The Virtue of Selfishness Quiz | Eight Week Quiz G

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 18, "Counterfeit Individualism", Nathaniel Branden (1962).

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In which year was the essay, "Government Financing in a Free Society" published?
(a) 1961.
(b) 1962.
(c) 1963.
(d) 1964.

2. In the act of conceding one's own reason in favor of another's, one commits an act of ______________.
(a) Self destruction.
(b) Morality.
(c) Compromise.
(d) Irrationality.

3. According to Ayn Rand, the major problem of socialism is the denial of what type of rights?
(a) Civil.
(b) Human.
(c) Property.
(d) Physical.

4. What type of need does "mental health" fall under?
(a) Social.
(b) Geographical.
(c) Biological.
(d) Rational.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What concept is mentioned once in the book that according to Rand, largely influences collectivist, Western thought?

2. Which of the following areas is Nathaniel Branden's area of expertise?

3. What was Ayn Rand's last work of fiction?

4. Finish the statement. "A" is _________.

5. In which year was Branden's essay, "Counterfeit Individualism" written?

(see the answer key)

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