the designs for Francon and Heyer?

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