Common Sense, Rights of Man, and Other Essential Writings Quiz | Eight Week Quiz G

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Agragarian Justice.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What happens if people refuse to obey a law they oppose?
(a) The intentions of the argument are proven false.
(b) The argument against the law is weakened.
(c) The intentions of the argument are misunderstood.
(d) The argument against the law is strengthened.

3. Why do Englishmen defend their king?
(a) Out of national pride, rather than reason.
(b) Out of reason, rather than national pride.
(c) Out of neither reason nor national pride.
(d) Out of both reason and national pride.

4. How does Paine consider those who follow the Christian tales?
(a) He does have disdain for them.
(b) He admires them.
(c) He does not have disdain for them.
(d) He has pity for them.

5. Who is hurt the most when a government tries to prohibit its people from reading a work the government disapproves of?
(a) The publisher.
(b) The government.
(c) The people.
(d) The author.

Short Answer Questions

1. What are the questions about in Paine's last letter to the people of England?

2. What does Paine use as a miserable example of the Constitution that America is trying to adopt?

3. What is the result of using faith for political reasons?

4. What season does Paine use in the metaphor that ends the second part of the Rights of Man?

5. Besides the length, what is the reason Paine wanted to separate the sections of the Rights of Man?

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