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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 happens when a "Banner" reporter interviews Dominique?
(a) Wynand locks Dominique in their penthouse.
(b) It becomes the first reference to the marriage in the press.
(c) Dominique refuses to talk to her.
(d) Wynand fires the reporter.

2. How does Wynand get the last laugh on Toohey.
(a) He puts Toohey's articles in the sports section.
(b) He pushes Toohey into the presses, killing him.
(c) He rewrites everything Toohey does.
(d) He buys out the stock holders and shuts down the paper.

3. How does Dominique feel about the Wynand building?
(a) It is just another building to her.
(b) She sees it as the heart of the earth rising to the sky.
(c) She hates it because it reminds her of her marriage to Wynand.
(d) She regrets that she was never able to destroy Roark.

4. What is behind Wynand's association with Roark and Dominique?
(a) He collects people he wants to possess.
(b) He knows this is a way to punish Dominique.
(c) He enjoys seeing them uncomfortable around each other.
(d) He wants to get them back together.

5. What finally persuades Wynand to meet Dominique?
(a) He learns that Dominique is married.
(b) He thinks Toohey will not give him the sculpture if he does not agree to meet her.
(c) He wants to meet the model for the statue.
(d) Toohey threatens to resign if he will not meet with her.

Short Answer Questions

1. What becomes of Gail Wynand?

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

3. Who works with the board of directors to save the paper?

4. What brings about the downfall of Peter Keating's business?

5. In his own defense, how does Roark contrast himself as a creator with those who preach selflessness?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

8. 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?

9. At the end of the novel, Dominique experiences a number of emotions while looking at the Wynand Building. What significance do these moments have to the story?

10. Discuss how Rand uses Dominique's perceptions of Wynand and Roark to distinguish between greatness and drive.

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