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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. This stated that private facilities cannot refuse services to patrons based on race, creed, religion, sex, etc.
(a) The Sedition Act.
(b) Prohibition.
(c) The Bill of Rights.
(d) The Civil Rights Bill.

2. In Rand's essay, "The Monument Builders," what is the Moscow subway lined with?
(a) Pine.
(b) Gold.
(c) Marble.
(d) Granite.

3. What country did Rand live in throughout her adulthood?
(a) The United States.
(b) Canada.
(c) Germany.
(d) Russia.

4. If a person saves a stranger from a burning building at the risk of their own life, then that person is acting upon which principles?
(a) Self interest.
(b) Compromise.
(c) Objectivist.
(d) Altruistic.

5. 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 absolutely incorrect.
(c) That it is faulty.
(d) That is needs to be proven.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is Nathaniel Branden in the context of this collection?

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

3. According to Ayn Rand, on what basis must the individual give to public works?

4. Which of the following does not fall into the category of what Branden would consider a proper avenue for seeking pleasure?

5. From the objectivist perspective, what should the risk on committing an act of good will be proportionate to?

(see the answer key)

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