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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. According to Rand, what is the only cure for racism?
(a) Communism.
(b) Socialism.
(c) Altruism.
(d) Individualism.

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

3. In which year was Rand's essay, "Collectivized Ethics," published?
(a) 1973.
(b) 1962.
(c) 1963.
(d) 1964.

4. Which country does Rand seek refuge after fleeing Soviet Russia?
(a) Austria.
(b) England.
(c) Germany.
(d) The United States.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

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

4. According to Rand, what do humans need if they are to live in a society?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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