This test has been designed to assess your comprehension of The Ominous Parallels (TOP). Questions have been formed from Chapter 3, 4, 5 and 6 only. Subsequent tests will cover additional chapters of the book. It is not intended to be an open book test. There are 20 questions - each is worth 5 points. This test can be taken by students before and after reading TOP (as a pre and/or post-test). Only reading Ayn Rand's fictional work will not be sufficient preparation to excel on this test. This assessment can help students of Objectivism and study-group organizers determine the ideal study materials and is not intended to evaluate one's agreement with Objectivism.