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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. In his own defense, how does Roark contrast himself as a creator with those who preach selflessness?
(a) He says his position is wrong and he is sorry.
(b) He says selflessness encourages creativity as a group effort.
(c) He sees that he cannot win and throws himself on the mercy of the court.
(d) He says a creator's work pushes man forward while the others are parasites.

2. What condition does Roark place on doing the Cortlandt Homes design?
(a) Toohey must agree to Roark's involvement.
(b) No one can see the designs until the project is finished.
(c) Peter will have to oversee the construction personally.
(d) Nothing can be changed on it.

3. What becomes of Gail Wynand?
(a) He jumps from the top of the Wynand building.
(b) He sees himself as dead and the Wynand building as his memorial marker.
(c) He sets fire to his house and dies in the flames.
(d) He goes to sea and is lost.

4. How does Toohey react when Wynand forbids any mention of Roark in the "Banner"?
(a) Toohey goes into a rage.
(b) Toohey plans to write a book attacking Roark.
(c) Toohey smiles.
(d) Toohey goes out and gets drunk.

5. What is it that Peter does not understand, has never understood, about Roark?
(a) That Roark's finished work is the only thing important to him.
(b) That Roark is as much a fake as he is.
(c) That Roark just wants to be controversial and difficult.
(d) That Roark always holds out for more money.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Toohey do with the contract between Roark and Peter when he gets it from Peter?

2. How does Dominique get publicity that gets Wynand to divorce her?

3. How does Toohey make his move to take over the "Banner"?

4. What finally defeats Wynand?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

4. How does Rand use the conversation between Wynand and Roark on board the yacht to express her views on socialism?

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

6. 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.

7. Toohey works hard to see that Roark is convicted. Why is he so intent on that outcome?

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

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

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

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