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1. Born Alisa Zinovyevna Rosenbaum in 1905, the novelist, playwright and philosopher Ayn Rand was born in which country?
2. While at university Ayn Rand discovered her philosophical mentors, including Aristotle, Plato and which 19th-century German philosopher who said, "...the love of power is the demon of men"?
3. In January 1926 Ayn Rand left the Soviet Union to visit relatives in the USA. She fell in love with the skyline of Manhattan. With which city was she in love?
4. Ayn Rand initially made only about $100 on which first novel, which pitted individual lovers Kira and Leo against the communist state?
5. Ayn Rand's second novel, "Anthem" developed her philosophy that people should rebel against collectivist society and instead honor and follow which part of the Self?
6. In the 1940s Ayn Rand and her husband were politically active volunteers, and Rand, ever stronger in her philosophy, did a lot of which activity?
7. Ayn Rand wrote her third novel, "The Fountainhead", about a totalitarian society bent on oppressing the individual. What do we call this kind of novel?
8. The 1957 publication of Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged" made her philosophical views clear and world famous. Later called "The Atlas Society" what did Rand call her philosophy?
9. The heroes in Ayn Rand's novels are admirable and trustworthy because although self-interested, they guide their decisions with responsibility and what?
10. Ayn Rand died at age 77 in 1982, without children and having outlived her husband. At her grave fans of her "self-interest" Objectivist philosophy placed which six-foot sign?
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