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. Finish the quotation: "Individual rights are the means of subordinating ________ to moral law."
(a) Collectivism.
(b) Society.
(c) The individual.
(d) Government.

2. What political system punishes irrationality and rewards rational thought?
(a) Capitalism.
(b) Democracy.
(c) Dictatorship.
(d) Communism.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

12. What method does Rand give for implementing her government financing plan?
(a) None.
(b) Taxation of those who make more than a specified amount.
(c) Random.
(d) Lottery basis.

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

14. Rand does not believe in public projects because the public project does not benefit whom?
(a) Every individual.
(b) Anyone.
(c) Rationally.
(d) Some individuals.

15. In which year was the essay, "The Divine Right of Stagnation," written?
(a) 1962.
(b) 1964.
(c) 1973.
(d) 1963.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following is not considered a public project?

2. The notion that many people define individualism as the action of not conforming to the standard actions or ideas of the group is _________.

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

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

5. As Rand states, how must a collectivist society be formed to operate morally?

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