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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 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 Wynand will destroy him.
(d) That Roark will finally leave the city.

2. Toohey begins to promote architecture that is stark and plain. Who gets the credit for the concept?
(a) The Stanton School of Architecture
(b) Peter
(c) Roark
(d) Cameron

3. Why is Peter unhappy in his marriage?
(a) Dominique still refuses to sleep with him.
(b) Dominique will not talk to him except at parties.
(c) Dominique is compliant and agrees with anything he says.
(d) Dominique always compares him to Roark.

4. After Dominique returns from Reno, where are she and Wynand married?
(a) On board Wynand's yacht.
(b) At the Noyes-Belmont Hotel.
(c) In the Banner building.
(d) At city hall.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What finally persuades Wynand to meet Dominique?

2. How does Roark define "selflessness"?

3. What is Dominique's name at the end of the novel?

4. Why does the new drama critic at the "Banner" promote Ike's new play that everyone says is bad?

5. What gives evidence that Toohey intends to take over the "Banner"?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. 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?

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

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

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

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

9. 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?

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

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