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What name does the Golden One initially give Equality 7-2521?

the Unconquered

What job does the Council of Vocations assign to Equality 7-2521?

Street sweep

How long ago was the candle invented?

100 year ago

What is the Unspeakable Word?

I

What does Equality 7-2521 research while in the tunnel?

electricity

Which Street Sweeper is too dull-witted to feel the oppression of collectivism?

Union 5-3992

Who is heard of the World Council of Scholars?

Collective 0-009

What does Equality 7-2521 secretly name the Transgressor?

The Saint of the Pyre

During what activity does Equality 7-2521 escape to the tunnels?

City Theatre

At what age do men join the Home of the Useless?

40

What is the last word in the story?

Ego

How does Equality 7-2521 escape the Palace of Corrective Detention?

He walks out the door uncontested.

Why does Equality 7-2521 rename himself Prometheus?

Because Prometheus brought light to man.

What does the Golden One say to Equality 7-2521 after she discovers "I"?

I love you.

Why does Equality 7-2521 protect his glass box?

Because he is proud of his creation.

What is the most evil word in the language? (according to Rand)

We

For how long does Equality 7-2521 remain in the Palace of Correctivev Detention?

30 days

Where does Equality 7-2521 go when he is exciled?

The forest

Of whom does Equality 7-2521 consider himself a disciple?

The Transgressor of the Unspeakable Word

What color is the light of the glass box?

Red.

How does Equality 7-2521 discover electricity?

While dissecting a grog hanging on a copper wire

What ended the Unmentionable Times?

Great Rebirth

What color are the walls of the Home of the Students?

White

Where does Equality 7-2521 converse with the Golden One?

At the hedge

What age is the Golden One?

17

Why is Equality 7-2521 pleased at the Golden One's age?

She has not yet entered the Palace of Mating

What does the Golden One offer to Equality 7-2521?

Water

Why does Equality 7-2521 get sent to the Palace of Corrective Detention?

For refusing to tell the Home Council where he was one night

How is Equality 7-2521 punished in the Palace of Corrective Detention?

Lashes

Why does the Council of Vocations give Equality 7-2521 his job?

Because he is too independent to be allowed a higher position

Who is International 4-8818?

Equality 7-2521's bestfriend

Where does Equality 7-2521 write the beginning part of the novella?

In a tunnel

What does the Golden One do for a living?

She is a peasant

Why do the members of the World Council of Scholars reject the light bulb?

Because they are afraid of it

Why does Equality 7-25-21 decide to offer the World Council of Scholars the light bulb?

He wants to help his brothers

Where does Equality 7-2521 meet the Golden One?

In the field

What word doesn't that Golden One know until the end of the novella?

I

What does Equality 7-2521 do for a living, officially?

He sweeps the streets.

Who is Prometheus?

The man who stole fire from the gods.

At the end of the novella, What does Equality 7-2521 do for a living, officially? does not plan to do which of the following?

Kill Collective 0-0009

The first time they meet, what does Equality 7-2521 say to the Golden One?

What is your name?

What does Equality 7-2521 believe is the most important concept known to man?

Ego

Why does Equality 7-2521 break out of the Palace of Corrective Detention?

The World Council is meeting

When does the story take place?

The year is unspecified

How does Equality 7-2521 escape the Palace of Corrective Detention?

He kicks the door down

Where does the story take place?

The location is unspecified

What is the name of Ayn Rand's philosophy?

Objectivism

Equality 7-2521 discovers which of the following?

Electricity

Why don't the students talk to each other?

They are afraid that the others might not agree with what they say

Who built the house in which Equality 7-2521 and the Golden One live at the end of the novella?

Men from the Unmentionable Times

To save

Redeem

A doorway, entrance, or gate

Portal

Pulled or drawn tight, tense

Taut

Well-know; very distinguished

Illustrious

An authoritative command

Mandate

To think it appropriate to one's station

deign

a violation of law, command, or duty

transgression

assembled into a whole

collective

the state of being alone, seclusion

solitude

a raised platform for honored guests

dais

to make amends, as for a sin or fault

atone

evil fame as a result of a shameful act

imfamy

a heap of combustible

pyre

to turn away

avert

a group associate for a common purpose or interest

fraternity

What do the laws of this society say writing?

It is a sin too think words no others think and put them down on paper.

List four laws of this society

-men must learn till they reach their 15th year
-council of vocations chooses jobs for everyone
-only we + us can be used
-men must think of all brothers not just one

Why did International 4-8818 say it was forbidden to enter the "hole" even if the Council did not know it?

Since the council doesn't know of the hole, there is no law permitting to enter. Everything not permitted by law is forbidden

For what purposes did Equality 7-2521 use the hole

Equality uses the hole to write & discover electricity

Describe the house and its contents in your own words and explain why Liberty and Equality find it so strange and unique.

The house is two stories with flat roof, its mostly made out of glass. There is a library full of books and only one bedroom so this house was meant for two people. They find it so strange because they have never seen a house so small.

What names do Liberty and Equality choose? Why did they pick those names, what is the meaning of those names?

Liberty chooses Gaea because she was the mother of earth and all gods. Equality chooses Prometheus because he took the light of goods and gave them to men, he taught men how to be gods.

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