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. In Rand's essay, "Man's Rights," she describes a right as the freedom of _______.

2. What does Nathaniel Branden state is a concept of ethics and politics and simultaneously a concept of ethics and psychology?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Ayn Rand mentions socialism and her feelings towards it throughout her essays. What is socialism? Why is Rand against it? Do you see any potential benefits of a socialist society?

Essay Topic 2

From what you know of Rand and her relationship with Branden, is it possible for a person to care for other human beings without violating the theory of Objectivism? Explain.

Essay Topic 3

In Rand's essay on "The Monument Builders," Rand challenges and rejects the socialist movement. What does Rand dislike about the socialist movement? What is the significance of the title?

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