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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 is Roark's commission at the end of the novel?
(a) He is building a house for him and Dominique.
(b) He is rebuilding the Cortlandt Homes project.
(c) He is working for Peter and building a new bank.
(d) He is building the Wynand building in Hell's Kitchen.

2. What is the next project Wynand wants Roark to take on?
(a) An addition to the Wynand house.
(b) The city courthouse.
(c) A vacation house in the Bahamas.
(d) The Wynand Building in Hell's Kitchen.

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

4. What do Scarret and Toohey hope for after Roark's visit?
(a) That they can start writing good things about Roark.
(b) That Wynand is thinking about selling the newspaper.
(c) That Roark will finally leave the city.
(d) That Wynand will destroy him.

5. What gives evidence that Toohey intends to take over the "Banner"?
(a) He tries to bring back Dominique.
(b) He starts buying Banner stock.
(c) He encourages Wynand to go on a long honeymoon.
(d) He is secretly supporting the opposition to Wynand.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Wynand do with the letter Roark sends him?

2. What is the main feature of Roark's design for Monadnock Vacation village?

3. Why does Wynand drop the gun after contemplating suicide?

4. Why is the defeat so devastating to Wynand?

5. Where does Wynand feel the best setting is for Roark?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

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

3. 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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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