Anthem By Ayn Rand

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  • 1. 

    Which of the following crimes does Equality NOT commit?

    • A.

      The transgression of preference

    • B.

      Theft

    • C.

      The transgression of fact-finding

    Correct Answer
    C. The transgression of fact-finding
    Explanation
    Equality does not commit the transgression of fact-finding. This means that Equality does not engage in the act of deliberately hiding or distorting information or facts. The other two options, the transgression of preference and theft, do not apply to Equality as well, but the specific crime mentioned in the question is the transgression of fact-finding.

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  • 2. 

    Why does Equality commit so many transgressions?

    • A.

      He can't help it; he just wants to be bad.

    • B.

      He can't help it; he just wants to learn and explore things for himself.

    • C.

      He wants to see what will happen to him if he gets caught stirring up trouble.

    Correct Answer
    B. He can't help it; he just wants to learn and explore things for himself.
    Explanation
    The correct answer suggests that Equality commits transgressions because he has a strong desire to learn and explore things for himself. This implies that he is curious and seeks knowledge and experiences beyond what is allowed or expected in his society. This explanation aligns with Equality's character development throughout the story, as he challenges the restrictive norms and seeks personal freedom and self-discovery.

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  • 3. 

    When Equality learns that he is going to the Home of Street Sweepers, how does he feel?

    • A.

      Relieved; he can now atone for his sins.

    • B.

      Disappointed; he wanted to go to the house of leaders.

    • C.

      Elated; he feels like this is the perfect job for him.

    Correct Answer
    A. Relieved; he can now atone for his sins.
    Explanation
    When Equality learns that he is going to the Home of Street Sweepers, he feels relieved because he sees this as an opportunity to make up for his past mistakes and sins. He believes that by doing this job, he can redeem himself and find a sense of purpose and forgiveness.

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  • 4. 

    Fill in the blanks: The will of _______ _________________ be done.

    • A.

      Our governor

    • B.

      Our brothers

    • C.

      Our country

    Correct Answer
    B. Our brothers
    Explanation
    The phrase "The will of our brothers be done" implies that the speaker is expressing their willingness to follow the desires or wishes of their brothers. This suggests a strong sense of loyalty and unity within the group, as they prioritize the needs and wants of their brothers above all else.

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  • 5. 

    When does Equality find the hole in the earth that leads to the underground cavern?

    • A.

      When he is out taking a mid-afternoon walk.

    • B.

      When he and Liberty are out, trying to find a place to do work.

    • C.

      When he and Union are working as street sweepers, they come across the grate in the ground.

    Correct Answer
    C. When he and Union are working as street sweepers, they come across the grate in the ground.
    Explanation
    When Equality and Union are working as street sweepers, they come across the grate in the ground. This suggests that while performing their job, they stumble upon the hole in the earth that leads to the underground cavern.

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  • 6. 

    Why does Equality say that he and International are alike?

    • A.

      International likes The Golden one, too.

    • B.

      Equality likes to think that he and International look alike.

    • C.

      International used to get in trouble when they were younger, too.

    Correct Answer
    C. International used to get in trouble when they were younger, too.
    Explanation
    Equality says that he and International are alike because International used to get in trouble when they were younger, just like Equality. This suggests that both Equality and International have a shared experience of being rebellious or disobedient in their youth, which creates a sense of similarity between them.

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  • 7. 

    Why does International agree NOT to tell on Equality when he first ventures into the hole? 

    • A.

      International doesn't want to get Equality in trouble and if he told, there would be trouble.

    • B.

      International decides that someday he might want to go into the hole too and if he tells on Equality now that opportunity will disappear.

    • C.

      Equality tells International that if he snitches then he will be forced to reciprocate by telling the council all about International's past transgressions.

    Correct Answer
    A. International doesn't want to get Equality in trouble and if he told, there would be trouble.
    Explanation
    International doesn't want to get Equality in trouble and if he told, there would be trouble. By keeping Equality's secret, International is showing loyalty and protecting Equality from potential consequences. International understands that if he were to reveal the truth, it could lead to negative consequences for Equality, and he wants to avoid that.

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  • 8. 

    While in his hiding spot, Equality creates ___________________________. 

    • A.

      Power

    • B.

      Something like a candle

    • C.

      Light/Electricity

    Correct Answer
    C. Light/Electricity
    Explanation
    While in his hiding spot, Equality creates light/electricity. This suggests that he has discovered a way to generate illumination or electrical power, which could be a significant breakthrough in his society where such knowledge is forbidden. It also implies that he possesses the intelligence and resourcefulness to create something innovative and potentially life-changing.

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  • 9. 

    In his underground hiding spot, Equality does a lot of experiments. Which of the following is NOT one of them?

    • A.

      He dissects animals.

    • B.

      He gives himself injections of a serum that he created to help alleviate his frequent headaches.

    • C.

      He works with wires and experiments with the power of lightning.

    Correct Answer
    B. He gives himself injections of a serum that he created to help alleviate his frequent headaches.
  • 10. 

    Equality calls Liberty "The Golden One" because ______________________.

    • A.

      She radiates warmth and energy anytime anyone is near her.

    • B.

      She is beautiful and different from her sisters.

    • C.

      She gave him a golden coin one day that she found while working in the field.

    Correct Answer
    B. She is beautiful and different from her sisters.
    Explanation
    Equality calls Liberty "The Golden One" because she is beautiful and different from her sisters.

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  • 11. 

    Equality is forced into prison because _____________________________.

    • A.

      He is caught breaking the rules.

    • B.

      He tries to run away from society.

    • C.

      He is caught talking to The Golden One.

