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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. Wynand once threatened to kill Roark and Dominique if they got together. Why does he not do it?
(a) He still likes Roark and does not want to harm him.
(b) He knows he would be the first suspect if they were murdered.
(c) He would rather kill himself.
(d) He feels guilty about turning on Roark.

2. How does Toohey get his job back at the "Banner"?
(a) By court order.
(b) By apologizing to Wynand.
(c) By retracting everything bad he ever said about Roark.
(d) By blackmailing Scarret.

3. What motivates Dominique to accept Wynand's marriage proposal?
(a) It is another means for her own self-punishment.
(b) She thinks it is another way to destroy Roark.
(c) It is just another accomplishment for her.
(d) She sees that Wynand has more money than Peter.

4. What special honor does Wynand give to Dominique?
(a) He puts her statue in the lobby of the Banner.
(b) He shows her his private art gallery.
(c) He makes her his personal assistant at the newspaper.
(d) He buys her a diamond necklace.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. After Dominique returns from Reno, where are she and Wynand married?

2. What is the basic difference between Roark and Wynand?

3. How does Wynand try to manipulate Roark?

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

5. What finally persuades Wynand to meet Dominique?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. 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?

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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