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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What becomes of Toohey?
(a) He has a heart attack and dies.
(b) He commits suicide.
(c) He goes to jail for attempting to kill Roark.
(d) He starts all over again at another newspaper.

2. Why is the defeat so devastating to Wynand?
(a) He sees that he was right all the time.
(b) He cannot be a follower.
(c) He loses Dominique when he loses the paper.
(d) He trusts Toohey and now they are both out.

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

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

5. What underhanded trick do the Aquitania Hotel developers play that backfires on them?
(a) Hiring Roark so that everyone would think he was responsible for the bankruptcy.
(b) Knowing they were going backrupt, they sold properties anyway.
(c) Over-selling the properties by 200% in the hopes they would go bankrupt.
(d) Refusing to pay Roark when the project was late being finished.

6. 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.

7. In his own defense, how does Roark contrast himself as a creator with those who preach selflessness?
(a) He says his position is wrong and he is sorry.
(b) He says selflessness encourages creativity as a group effort.
(c) He sees that he cannot win and throws himself on the mercy of the court.
(d) He says a creator's work pushes man forward while the others are parasites.

8. How did the "Banner" review of the play "No Skin Off Your Nose" affect its success?
(a) The public pans the play.
(b) It became a smash hit.
(c) It closes right after opening.
(d) It wins the Pulitzer Prize for drama.

9. Peter returns to his first love. What is that?
(a) Writing short stories.
(b) Ballroom dancing.
(c) Fishing.
(d) Painting.

10. What is the sole evidence the prosecution enters against Roark?
(a) Roark's confession that he blew up Cortlandt Homes.
(b) Dominique's testamony that she helped Roark.
(c) Peter's testimony and the agreement he had with Roark.
(d) The detonator that had Roark's fingerprints on it.

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

12. Who takes over the Cortlandt Homes project?
(a) Dominique Francon.
(b) Roger Enright.
(c) Ellsworth Toohey.
(d) Gail Wynand.

13. Although Wynand actually does love Dominique, what is more important to him in their relationship?
(a) That she is so influential in society.
(b) That their marriage is romantic.
(c) The fact that he owns her.
(d) That she is so different from him.

14. How does Dominique feel about the Wynand building?
(a) She sees it as the heart of the earth rising to the sky.
(b) She hates it because it reminds her of her marriage to Wynand.
(c) She regrets that she was never able to destroy Roark.
(d) It is just another building to her.

15. What do Scarret and Toohey hope for after Roark's visit?
(a) That Roark will finally leave the city.
(b) That they can start writing good things about Roark.
(c) That Wynand is thinking about selling the newspaper.
(d) That Wynand will destroy him.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why has Toohey orchestrated attacks on the "Banner"?

2. What brings about the downfall of Peter Keating's business?

3. What is the next project Wynand wants Roark to take on?

4. Who comes to help Wynand when the union strikes and there is no staff at the newspaper?

5. What is Toohey's motivation to have Wynand meet Dominique?

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