The Fountainhead: Summary, Characters & Analysis


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In The Fountainhead, what is Howard Roark's career?

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1. In The Fountainhead, which character most embodies Rand's philosophy of Objectivism?

2. In the novel The Fountainhead, why does Dominique Francon marry Peter Keating?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz will ask you about the characters and themes found in the novel The Fountainhead. You'll be asked about the novel's protagonist, Howard Roark, as well as other characters.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To successfully pass the quiz, you'll need to:

  • Identify Howard Roark's career
  • Name the character that best represents the author's Objectivist philosophy
  • Understand why Dominique Francon marries Peter Keating
  • Know the two philosophical ideas that are explored in The Fountainhead
  • Recall what happens at the end of the novel

Skills Practiced

You'll exercise several skills, including:

  • Knowledge application - use what you know about The Fountainhead to determine why Dominique marries Peter
  • Information recall - apply knowledge you've gained regarding the philosophical ideas the novel explores
  • Reading comprehension - make sure you draw the most important information from the related lesson on The Fountainhead

Additional Learning

Check out the related lesson, The Fountainhead: Summary, Characters & Analysis, to learn more about the novel. The lesson will help you:

  • Learn about Ellsworth Toohey
  • Name the newspaper that Dominique works for
  • Identify the main struggle that's explored in the novel