    Correct Answer
    A. He is caught breaking the rules.
    Explanation
    Equality is forced into prison because he is caught breaking the rules. This suggests that in the given society, there are strict rules and regulations that must be followed, and any violation of these rules results in punishment. Equality's actions of breaking the rules lead to his imprisonment, indicating that the society values conformity and obedience to maintain order and control.

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  • 12. 

    While in jail, Equality comments on the fact that the doors are not locked and that there are no guards. Why aren't these precautions in place?

    • A.

      The guards were on a break while Equality was in prison. So, the society did have some, but Equality didn't see them.

    • B.

      There's no need for guards because no one ever gets put in prison. And then, once they are there, they are usually too scared to continue breaking the rules.

    • C.

      There are no locks on the doors because the guards need to be able to take the prisoners at a moment's notice. The council meets so infrequently that they generally make decisions without much preamble.

    Correct Answer
    B. There's no need for guards because no one ever gets put in prison. And then, once they are there, they are usually too scared to continue breaking the rules.
    Explanation
    The explanation for the given correct answer is that there is no need for guards because no one ever gets put in prison. Additionally, once someone is in prison, they are usually too scared to continue breaking the rules. This suggests that the society in which Equality is imprisoned has a strong deterrent system in place, where the fear of punishment is enough to prevent people from committing crimes. Therefore, there is no need for locks on the doors or guards to monitor the prisoners.

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  • 13. 

    Equality is forced to flee from his society because ___________________.

    • A.

      The council demanded that he be exiled.

    • B.

      The council demanded that he give up his invention and go back to working as a street sweeper.

    • C.

      The council wanted to ruin his invention and he just couldn't let them do it.

    Correct Answer
    C. The council wanted to ruin his invention and he just couldn't let them do it.
    Explanation
    Equality is forced to flee from his society because the council wanted to ruin his invention and he just couldn't let them do it.

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  • 14. 

    Equality is followed into the Uncharted forest by _________________________.

    • A.

      A bear

    • B.

      The Golden One

    • C.

      His friend, Union

    Correct Answer
    B. The Golden One
    Explanation
    In the novel "Anthem" by Ayn Rand, Equality is the protagonist who rebels against a dystopian society. Throughout the story, Equality develops a strong bond with a woman named The Golden One. They share a deep connection and a desire for freedom. Therefore, it is logical to assume that The Golden One would follow Equality into the Uncharted forest, as they have a strong emotional connection and a shared goal of escaping their oppressive society.

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  • 15. 

    15. Equality and The Golden One find a house in the woods. The Golden One is fascinated by _______.

    • A.

      All of the food that they find inside.

    • B.

      The mirror that shows her reflection.

    • C.

      The construction of the property and how it seemed to be made for people that were much bigger than she or Equality.

    Correct Answer
    B. The mirror that shows her reflection.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The mirror that shows her reflection." This is because the question states that The Golden One is fascinated by something in the house, and out of the given options, the mirror is the only item that directly relates to her fascination with seeing her own reflection.

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  • 16. 

    When Equality and The Golden One find the house, he is captivated by ______________________.

    • A.

      The books that are held within the shelves.

    • B.

      The gates that surround the complex

    • C.

      The unique shape of the building and how it seemed to be plunged into the side of the mountain.

    Correct Answer
    A. The books that are held within the shelves.
    Explanation
    When Equality and The Golden One find the house, he is captivated by the books that are held within the shelves. This suggests that he is intrigued and fascinated by the knowledge and information contained in the books. It implies that he values learning and intellectual pursuits, which is in line with his character as a free-thinking individual in a society that suppresses individuality and independent thought.

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  • 17. 

    While reading, Equality learns something profound. What is it?

    • A.

      He learns about the concept of work and how he must work very hard in order to succeed.

    • B.

      He learns about independence and what it means to live for ones' self.

    • C.

      He learns the truth about good vs. evil and how breaking rules can sometimes be necessary.

    Correct Answer
    B. He learns about independence and what it means to live for ones' self.
  • 18. 

    Equality decides that he and The Golden One will _________________________________.

    • A.

      Someday, go back to his homeland and become their ruler.

    • B.

      Need to be moving on because the house they found does not feel safe.

    • C.

      Go back to their homeland and rescue all of their friends who want to embrace life as individuals.

    Correct Answer
    C. Go back to their homeland and rescue all of their friends who want to embrace life as individuals.
    Explanation
    Equality decides that he and The Golden One will go back to their homeland and rescue all of their friends who want to embrace life as individuals.

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  • 19. 

    By the end of the book, how does Equality feel about the word "We"?

    • A.

      He feels like it was misused in his old society because he now sees the value in working for himself.

    • B.

      He feels like it represented a very good way of teaching people to love one another.

    • C.

      He feels like the word "we" should still be applied to those that are truly worthy of the title.

    Correct Answer
    A. He feels like it was misused in his old society because he now sees the value in working for himself.
    Explanation
    By the end of the book, Equality feels that the word "We" was misused in his old society because he has come to understand the importance of individuality and working for oneself. He realizes that in his previous society, the word "We" was used to suppress individuality and enforce conformity. Equality now values the freedom to pursue his own goals and make his own choices, rather than being controlled by the collective.

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  • 20. 

    The beginning of the book and the end of the book feature two very different philosophies on life and government. In the beginning of the novella, Equality lives in a society that embraces______________________________. 

    • A.

      Feudalism

    • B.

      Objectivism

    • C.

      Collectivism

    Correct Answer
    C. Collectivism
    Explanation
    The beginning of the book depicts a society that embraces collectivism. This is evident from the mention of Equality living in a society that promotes the idea of collective identity and the importance of the group over the individual. This is further supported by the contrast with the end of the book, where a different philosophy on life and government is portrayed. Therefore, the correct answer is collectivism.

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