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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 7, "Doesn't Life Require Compromise?" Ayn Rand (1962).
Multiple Choice Questions
1. From the altruist perspective, saving the life of a stranger is equivalent to saving the life of _________.
(b) All humans.
(c) A loved one.
2. No one ever really sacrifices oneself because every direct action is motivated by a person's desire. What does Branden say about this statement?
(a) That it is absolutely correct.
(b) That it is faulty.
(c) That it is absolutely incorrect.
(d) That is needs to be proven.
3. Branden states in his essay, "The Psychology of Pleasure" that pleasure is not a _________, but a psychological need.
4. In Rand's essay on "The 'Conflicts' of Men's Interests," what are the two ways she claims that goals can be met?
(a) Purely and Directly.
(b) Complete and Incomplete.
(c) Directly and Indirectly.
(d) Directly and with proper intent.
5. What are the two things Branden claims that perpetuate within society and threaten self-esteem?
(a) Reason and control.
(b) Anxiety and frivolity.
(c) Anxiety and guilt.
(d) Belief and guilt.
Short Answer Questions
1. In what year did Rand write the essay, "The 'Conflicts' of Men's Interests?"
2. Which of the following is not examined by Rand within "The Virtue of Selfishness?"
3. What notion does Branden attempt to refute in his essay, "Isn't Everyone Selfish"?
4. Ayn Rand defines value as something that a person believes is necessary to do what?
5. According to "Isn't Everyone Selfish?", one must ask which question about the desired action?
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