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

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

3. Which monarch erected the palace of Versailles, as stated in Rand's essay "The Monument Builders?"
(a) Louis XVII.
(b) Napolean.
(c) Louis XIV.
(d) Charlemagne.

4. Which American group does Rand attack in her essay, "Collectivized Ethics?"
(a) 1960s Liberals.
(b) Conservatives.
(c) Activists.
(d) Republicans.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Which Act within the United States was Ayn Rand vehemently against?

2. Which country established a socialist system by force?

3. According to Ayn Rand, this is the only time physical force is warranted.

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

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Rand consider to be the source of rights and how does she describe the origin?

2. What are Ayn Rand's views on mandatory taxation?

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

4. What is Rand's view on the Civil Rights Bill of 1964?

5. How does Ayn Rand describe "Socialism" in her essay, "The Monument Builders?"

6. What type of projects does the principle of "collectivized ethics" support, and by which means are those tasks carried out? Explain.

7. What is the definition of "power lust" as defined by Ayn Rand in her essay, "The Monument Builders?" Explain.

8. What does Nathaniel Branden discuss in his essay, "The Divine Right of Stagnation," in regard to human growth?

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

10. Explain why Ayn Rand is against collectivized ethics.

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