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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. Why does Wynand drop the gun after contemplating suicide?
(a) He needs to get right with God.
(b) He remembers how he drove other people to suicide.
(c) He has not made arrangements for someone to inherit.
(d) He has no fear of dying but is afraid of living.

2. What is the condition for Peter's getting the Stoneridge Homes project?
(a) Peter must hire Mallory to do some sculptures.
(b) Peter must tell Francon he is using Dominique to get the job.
(c) Dominique must stay married to Peter.
(d) Dominique must go alone with Wynand on a cruise.

3. What does Roark discover about Cortlandt Homes when he returns for the sailing trip with Wynand?
(a) Peter decided to change the plans.
(b) The project is just as he designed it.
(c) His designs were faulty.
(d) The plans were changed from his design.

4. 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.

5. What do Roark and Wynand agree on as they look at the land Wynand bought for his house?
(a) They agree on the site for the house.
(b) They agree that the house should be entirely of wood.
(c) Wynand agrees that Roark should consult Dominique.
(d) Roark agrees to let Wynand dictate the design.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who helps Roark blow up the Cortlandt Homes project?

2. When does Peter become the head of the architecture firm?

3. Why does Wynand go often to the building site where Roark is working?

4. Who comes to help Wynand when the union strikes and there is no staff at the newspaper?

5. Who takes over the Cortlandt Homes project?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. How does Roark's self defense at his trial sum up Rand's statement about the value of the individual over socialism?

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

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

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

8. 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?

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

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