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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. Peter gets the design for "The March of the Centuries" exposition at the World's Fair. Why did Roark turn it down?
(a) It was too much for one man to do.
(b) He would have to work with other architects.
(c) It was all donated time without any payment.
(d) He did not like the idea of a World's Fair.

2. How does Roark define "selflessness"?
(a) As something that will destroy the world.
(b) As the greatest thing someone can do.
(c) As thinking for oneself.
(d) As a way to promote independence.

3. What is Dominique's name at the end of the novel?
(a) Mrs. Ellsworth Toohey.
(b) Mrs. Howard Roark.
(c) Dominique Francon, her maiden name.
(d) Mrs. Gail Wynand.

4. What is the sole evidence the prosecution enters against Roark?
(a) Dominique's testamony that she helped Roark.
(b) Peter's testimony and the agreement he had with Roark.
(c) Roark's confession that he blew up Cortlandt Homes.
(d) The detonator that had Roark's fingerprints on it.

5. What motivates Dominique to accept Wynand's marriage proposal?
(a) She thinks it is another way to destroy Roark.
(b) It is another means for her own self-punishment.
(c) She sees that Wynand has more money than Peter.
(d) It is just another accomplishment for her.

Short Answer Questions

1. After looking at the Cortlandt Homes designs, who recognizes immediately that they were drawn by Roark?

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

3. What is behind Wynand's association with Roark and Dominique?

4. What does Katie feel for Peter when they meet by accident on the street?

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

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

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

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

5. Contrast Peter's situation when he goes to get help once again with Roark's willingness to take on the Cortlandt Homes project.

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

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

8. When Wynand presents Dominique with a diamond necklace, they have two different takes on where the money came from to pay for it. What were those points of view and what did each one mean?

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

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

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