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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 helps Roark blow up the Cortlandt Homes project?
(a) Wynand.
(b) Peter.
(c) Dominique.
(d) Mike.

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

3. Who works with the board of directors to save the paper?
(a) Dominique.
(b) Scarret.
(c) Mallory.
(d) Toohey.

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

5. Why has Toohey orchestrated attacks on the "Banner"?
(a) It is just a joke he is playing.
(b) He is getting back at Wynand for marrying Dominique.
(c) He knows opposition sells papers.
(d) It is part of his plan to take it over.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Wynand get the last laugh on Toohey.

2. Who finally tells Gail Wynand the name of the sculptor who did the statue Toohey gave him?

3. What is Roark's reaction to Peter's request that he design the Cortlandt Homes project for low rent housing?

4. Toohey begins to promote architecture that is stark and plain. Who gets the credit for the concept?

5. After blowing up the Cortlandt Homes housing project, what does Roark do?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Wynand begins to find some inner peace from visiting the building site of his new house. Discuss the reasons for this change in Wynand.

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

4. 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?

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

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

7. What is the danger in Wynand's new found moral attitude after he comes under the influence of Roark?

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

9. When Roark goes to meet with Wynand about building his house, he goes to the "Banner" planning to reject the commission. Describe how and why the meeting changes Roark's mind.

10. Roark tells Peter that "it is I who have destroyed you." Explain what he means by that statement.

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