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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. How does Dominique discover that Roark will be the architect for her new house?
(a) She recognizes his style when she sees the drawings.
(b) Toohey calls to tell her.
(c) She reads about it in the newspaper.
(d) She has a dream that tells her Roark will re-enter her life.

2. How does Dominique get publicity that gets Wynand to divorce her?
(a) She takes a job at a rival newspaper.
(b) She notifies the police that she is staying with Roark and a valuable ring has been stolen.
(c) She reveals that she was the model who posed nude for Mallory's statue.
(d) She publicly files for divorce from Wynand.

3. How does Dominique feel about the Wynand building?
(a) She sees it as the heart of the earth rising to the sky.
(b) She hates it because it reminds her of her marriage to Wynand.
(c) She regrets that she was never able to destroy Roark.
(d) It is just another building to her.

4. Why does the new drama critic at the "Banner" promote Ike's new play that everyone says is bad?
(a) He feels sorry for Ike and wants to help him.
(b) He wants to make Toohey look stupid.
(c) He wants people to think it is good because he said so.
(d) He really knows nothing about being a drama critic.

5. Why does Wynand say he will not destroy Dominique?
(a) She agreed to marry him.
(b) She is more powerful than he is.
(c) He does not know how.
(d) She is a woman.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How does Roark define "selflessness"?

3. What special honor does Wynand give to Dominique?

4. What is the irony of Roark's going to see Wynand about designing his house?

5. Toohey begins to promote architecture that is stark and plain. Who gets the credit for the concept?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Discuss the symbolism of the Wynand Building rising from Hell's Kitchen.

3. 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?

4. 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?

5. Roark can stand tall because everything he has done has been his alone and he bears the responsibility for its success or failure. How does this contrast with the attacks against Wynand's newspaper?

6. Explain why Wynand does not listen to Dominique when she warns him about Toohey.

7. How does Wynand exonerate himself and regain his own integrity?

8. How does Rand use the conversation between Wynand and Roark on board the yacht to express her views on socialism?

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

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

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