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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 needs to get right with God.
(b) He has no fear of dying but is afraid of living.
(c) He has not made arrangements for someone to inherit.
(d) He remembers how he drove other people to suicide.

2. What brings about the downfall of Peter Keating's business?
(a) Toohey's continued support of Peter.
(b) His partner is sabotaging him like he did to Heyer.
(c) Peter's desire to find Katie and marry her.
(d) The failure of the World's Fair exhibition.

3. Why does Wynand go often to the building site where Roark is working?
(a) He want to make sure Roark is following orders.
(b) He finds real peace when he goes there.
(c) He wants to reassure himself that he made the right choice.
(d) He cannot remember from day to day what it looks like.

4. What is the condition for Peter's getting the Stoneridge Homes project?
(a) Dominique must go alone with Wynand on a cruise.
(b) Dominique must stay married to Peter.
(c) Peter must tell Francon he is using Dominique to get the job.
(d) Peter must hire Mallory to do some sculptures.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Dominique discover that Roark will be the architect for her new house?

2. What is behind Wynand's association with Roark and Dominique?

3. What is it that Peter does not understand, has never understood, about Roark?

4. What finally persuades Wynand to meet Dominique?

5. What becomes of Toohey?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Toohey works hard to see that Roark is convicted. Why is he so intent on that outcome?

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

4. Describe how Gail Wynand's early childhood led to his great cynicism.

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

6. What is the danger in Wynand's new found moral attitude after he comes under the influence of Roark?

7. What do the reactions of Ellsworth Toohey and Alvah Scarret say about their political leanings?

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

9. 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?

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

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