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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. Toohey begins to promote architecture that is stark and plain. Who gets the credit for the concept?
(a) Peter
(b) Roark
(c) The Stanton School of Architecture
(d) Cameron

2. What gives evidence that Toohey intends to take over the "Banner"?
(a) He tries to bring back Dominique.
(b) He starts buying Banner stock.
(c) He is secretly supporting the opposition to Wynand.
(d) He encourages Wynand to go on a long honeymoon.

3. What does Wynand do with the letter Roark sends him?
(a) Publishes it in the newspaper.
(b) Tears it up.
(c) Reads it and throws it away.
(d) Returns it unopened.

4. What do Roark and Wynand agree on as they look at the land Wynand bought for his house?
(a) They agree on the site for the house.
(b) Roark agrees to let Wynand dictate the design.
(c) Wynand agrees that Roark should consult Dominique.
(d) They agree that the house should be entirely of wood.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What legal right does Roark maintain gave him the authority to destroy Cortlandt Homes?

2. What is behind Wynand's association with Roark and Dominique?

3. Why, according to Roark, was Peter destroyed?

4. What is the next project Wynand wants Roark to take on?

5. Why does Wynand go often to the building site where Roark is working?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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