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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. 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 selflessness encourages creativity as a group effort.
(d) He says a creator's work pushes man forward while the others are parasites.

2. How do we know that Wynand is not always aware of what his newspaper prints?
(a) He never comes in to the newspaper office.
(b) He has to ask Dominique who Roark is.
(c) He asks for all the articles on Roark after his visit.
(d) He trusts his writers to write with integrity.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Katie feel for Peter when they meet by accident on the street?

2. How does Wynand try to manipulate Roark?

3. What motivates Dominique to accept Wynand's marriage proposal?

4. How does Wynand react when he discovers that Dominique helped Roark destroy Cortlandt Homes?

5. What is Roark's reaction to Peter's request that he design the Cortlandt Homes project for low rent housing?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Toohey seems to be gaining the upper hand in his quest to take over the "Banner." What is the significance of the public turning against Wynand's publication?

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

5. 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?

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

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

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

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. 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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