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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Rand states that the alleged goal of socialism was to end ________.
(a) Revolt.
(b) Poverty.
(c) Peace.
(d) Happiness.

3. According to Rand, what is the only cure for racism?
(a) Communism.
(b) Individualism.
(c) Socialism.
(d) Altruism.

4. Which major historical event ended just two decades before the essay, "The Monument Builders" was written?
(a) World War II.
(b) The Korean Conflict.
(c) World War I.
(d) The Cold War.

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

6. In Rand's essay, "Man's Rights," she describes several societies that exhibited a collectivist system. Which society is not included?
(a) Ancient Egypt.
(b) Roman Empire.
(c) Ancient Greece.
(d) Ottoman Empire.

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

8. According to Objectivist thought, what does the individual live for?
(a) Himself.
(b) Society.
(c) The common good.
(d) Moralist principles.

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

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

11. Rand states in her essay, "Government Financing in a Free Society," that her proposal for government financing is ________ in practice.
(a) Rational.
(b) Irrational.
(c) Not difficult.
(d) Not easy.

12. What type of government financing does Ayn Rand propose in her essay, "Government Financing in a Free Society?"
(a) Voluntary taxation.
(b) Dependent financing.
(c) Mandatory taxation.
(d) Independent financing.

13. As Rand states, how must a collectivist society be formed to operate morally?
(a) Morally.
(b) Correctly.
(c) Objectively.
(d) Freely.

14. Rand describes that socialism can be practiced totally or partially. Which country does she use as an example of a partial socialist government?
(a) France.
(b) Russia.
(c) England.
(d) Nazi Germany.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Some may claim that Ayn Rand's proposal for government financing is _______.

2. Which Act within the United States was Ayn Rand vehemently against?

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

4. Rand vies for a political system in which public projects are not ________ society.

5. Which country does Rand seek refuge after fleeing Soviet Russia?

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