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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Some may claim that Ayn Rand's proposal for government financing is _______.
(a) Strong.
(b) Weak.
(c) Something to be considered.
(d) Realistic.

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

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

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

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

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

7. What does Nathaniel Branden state is a concept of ethics and politics and simultaneously a concept of ethics and psychology?
(a) Objectivism.
(b) Counterfeit individualism.
(c) Egoism.
(d) Individualism.

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

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

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

11. Denying an individual his right to property is synonymous with denying him his right to _______.
(a) Health.
(b) Comfort.
(c) Wealth.
(d) Life.

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

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

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

15. In Rand's essay, "The Monument Builders," what is the Moscow subway lined with?
(a) Pine.
(b) Marble.
(c) Gold.
(d) Granite.

Short Answer Questions

1. Historically, what did socialist economic planning come about as a reaction to?

2. The principle of collectivized ethics supposes that one must live for the benefit of what?

3. According to Rand, what is the only cure for racism?

4. According to Objectivist thought, what does the individual live for?

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

(see the answer keys)

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