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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Which political system does Rand mention in "Collectivized Ethics," where she states men are free to produce and compete?

2. Which American group does Rand attack in her essay, "Collectivized Ethics?"

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

4. Finish the quotation: "Individual rights are the means of subordinating ________ to moral law."

5. Rand believes that the enactment of socialism has contributed to the _______ and destruction of individuals.

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain why Ayn Rand is against collectivized ethics.

2. Explain the notion of "collectivized ethics" as mentioned in Ayn Rand's essay, "Collectivized Ethics."

3. In Rand's essay, "Collectivized Ethics," Rand uses the principle to explain communism, communist thought, and society. Explain Ayn Rand's revulsion toward communism and how it pairs with collectivized ethics.

4. How must an individual justify his/her action, as stated by Nathaniel Branden in his essay, "Counterfeit Individualism?"

5. What is the focus of the essay, "The Monument Builders?"

6. According to Rand, do humans need government? How does Ayn Rand define government?

7. Explain the idea of "Collectivized Rights" as Rand describes.

8. How do people falsely define Individualism, as stated by Nathaniel Branden?

9. How does Ayn Rand believe that a government should finance itself in a free society?

10. How does Rand define rights in her essay, "Man's Rights?"

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