How Well You Know Ayn Rand? Trivia Quiz

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How Well You Know Ayn Rand? Trivia Quiz

How well do you know Ayn Rand, and do you think you can pass this quiz? Ayn Rand was a Russian American writer and philosopher. She is known for her two best-selling novels, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, and for developing a philosophical system named objectivism. She was born and educated in Russia and she moved to the United States in 1926. Take this quiz and learn more about Ayn Rand.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is Ayn Rand's most Influential work?
    • A. 

      We The Living

    • B. 

      Anthem

    • C. 

      The Fountainhead

    • D. 

      Atlas Shrugged

    • E. 

      Capitalism:The Unknown Ideal

  • 2. 
    When was Ayn Rand born?
    • A. 

      St. Petersburg,Russia on February 2, 1905

    • B. 

      Gori, Georgia on December 21, 1879

    • C. 

      Liverpool, England on April 11, 1892

    • D. 

      San Francisco, USA on May 19, 1930

  • 3. 
    How did Ayn Rand become an American author?
    • A. 

      Smuggled into America;escaped

    • B. 

      Jew living in Germany;escaped

    • C. 

      On vacation to America;escaped

    • D. 

      Born in the US;naturally

  • 4. 
    Why did Ayn Rand aspire to America?
    • A. 

      It was her role model of what Free men could be

    • B. 

      It gave her the opportunity to leave Russia

    • C. 

      She rejected the collectivism of Russia

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

    • F. 

      -ƒπx dx

  • 5. 
    After coming to America, what job did she first pursue?
    • A. 

      Actress

    • B. 

      Novelist

    • C. 

      Professor

    • D. 

      House-wife

  • 6. 
    Ayn Rand believed in marriage.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Ayn Rand's philosophy is known as ______.
  • 8. 
    Her first novel "We The Living" was rejected __ times.
  • 9. 
    Why was her book "We The Living" rejected so many times?
    • A. 

      Too Intellectual

    • B. 

      Too Long

    • C. 

      Too Boring

    • D. 

      Too Radical

  • 10. 
    In her fiction works, the main character typically is __.
    • A. 

      Individualistic

    • B. 

      Lonely

    • C. 

      Depressed

    • D. 

      Male

  • 11. 
    The book "Atlas Shrugged" it took her ______ to write it.
    • A. 

      12 years

    • B. 

      3 months

    • C. 

      7 years

    • D. 

      11 months

  • 12. 
    The book "The Fountainhead" was influenced by her living in what State?
    • A. 

      Chicago

    • B. 

      New York

    • C. 

      San Francisco

    • D. 

      Philadelphie

  • 13. 
    Her philosophy is sliced into 4 categories; what are they?
    • A. 

      Metaphysics

    • B. 

      Epistemology

    • C. 

      Ethics

    • D. 

      Politics

  • 14. 
    Ayn Rand's first works were ______.
    • A. 

      Novels

    • B. 

      Short-stories

    • C. 

      Screen-plays

    • D. 

      Non-fiction

  • 15. 
    Ayn Rand died in _________.
    • A. 

      1982

    • B. 

      2001

    • C. 

      1994

    • D. 

      2005

  • 16. 
    The Setting of "The Fountainhead" is in New York.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Her Husband was __________.
  • 18. 
    Man’s only means of perceiving reality, his only source of knowledge, his only guide to action, and his basic means of survival is ______.
    • A. 

      Reason

    • B. 

      Logic

    • C. 

      Altruism

    • D. 

      Self-Dependence

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