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

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

3. What common trait in both Wynand and Roark does Dominique notice?
(a) They both want people to love them.
(b) They are both uncomfortable in large crowds.
(c) They both have the same lack of integrety.
(d) Neither of them satisfies her sexually.

4. What does Roark discover about Cortlandt Homes when he returns for the sailing trip with Wynand?
(a) The plans were changed from his design.
(b) His designs were faulty.
(c) Peter decided to change the plans.
(d) The project is just as he designed it.

5. Why is the defeat so devastating to Wynand?
(a) He loses Dominique when he loses the paper.
(b) He trusts Toohey and now they are both out.
(c) He cannot be a follower.
(d) He sees that he was right all the time.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does Katie feel for Peter when they meet by accident on the street?

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

4. What is Roark's commission at the end of the novel?

5. Although Wynand actually does love Dominique, what is more important to him in their relationship?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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. 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?

8. Contrast Peter's situation when he goes to get help once again with Roark's willingness to take on the Cortlandt Homes project.

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

10. Discuss the meaning Rand places on the last meeting of Peter and Katie.

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