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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Toohey make his move to take over the "Banner"?
(a) By leaving quietly after he is fired.
(b) By writing an article denouncing Roark.
(c) By recalling the paper that had his article in it.
(d) By buying more of the paper's stock.

2. Why does Toohey tell a policeman to arrest him?
(a) To protect the guilty.
(b) To keep him from murdering Wynand.
(c) So he can get the publicity.
(d) To protect the innocent.

3. What causes Wynand to lose respect for integrity?
(a) He discovers that writers often do not believe their own words.
(b) He does not lose respect for integrity. He always insists that all reporters tell the truth.
(c) He decides that only crime pays.
(d) He knows that he cannot be honest with anyone.

4. How does Wynand try to manipulate Roark?
(a) He reminds Roark that Toohey will attack his work if he does not agree with Wynand on everything.
(b) He threatens to ruin Roark if he does not design according to Wynand's wishes.
(c) He has Roark promise never to use Mallory on any of his buildings.
(d) He threatens to see that Roark never sees Dominique again.

5. Where does Toohey insist that true freedom is found?
(a) In political activism.
(b) On a mountaintop.
(c) On a deserted island.
(d) In service to others.

6. What is behind Wynand's association with Roark and Dominique?
(a) He enjoys seeing them uncomfortable around each other.
(b) He wants to get them back together.
(c) He knows this is a way to punish Dominique.
(d) He collects people he wants to possess.

7. What do Gail Wynand and Dominique discuss when they go sailing?
(a) Philosophy
(b) Politics
(c) Religion
(d) The weather

8. What is Toohey's motivation to have Wynand meet Dominique?
(a) He wants her to get Peter hired to design Wynand's Stoneridge Homes project.
(b) He wants Dominique to divorce Peter and marry Wynand.
(c) He now wants to destroy Peter.
(d) He wants Dominique to find out why Roark is a failure.

9. Who helps Roark blow up the Cortlandt Homes project?
(a) Peter.
(b) Mike.
(c) Dominique.
(d) Wynand.

10. Who works with the board of directors to save the paper?
(a) Scarret.
(b) Dominique.
(c) Toohey.
(d) Mallory.

11. How do we know that Wynand is not always aware of what his newspaper prints?
(a) He trusts his writers to write with integrity.
(b) He asks for all the articles on Roark after his visit.
(c) He has to ask Dominique who Roark is.
(d) He never comes in to the newspaper office.

12. What is Roark's commission at the end of the novel?
(a) He is rebuilding the Cortlandt Homes project.
(b) He is building the Wynand building in Hell's Kitchen.
(c) He is building a house for him and Dominique.
(d) He is working for Peter and building a new bank.

13. Where is Katie living now?
(a) Washington.
(b) Cortlandt Homes.
(c) With Toohey.
(d) Connecticut.

14. How does Roark define "selflessness"?
(a) As a way to promote independence.
(b) As the greatest thing someone can do.
(c) As something that will destroy the world.
(d) As thinking for oneself.

15. How does Dominique get publicity that gets Wynand to divorce her?
(a) She publicly files for divorce from Wynand.
(b) She takes a job at a rival newspaper.
(c) She reveals that she was the model who posed nude for Mallory's statue.
(d) She notifies the police that she is staying with Roark and a valuable ring has been stolen.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Peter discover is the real reason behind Toohey's socialist tirades?

2. What is the irony of Roark's going to see Wynand about designing his house?

3. What does Katie feel for Peter when they meet by accident on the street?

4. How did the "Banner" review of the play "No Skin Off Your Nose" affect its success?

5. What is it that Peter does not understand, has never understood, about Roark?

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