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

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

3. What underhanded trick do the Aquitania Hotel developers play that backfires on them?
(a) Knowing they were going backrupt, they sold properties anyway.
(b) Hiring Roark so that everyone would think he was responsible for the bankruptcy.
(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.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Wynand do with the letter Roark sends him?

2. Where does Toohey insist that true freedom is found?

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

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

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

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Dominique use the story of the false theft of her diamond ring to take her stand for, instead of against, Roark?

2. What is Rand's message about public opinion as Wynand loses control over the "Banner"?

3. 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?

4. How does Roark's self defense at his trial sum up Rand's statement about the value of the individual over socialism?

5. On board the yacht, how does Rand use the setting to voice her opposition to socialism?

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. What do the reactions of Ellsworth Toohey and Alvah Scarret say about their political leanings?

8. Discuss the symbolism of the Wynand Building rising from Hell's Kitchen.

9. How does Roark's destruction of Cortland Homes relate to his sense of integrity?

10. What is the significance of Peter's going once again to Roark when he cannot come up with a design for the Cortlandt Homes project?

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