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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to Ayn Rand, this is the only time physical force is warranted.
(a) Self defense.
(b) Crime of passion.
(c) Anger.
(d) Government mandates.

2. Which country established a socialist system by force?
(a) Soviet Russia.
(b) The United States.
(c) Nazi Germany.
(d) France.

3. Which country established a socialist system by vote?
(a) Soviet Russia.
(b) The United States.
(c) Nazi Germany.
(d) France.

4. Rand believes that the enactment of socialism has contributed to the _______ and destruction of individuals.
(a) Happiness.
(b) Conformity.
(c) Displacement.
(d) Torture.

5. In which year was Branden's essay, "Counterfeit Individualism" written?
(a) 1984.
(b) 1963.
(c) 1964.
(d) 1962.

6. Which country does Rand seek refuge after fleeing Soviet Russia?
(a) The United States.
(b) Germany.
(c) England.
(d) Austria.

7. In Rand's essay, "Man's Rights," she describes a right as the freedom of _______.
(a) Power.
(b) Action.
(c) Life.
(d) Belief.

8. Rand believes that the socialist theory as a whole is _______.
(a) Rational.
(b) Irrational.
(c) Morally correct.
(d) Honorably intended.

9. According to Rand, what is defined as conducting one's life according to the divinity of nonexistent beings?
(a) Altruism.
(b) Buddhism.
(c) Morality.
(d) Religion.

10. Which political system does Rand mention in "Collectivized Ethics," where she states men are free to produce and compete?
(a) Mysticism.
(b) Capitalism.
(c) Socialism.
(d) Communism.

11. In Rand's essay, "Collectivized Ethics," Rand mentions which system of government in relation to collectivized ethics?
(a) Libertarianism.
(b) Communism.
(c) Capitalism.
(d) Socialism.

12. Which monarch erected the palace of Versailles, as stated in Rand's essay "The Monument Builders?"
(a) Louis XIV.
(b) Louis XVII.
(c) Charlemagne.
(d) Napolean.

13. Which term is defined as "a manifestation of helplessness, of self-loathing and of the desire for the unearned?"
(a) Power lust.
(b) Power planning.
(c) Self affliction.
(d) Self preservation.

14. The notion that many people define individualism as the action of not conforming to the standard actions or ideas of the group is _________.
(a) False.
(b) Lacking.
(c) Weak.
(d) Correct.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What country did Rand live in throughout her adulthood?

2. Denying an individual his right to property is synonymous with denying him his right to _______.

3. Which country's monuments does Rand state have always been quite modest?

4. What is the extreme example Rand uses to illustrate what can go wrong in a society that doesn't uphold the rights of the individual?

5. Rand describes that socialism can be practiced totally or partially. Which country does she use as an example of a partial socialist government?

(see the answer keys)

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