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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Historically, what did socialist economic planning come about as a reaction to?
(a) Nazism.
(b) Communism.
(c) Capitalism.
(d) Nationalism.

3. This stated that private facilities cannot refuse services to patrons based on race, creed, religion, sex, etc.
(a) The Civil Rights Bill.
(b) Prohibition.
(c) The Bill of Rights.
(d) The Sedition Act.

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

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

6. Which form of government imposes laws of force and denies its citizens natural rights?
(a) Dictatorship.
(b) Free nation.
(c) Democracy.
(d) Republic.

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

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

9. What country did Rand live in throughout her adulthood?
(a) Russia.
(b) Canada.
(c) Germany.
(d) The United States.

10. What does Rand blame on the notion that causes men to feel inferior?
(a) Misogyny.
(b) Sexism.
(c) Inferiority.
(d) Racism.

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

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

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

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

15. According to Ayn Rand, on what basis must the individual give to public works?
(a) Voluntary.
(b) Mandated.
(c) Lottery.
(d) Religious.

Short Answer Questions

1. What are the two benefits one can gain from living a social existence?

2. In Rand's essay, "Collectivized Ethics," Rand mentions which system of government in relation to collectivized ethics?

3. Which monarch erected the palace of Versailles, as stated in Rand's essay "The Monument Builders?"

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

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

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