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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why does Cameron fire Roark?
2. When the Heller house is finished, how is it received?
3. Why does Roark agree to go to the Holcombe party?
4. What brings about the downfall of Henry Cameron?
5. What happens when Roark shows up uninvited at Dominique's door?
Short Essay Questions
1. Toohey successfully manipulates Stoddard into hiring Roark to design and build his "temple." When it is finished, Toohey creates an uproar among the public by denouncing it as "blasphemy." Although Dominique regrets the public reaction, she still agrees to testify for Stoddard in the lawsuit he files. How does Dominique explain her actions?
2. How does Dominique use the story of the false theft of her diamond ring to take her stand for, instead of against, Roark?
3. Discuss how Roark's Monadnock Valley Resort is in opposition to everything Toohey stands for.
4. Peter's lack of integrity comes to light in his efforts to get Claude Stengel's job. How does the method he uses to accomplish his purpose relate to the theme of the book?
5. Discuss the symbolism of the Wynand Building rising from Hell's Kitchen.
6. Even after Dominique gives testimony that should have swayed the jury, Stoddard wins the lawsuit. Gail Wynand cables the "Banner" to fire Dominique. What is the significance of Dominique's reaction to being fired?
7. What is Rand's message about public opinion as Wynand loses control over the "Banner"?
8. Contrast Peter's situation when he goes to get help once again with Roark's willingness to take on the Cortlandt Homes project.
9. Identify and explain two events from Toohey's childhood which began a pattern of behavior he uses in adulthood.
10. In what way does Mrs. Keating represent all the obstacles Roark will have to face to be true to himself?
Essay Topic 1
The main theme of "The Fountainhead" is the conflict between Individualism and Collectivism. Write a few paragraphs that show how Rand illustrates the opposite points of view.
Essay Topic 2
In chapter 9, Toohey is described in the university as the student all others turned to for advice. Rand writes that "people noticed Ellsworth Toohey seldom let a boy pursue the career he had chosen." Write an essay on why Toohey was compelled to guide students away from their aspirations.
Essay Topic 3
Write an essay contrasting the characters of Dominique and Katie. Explain how Dominique represents the Independent thinker and Katie represents the Dependent thinker.
This section contains 2,090 words
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