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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. Why does Wynand drop the gun after contemplating suicide?
(a) He remembers how he drove other people to suicide.
(b) He needs to get right with God.
(c) He has not made arrangements for someone to inherit.
(d) He has no fear of dying but is afraid of living.

2. When does Peter become the head of the architecture firm?
(a) When Dominique decides not to divorce him.
(b) When Toohey buys an interest in the firm.
(c) When Francon retires.
(d) When Neil Durant becomes a partner.

3. What condition does Roark place on doing the Cortlandt Homes design?
(a) Nothing can be changed on it.
(b) Toohey must agree to Roark's involvement.
(c) Peter will have to oversee the construction personally.
(d) No one can see the designs until the project is finished.

4. What finally defeats Wynand?
(a) Changing his position on Roark.
(b) Selling off his stock in the paper.
(c) Accepting Toohey back at the paper.
(d) Public opinion.

5. In his own defense, how does Roark contrast himself as a creator with those who preach selflessness?
(a) He sees that he cannot win and throws himself on the mercy of the court.
(b) He says his position is wrong and he is sorry.
(c) He says a creator's work pushes man forward while the others are parasites.
(d) He says selflessness encourages creativity as a group effort.

Short Answer Questions

1. What special honor does Wynand give to Dominique?

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

3. What is the sole evidence the prosecution enters against Roark?

4. How does Toohey react when Wynand forbids any mention of Roark in the "Banner"?

5. How is Gail Wynand able to build the Wynand building after shutting down the "Banner"?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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?

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

4. 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?

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

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

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

10. 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?

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