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Multiple Choice Questions

1. How was Roark able to reopen his architecture business?
(a) Peter loaned him the money.
(b) Dominique secretly supported him.
(c) He got the Enright contract.
(d) He inherited money from Heyer.

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

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

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

5. 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 help pass out leaflets
(d) To walk in the park

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

7. 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.

8. Unable to get work as an architect, what does Roark do to earn a living?
(a) He takes a job as a short order cook.
(b) He decides to marry a wealthy widow.
(c) He gets a job at the bank.
(d) He goes to work for Mike in a quarry.

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

10. What is Roark's attitude after being expelled from school?
(a) He believes he will never be an architect.
(b) He thinks being an architect will be more difficult but not impossible.
(c) He is ashamed of himself for being so stupid.
(d) He thinks he was wrong to criticize the classical style.

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

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

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

14. What does Dominique think her private relationship with Roark gives her when they meet in public?
(a) Power to control him
(b) A big laugh
(c) Fear that he will say something
(d) A serious heatbreak

15. Why does Roark find himself unable to get a job?
(a) He is seen as a lacky for Francon and Heyer.
(b) He is supported by Gordon Prescott, a hated journalist.
(c) His performance at school was too exceptional.
(d) He has a public reputation for failure.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Roark hire Mallory to make the sculpture for the temple he is building?

2. Why does Cameron eventually hire Roark?

3. Why is Roark fired from the Snyte firm?

4. When Dominique offers to have her marriage to Peter annulled, what is Roark's reaction?

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

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