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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. How does Wynand react when he discovers that Dominique helped Roark destroy Cortlandt Homes?
(a) He approves.
(b) He becomes intently jealous.
(c) He writes editorials condemning Roark.
(d) He threatens to expose them.

3. Who comes to help Wynand when the union strikes and there is no staff at the newspaper?
(a) Toohey.
(b) Dominique.
(c) Roark.
(d) Peter.

4. Why is Peter unhappy in his marriage?
(a) Dominique will not talk to him except at parties.
(b) Dominique is compliant and agrees with anything he says.
(c) Dominique still refuses to sleep with him.
(d) Dominique always compares him to Roark.

5. After blowing up the Cortlandt Homes housing project, what does Roark do?
(a) Gets Dominique to give him a false alibi.
(b) Kills himself.
(c) Turns himself over to the police.
(d) Leaves the country.

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

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

8. Where does Wynand feel the best setting is for Roark?
(a) On his yacht.
(b) In a board room.
(c) At an unfinished building site.
(d) In a house like the one he's building for Wynand.

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

10. What legal right does Roark maintain gave him the authority to destroy Cortlandt Homes?
(a) Free speech.
(b) The Fifth Amendment.
(c) His aesthetic superiority.
(d) Breach of contract.

11. On her way to Reno, why does Dominique stop over in Clayton, Ohio?
(a) She is tired of the long train ride.
(b) She changes her mind about divorcing Peter.
(c) Mallory is there waiting for her.
(d) Roark is there building a new building.

12. Why, according to Roark, was Peter destroyed?
(a) Because he caused Heyer's death.
(b) Because he married Dominique when he did not love her.
(c) Because he refused to listen to Toohey.
(d) Because he helped Peter.

13. How does Wynand get the last laugh on Toohey.
(a) He puts Toohey's articles in the sports section.
(b) He buys out the stock holders and shuts down the paper.
(c) He rewrites everything Toohey does.
(d) He pushes Toohey into the presses, killing him.

14. What is the irony of Roark's going to see Wynand about designing his house?
(a) It is the only way Roark can now even see Dominique.
(b) Roark likes Wynand but hates his newspaper.
(c) Wynand's newspaper attacked Roark and Wynand has taken Dominique away.
(d) Roark is now prepared to compromise his principles.

15. What in the relationship between Roark and Wynand is distressing to Dominique?
(a) She sees that Wynand is secretly out to ruin Roark.
(b) She sees that they have a real affinity for each other.
(c) She thinks Roark is not telling Wynand the truth.
(d) She thinks Roark is finally compromising his art.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What is the meaning of the name of Wynand's yacht, the "I do"?

3. Who visits Peter after he goes into seclusion?

4. What special honor does Wynand give to Dominique?

5. In his own defense, how does Roark contrast himself as a creator with those who preach selflessness?

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