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

2. The principle of collectivized ethics supposes that one must live for the benefit of what?
(a) Family.
(b) Collective whole.
(c) State.
(d) Individual.

3. Rand states in her essay, "Government Financing in a Free Society," that her proposal for government financing is ________ in practice.
(a) Not difficult.
(b) Not easy.
(c) Irrational.
(d) Rational.

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

5. Which political system does Rand mention in "Collectivized Ethics," where she states men are free to produce and compete?
(a) Mysticism.
(b) Socialism.
(c) Capitalism.
(d) Communism.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which country is said to have inspired Ayn Rand's objectivist theory, and caused her to reject all forms of collectivized government?

2. In which year was the essay, "The Divine Right of Stagnation," written?

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

4. Which country established a socialist system by force?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Explain why Ayn Rand is against collectivized ethics.

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. Does Ayn Rand believe that a society must devise a moral code? How should a society decide upon a moral code?

10. How does Louis XIV fit into Ayn Rand's discussion in her essay, "The Monument Builders?"

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