The Virtue of Selfishness Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

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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. According to Rand, every interest that a person employs must be based in ________.
(a) Reason.
(b) Careful consideration.
(c) Context.
(d) Reality.

2. According to Rand, what are the notions of altruist thought perpetuated by?
(a) Philosophers.
(b) Whim.
(c) Religion.
(d) Morality and mysticism.

3. What is the enemy of Individualism according to Rand and the objectivist theory?
(a) Socialism.
(b) Mysticism.
(c) Altruism.
(d) Capitalism.

4. In what year was "Atlas Shrugged" published?
(a) 1962.
(b) 1957.
(c) 1963.
(d) 1956.

5. According to Rand, compromise is synonymous with relinquishing one's ____________.
(a) Freedom.
(b) Self interest.
(c) Choice.
(d) Values.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is it impossible to pursue in a "non-free" society?

2. In Branden's essay on "The Psychology of Pleasure" he lists five avenues upon which ________ people find pleasure.

3. In the act of conceding one's own reason in favor of another's, one commits an act of ______________.

4. Who created "good" and evil" according to Rand?

5. According to Branden, what do values in the context of ethics guide?

(see the answer key)

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