The Virtue of Selfishness Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which Act within the United States was Ayn Rand vehemently against?
(a) Sedition Act.
(b) Human Rights Act.
(c) Prohibition.
(d) Civil Rights Act.

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

3. According to Rand, what is the only way that individuals' rights can be violated?
(a) Government.
(b) Emotion persuasion.
(c) Physical force.
(d) Moral force.

4. Rand states that the actually effect of socialism have been ________ the alleged goals.
(a) Opposite of.
(b) Achieved with.
(c) Synonymous with.
(d) Different from.

5. 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.

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

7. What political system is characterized by private or corporate ownership of property?
(a) Communism.
(b) Socialism.
(c) Democracy.
(d) Capitalism.

8. According to Rand, a nation has only the right to __________ of its individual citizens.
(a) Create the rights.
(b) Revoke the rights.
(c) Decide the rights.
(d) Protect the rights.

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

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

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

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

13. Rand calls government taxation laws an initiation of _________.
(a) Force.
(b) Finance.
(c) Precedent.
(d) Choice.

14. What is "the notion of ascribing moral, social or political significance to a man's genetic lineage?"
(a) Altruism.
(b) Racism.
(c) Misogyny.
(d) Sexism.

15. Rand vies for a political system in which public projects are not ________ society.
(a) Created by.
(b) Completed within.
(c) Forced upon.
(d) Achieved by.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which form of government imposes laws of force and denies its citizens natural rights?

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

3. What political system punishes irrationality and rewards rational thought?

4. According to Rand, what do humans need if they are to live in a society?

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

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