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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 16, "The Divine Right of Stagnation", Nathaniel Branden (1963).

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to Ayn Rand, human error is _______________.
(a) Unacceptable.
(b) Avoidable.
(c) Acceptable.
(d) Unavoidable.

2. According to Ayn Rand, on what basis must the individual give to public works?
(a) Religious.
(b) Mandated.
(c) Voluntary.
(d) Lottery.

3. Rand clarifies her point about compromise when she asks the question about the compromise ______ and _______ along with the question of reason versus irrationality.
(a) Morality, mysticism.
(b) Health, illness.
(c) Happiness, sadness.
(d) Life, death.

4. How does Rand define "society" in a basic sense?
(a) A collection of individuals.
(b) The most efficient way of governing the earth.
(c) The downfall of the individual.
(d) A group governed by a government.

5. Which country's monuments does Rand state have always been quite modest?
(a) Russia.
(b) Germany.
(c) France.
(d) America.

Short Answer Questions

1. Rand calls government taxation laws an initiation of _________.

2. Ayn Rand defines value as something that a person believes is necessary to do what?

3. As Rand states, how must a collectivist society be formed to operate morally?

4. Rand believes that the enactment of socialism has contributed to the _______ and destruction of individuals.

5. What does Rand claim that Objectivists ethics are in the essay on Objectivist ethics?

(see the answer key)

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