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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 is the unexpected coincidence involving Katie Halsey?
(a) She accidentally runs into Peter at the museum.
(b) She moves from Boston to New York to be with Peter.
(c) She happens to be the niece of Ellsworth Toomey.
(d) She is good friends with Dominique Francon.
2. How does Dominique contrive to get Roark to her father's house in Connecticut?
(a) She fakes falling off her horse near the quarry.
(b) She invites him to a candlelight dinner.
(c) She threatens to have him fired from the quarry.
(d) She damages the fireplace in her bedroom and asks him to repair it.
3. Why is it difficult for Peter Keating to decide what to do after graduation?
(a) He is torn between his own desires and what others think he should do.
(b) He knows he is a better architect than Roark.
(c) His mother wants him to accept a scholarship in Paris.
(d) He understands that people do not really like him.
4. What are Roark's criteria for designing a new building?
(a) Materials, site, and purpose
(b) Social mobility, fame, and wealth
(c) Beauty, size, and familiarity
(d) Bricks, location, and cost
5. How is Dominique disappointed in her relationship with Roark?
(a) She plans to stop seeing him.
(b) She wants to change and be supportive of his work.
(c) She thinks it is too easy to control Roark.
(d) She feels that he has gained power over her.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why does Peter want Roark to abandon his plan to open his own firm?
2. What is the socialist theme of Toomey's book, "Sermons in Stone"?
3. What brings about the downfall of Henry Cameron?
4. What do people say about Roark's work after the opening of the Enright house?
5. How does Dominique feel about Roark in Connecticut?
Short Essay Questions
1. What are the similarities and differences between Howard Roark and Steven Mallory?
2. How do the conflicting passions of Roark and Dominique result in an act of violence?
3. In 1892, Henry Cameron was the most promising architect of his day, having introduced the idea of the skyscraper. One year later, the popular classical designs of the Columbian Exposition of Chicago ruined Cameron's career. How does Ayn Rand use this to introduce the ideas of individualism versus socialistic dogma?
4. Discuss how Rand accuses critics of distorting reality when Peter finally meets Toohey.
5. Describe the character flaws in Peter Keating in regard to both Heyer's death and his winning the Cosmo-Slotnik competition.
6. When Roark refuses to design a building according to Francon's specifications, he is fired. When he goes to see Gordon Prescott who wrote an article about giving young architects a chance, he is rebuffed. How do these events help to develop the theme of integrity?
7. Dominique and Roark meet as strangers without names. Like the moth to the flame, Dominique is drawn back again and again to watch Roark at the quarry. Discuss the significance of Roark's domination of Dominique.
8. Peter's lack of integrity comes to light in his efforts to get Claude Stengel's job. How does the method he uses to accomplish his purpose relate to the theme of the book?
9. As Cameron becomes ill and gives up, Roark continues to think for himself. At the same time, Ellsworth Toohey is gaining a larger following for his idea of collectivity versus individualism. How does this foreshadow the struggles that Roark will face?
10. Considering the number of jobs Roark did not get or turned down, explain the difference between Roark and Peter Keating.
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