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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through The Crisis.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How many questions does Paine address in his final letter to the people of England?
(a) Ten.
(b) Eight.
(c) Four.
(d) Twelve.

2. How does Paine refer to himself, with regards to Howe?
(a) A friend, enemy, and countryman.
(b) A friend and countryman.
(c) An enemy and countryman.
(d) A friend and an enemy.

3. What are the questions about in Paine's last letter to the people of England?
(a) Only power.
(b) Only honor.
(c) Power and honor.
(d) Power, honor, and authority.

4. What does Paine use examples from scripture to explain?
(a) How and why kings became prominent.
(b) How, but not why kings became prominent.
(c) How, why, and when kings became prominent.
(d) Why, but not how or when kings became prominent.

5. Which proverb does Paine refer to when commenting on the acts of Howe and Burgoyne?
(a) A problem shared is a problem halved.
(b) The best defense is a good offense.
(c) In for a penny, in for a pound.
(d) A penny wise and a pound foolish.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does society promote?

2. How long would news take to travel from England to America if the two countries were to reconcile at this point?

3. How many ancient tyrannies does Paine think comprise the English Constitution?

4. What does Paine wish America could have used against the British?

5. As Paine states in The Crisis, what word should never replace the word "Christian"?

(see the answer key)

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