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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 Dominique's name at the end of the novel?
(a) Mrs. Howard Roark.
(b) Mrs. Gail Wynand.
(c) Mrs. Ellsworth Toohey.
(d) Dominique Francon, her maiden name.

2. What do Gail Wynand and Dominique discuss when they go sailing?
(a) The weather
(b) Politics
(c) Religion
(d) Philosophy

3. What does Peter do when he cannot figure out how to design the Cortlandt Homes project?
(a) Once again, he goes to Roark.
(b) He turns it over to his draftsman.
(c) He gives up.
(d) He desides to get Toohey's help.

4. Why is Dominique jealous after the house is built?
(a) She is jealous of Katie who is now seeing Roark.
(b) She is jealous because she says Wynand loves her statue and not her.
(c) She is jealous of Roark's friendship with Wynand.
(d) She is jealous of the people who still write for the newspaper.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How is Gail Wynand able to build the Wynand building after shutting down the "Banner"?

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

3. What motivates Dominique to accept Wynand's marriage proposal?

4. What does Wynand admit to Roark?

5. How does Toohey get his job back at the "Banner"?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the new drama critic plan to exercise power over the public?

2. Toohey seems to be gaining the upper hand in his quest to take over the "Banner." What is the significance of the public turning against Wynand's publication?

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

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

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

6. Describe how Gail Wynand's early childhood led to his great cynicism.

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

8. Explain why Wynand does not listen to Dominique when she warns him about Toohey.

9. In spite of his socialist tutoring from Toohey, Peter retains some sense of "I." How does Rand use Dominique to illustrate that point?

10. Discuss how Roark's Monadnock Valley Resort is in opposition to everything Toohey stands for.

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