Mid-Book Test - Medium
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Why does Roark agree to go to the Holcombe party?
(a) He wants to reject working for Holcombe.
(b) He knows Dominique will be there.
(c) He respects Peter and Toohey so much.
(d) He has not eaten in several days.
2. What brings about the downfall of Henry Cameron?
(a) The structural weaknesses of his designs
(b) The Columbian Exposition of Chicago
(c) His alcoholism
(d) His lack of social graces
3. What event marked the beginning of Roark's own architecture firm?
(a) When Peter secretly put up the money.
(b) Heller's check written out to Howard Roark, Architect.
(c) The death of Henry Cameron.
(d) Snyte offering him a full partnership.
4. What event in Toohey's childhood marks the beginning of his conflict with the bright and the beautiful?
(a) He makes fun of his parents.
(b) He took candy to do other students' homework.
(c) He sprays water on Johnny Stokes' new suit.
(d) He only attends parties of popular students.
5. When the Heller house is finished, how is it received?
(a) Everyone now wants houses designed by Roark.
(b) It is either ignored or ridiculed.
(c) It gets rave reviews from Ellsworth Toohey.
(d) Peter Keating wants to design houses just like it.
Short Answer Questions
1. Unable to get work as an architect, what does Roark do to earn a living?
2. Why does Peter Keating offer to do Davis' work after hours?
3. What is the irony of Heyer's death?
4. Francon and Toomey agree about architecture for what reason?
5. How does Dominique contrive to get Roark to her father's house in Connecticut?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Roark's destruction of Cortland Homes relate to his sense of integrity?
2. Unlike Roark whose drive is centered on self-control and perfecting his work, Wynand is driven by revenge and breaking people who have wronged him. How does he try to dominate Roark and with what result?
3. Toohey successfully manipulates Stoddard into hiring Roark to design and build his "temple." When it is finished, Toohey creates an uproar among the public by denouncing it as "blasphemy." Although Dominique regrets the public reaction, she still agrees to testify for Stoddard in the lawsuit he files. How does Dominique explain her actions?
4. 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?
5. Contrast the difference between Roark and Peter as they attend Kiki Holcombe's party.
6. Contrast Peter's situation when he goes to get help once again with Roark's willingness to take on the Cortlandt Homes project.
7. 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?
8. When Wynand presents Dominique with a diamond necklace, they have two different takes on where the money came from to pay for it. What were those points of view and what did each one mean?
9. Describe how Gail Wynand's early childhood led to his great cynicism.
10. What is Rand's message about public opinion as Wynand loses control over the "Banner"?
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