The Author
Literary Elements
Characters
The Plot
Setting

100

This woman is the author of Anthem.
Who is Ayn Rand?

100

Anthem is written in this type of form.
What is a diary, or a journal?

100

This character makes men laugh, and is the first to know of Equality's secret place.
Who is International 4-8818?

100

Equality's story really begins after he discovers this.
What is an underground tunnel?

100

This is the type of world, or society, that Anthem is set in.
What is a dystopia?

200

Rand is completely against this style of government, as her family's Pharmacy was taken over by believers of this type of government.
What is communism?

200

Rand uses this point of view in the novella.
What is the first-person plural?

200

These people, first mentioned in Chapter 2, are despised by Equality's society.
Who are The Evil Ones?

200

Equality commits a second form of this when he meets Liberty 5-3000.
What is the transgression of preference?

200

This is where Equality lives after he is given his Life Mandate.
What is the Home of the Street Sweepers?

300

Ayn Rand rejects this because she believes it to be the complete opposite of reason.
What is faith/mysticism/religion?

300

Rand uses this as a symbol of the unknown since no one in Equality's society has dared to go there.
What is the Uncharted Forest?

300

The oldest member of the World Council of Scholars, he is the first to condemn Equality 7-2521.
Who is Collective 0-0009?

300

After seeing a dead frog move, Equality realizes that he has discovered this new power.
What is electricity?

300

When Equality forgets to go home in time, he is sent here and lashed until he says where he's been and what he's been doing.
What is The Palace of Corrective Detention?

400

This is Ayn Rand's philosophy, which describes that the proper moral purpose of one's life is the pursuit of one's own happiness or rational self-interest.
What is Objectivism?

400

This is the main theme of Anthem, which runs throughout the entire novella.
What is individualism?

400

Equality knows that there is a lost word, which people are forbidden to speak. This man discovered it and was burned alive as punishment.
Who is the Saint of the Pyre?

400

This is responsible for why Equality's society is the way it is.
What is The Great Rebirth?

400

This place has both frightened and pleased Equality at various points in the story.
What is The Uncharted Forest?

500

Rand recognized this as the supreme power of humanity.
What is reason?

500

Rand uses light to symbolize this.
What is Truth?

500

After escaping to the Uncharted Forest, Equality refers to himself as this twice.
What is "The Damned?"

500

In the forest, Equality sees this and is very pleased.
What is his appearance?

500

From things Equality has found in his tunnel, he suspects that the people of this period must have also had knowledge of this strange power.
What are The Unmentionable Times?