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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 says his position is wrong and he is sorry.
(b) He sees that he cannot win and throws himself on the mercy of the court.
(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 does Toohey react when Wynand forbids any mention of Roark in the "Banner"?
(a) Toohey smiles.
(b) Toohey plans to write a book attacking Roark.
(c) Toohey goes out and gets drunk.
(d) Toohey goes into a rage.

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

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

5. Who takes over the Cortlandt Homes project?
(a) Dominique Francon.
(b) Gail Wynand.
(c) Ellsworth Toohey.
(d) Roger Enright.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Toohey insist that true freedom is found?

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

3. What special honor does Wynand give to Dominique?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. Discuss the meaning Rand places on the last meeting of Peter and Katie.

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

7. Roark tells Peter that "it is I who have destroyed you." Explain what he means by that statement.

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

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

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

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