The Virtue of Selfishness Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Rand states in her essay, "Government Financing in a Free Society," that her proposal for government financing is ________ in practice.

2. Denying an individual his right to property is synonymous with denying him his right to _______.

3. Rand calls government taxation laws an initiation of _________.

4. Which country established a socialist system by force?

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

What are the reasons Rand gives about why it is beneficial to live within a society? Does her reasoning conflict with objectivist thought?

Essay Topic 2

Using Rand's objectivist theory, explain why it is rational to aid others in an emergency situation. How does this differ from Rand's belief about helping others in a situation which is not considered an emergency?

Essay Topic 3

Explain self-interest and its connection to reason as well as in terms of the choices one may make when motivated by self-interest.

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