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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Peter do with his "world's most beautiful building" contest design?
(a) He asks Dominique to give him her suggestions.
(b) He takes it to Roark for improvement.
(c) He tells Toohey which one is his.
(d) He reminds the Stanton professor that he graduated from there.

2. What stands in the way of Peter's becoming a full partner with Francon?
(a) Lucius Heyer refuses to retire.
(b) Francon wants Perer to marry Dominique first.
(c) Katie threatens to tell Dominique that she is engaged to Peter.
(d) Heyer prefers one of the other draftsmen.

3. How does Peter go about getting rid of Heyer?
(a) He plays up his friendship with the old man.
(b) He informs Francon that Heyer is embezzling from the company.
(c) He confronts him with a shady business deal Heyer once made.
(d) He puts medication in Heyer's coffee that causes him to have a stroke.

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

5. What brings about the downfall of Henry Cameron?
(a) His alcoholism
(b) The Columbian Exposition of Chicago
(c) His lack of social graces
(d) The structural weaknesses of his designs

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Roark's attitude after being expelled from school?

2. What happens to the temple that is now a home for "subnormal children"?

3. Unable to get work as an architect, what does Roark do to earn a living?

4. Why does Peter want Roark to abandon his plan to open his own firm?

5. Why does Roark return to New York?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Wynand exonerate himself and regain his own integrity?

2. Discuss the high price Wynand puts on Peter getting the Stoneridge Homes commission.

3. Describe the character flaws in Peter Keating in regard to both Heyer's death and his winning the Cosmo-Slotnik competition.

4. Contrast Peter's situation when he goes to get help once again with Roark's willingness to take on the Cortlandt Homes project.

5. What is meant by the description of the Stoddard temple as being "like a corpse hacked to pieces and reassembled?"

6. Discuss Dominique's idea that beautiful things should not exist in the real world.

7. Discuss how Rand uses Dominique's perceptions of Wynand and Roark to distinguish between greatness and drive.

8. Describe the situation when Wynand sees that he has underestimated Toohey and is in danger of losing the paper.

9. Identify and explain two events from Toohey's childhood which began a pattern of behavior he uses in adulthood.

10. Discuss the meaning Rand places on the last meeting of Peter and Katie.

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