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 of the following is not considered a public project?
(a) Welfare.
(b) A local coffee shop.
(c) Public parks.
(d) Public health care.

2. Which of the following is not in violation of human survival as stated by the objectivist principle?
(a) Socialism.
(b) Altruism.
(c) Capitalism.
(d) Religion.

3. In which political system does the government own all societal goods and provide the people with what they need?
(a) Communist.
(b) Socialism.
(c) Libertarian.
(d) Capitalist.

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

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

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

7. According to Rand, what do humans need if they are to live in a society?
(a) Family.
(b) Companionship.
(c) Total Freedom.
(d) Government.

8. The principle of collectivized ethics supposes that one must live for the benefit of what?
(a) State.
(b) Family.
(c) Collective whole.
(d) Individual.

9. With which country's form of government does Rand largely agree?
(a) United Kingdom.
(b) United States.
(c) Russia.
(d) China.

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

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

12. 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.

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

14. In which year was the Civil Rights Bill passed?
(a) 1965.
(b) 1963.
(c) 1962.
(d) 1964.

15. In which year was the essay, "The Monument Builders," published?
(a) 1965.
(b) 1963.
(c) 1964.
(d) 1962.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Rand blame on the notion that causes men to feel inferior?

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

3. Which term is defined as "a manifestation of helplessness, of self-loathing and of the desire for the unearned?"

4. In which year was the essay, "The Divine Right of Stagnation," written?

5. What is "the notion of ascribing moral, social or political significance to a man's genetic lineage?"

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