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Friday, June 7, 2013 - 5:38amSanction this postReply
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There are 25 multiple choice questions here.

I got 88% correct. I thought the 3 questions I got wrong were a bit tricky, but the correct answers are literally correct per VOS.


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Saturday, June 8, 2013 - 7:27amSanction this postReply
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I scored 80% back to the books I go!

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Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 8:52pmSanction this postReply
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96%. They say I missed this one: One's own independent judgment is a proper moral criterion and moral validation. [p.xi]"
I said true. I guess I'm supposed to rely on authority? I guess it's kind of a trick question, as "judgment" isn't a "criterion".

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Friday, June 14, 2013 - 5:34amSanction this postReply
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Laure,

"One's own independent judgment is the means by which one must choose one's actions, but it is not a moral criterion nor a moral validation: only reference to a demonstrable principle can validate one's choices (VoS, xi)."

Kudos.


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Thursday, March 20 - 2:41pmSanction this postReply
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Even though it has been a third of a century since I read The Virtue of Selfishness, I have been exposed to the principles of Objectivist morality in other writings as well as other media and have seen those principles at work in my life and mainly the opposite in others.  I scored an 88 on this test and I think these tests are really cool.  After taking a couple of tests I realized that there are many Objectivists that are mostly self-taught.  They have read the works of Ayn Rand and others that work to desiminate her ideas but have gained an understanding of Objectivism and incorporated its ideas and principles into their minds and lives just though their own effort, without the benefit of testing and feedback that one might receive in a classroom type environment.  In fact, most classrooms probably taught the opposite.  It is a wonderful thing and I see as a hopeful sign for the future to have organizations like The Ayn Rand Institute that do the type of work that they do.   



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Saturday, March 22 - 4:53pmSanction this postReply
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I got 80% on Part 1, 92% on Part 2, and 95% on Part 3. Donovan Albanesi offers these as his best effort and is open to criticism. He is a working professional in education, free market, not public school. He does fix glitches in the citations and quotations.  (re: Laure on that.) He is also a second-generation Objectivist.  So, he can err - as can we all - but he pretty much grew up with the canon.  

 

I agree that this kind of learning and testing is useful.  Rand was very concerned with proper word usage. As noted above, many of her admirers are self-taught: they bring her ideas into their personal, experiential worlds. These tests assume that you entered Rand's. 



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