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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 the meaning of the name of Wynand's yacht, the "I do"?
(a) It means I can do as I please.
(b) It means I do own a yacht.
(c) It means I like to be married.
(d) It means I do run things.

2. After looking at the Cortlandt Homes designs, who recognizes immediately that they were drawn by Roark?
(a) Wynand and Dominique
(b) Toohey and Scarret
(c) Mallory and Enright
(d) Francon and Katie

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

4. What does Peter discover is the real reason behind Toohey's socialist tirades?
(a) That Toohey plans to take over the world.
(b) That Toohey is the only one who can save society.
(c) That Toohey really wants power.
(d) That Toohey really believes what he says.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. When Dominique and Wynand return early from their cruise, what is Peter's concern?

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

3. What horrifies Dominique a month after the Wynand house is finished?

4. What is the gift Toohey sends to Gail Wynand?

5. Where does Toohey insist that true freedom is found?

Short Essay Questions

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

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. Discuss the high price Wynand puts on Peter getting the Stoneridge Homes commission.

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

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

6. Roark can stand tall because everything he has done has been his alone and he bears the responsibility for its success or failure. How does this contrast with the attacks against Wynand's newspaper?

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

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

9. What is the significance of Peter's going once again to Roark when he cannot come up with a design for the Cortlandt Homes project?

10. On board the yacht, how does Rand use the setting to voice her opposition to socialism?

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