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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 does Wynand admit to Roark?
(a) That the Banner's support of Roark had actually hurt him.
(b) That the Banner cannot hurt Roark.
(c) That he does not actually own the Banner.
(d) That he has no money left.

2. What do Gail Wynand and Dominique discuss when they go sailing?
(a) Politics
(b) Philosophy
(c) The weather
(d) Religion

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

4. Why is Peter unhappy in his marriage?
(a) Dominique still refuses to sleep with him.
(b) Dominique is compliant and agrees with anything he says.
(c) Dominique will not talk to him except at parties.
(d) Dominique always compares him to Roark.

5. What is Roark's reaction to Peter's request that he design the Cortlandt Homes project for low rent housing?
(a) Roark flatly refuses Peter this time.
(b) Roark agrees to do it if Peter puts Roark's name on it.
(c) Roark agrees to do it and let Peter put his name on it.
(d) Roark goes out and gets the contract for himself.

Short Answer Questions

1. What conclusion do Dominique and Wynand agree on?

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

3. Who finally tells Gail Wynand the name of the sculptor who did the statue Toohey gave him?

4. What do Roark and Wynand agree on as they look at the land Wynand bought for his house?

5. What is the irony of Roark's going to see Wynand about designing his house?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

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

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

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

5. In spite of his socialist tutoring from Toohey, Peter retains some sense of "I." How does Rand use Dominique to illustrate that point?

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

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

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

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

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

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