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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What does society promote?
2. What replaced hopelessness during a long battle, as Paine recounts?
3. Why does the monarchy no longer work in Paine's opinion?
(a) Because the king is too far away from the people.
(b) Because the king has stopped listening to the people.
(c) Because the king has stopped talking to the people.
(d) Because the king is not far enough away from the people.
4. What tactic will the king use to gain favor in the long run if he cannot rule through force in the short run?
5. What grows along with a society?
(a) A need for fewer regulations.
(b) A need for less taxation.
(c) A need for more taxation.
(d) A need for more regulations.
6. What is the Rights of Man considered?
(a) An essay.
(b) A treatise.
(c) A novel.
(d) A speech.
7. How does Thomas Paine write the book Common Sense?
(b) With a co-writer.
(c) With a ghost writer.
(d) With two co-writers.
8. What river are the American troops preparing to cross as Paine describes their trials and tribulations?
(a) The Missouri.
(b) The Delaware.
(c) The Hudson.
(d) The Mississippi.
9. What did the lack of monarchy result in for Britain before the kings?
(a) A need for war.
(b) A lack of commerce.
(c) A need for commerce.
(d) A lack of war.
10. What does Paine attribute his literary career to?
(a) The revolution, his dedication to independence, and the will of the American people.
(b) The revolution and his dedication to independence.
(c) Only his dedication to independence.
(d) Only the revolution.
11. Which proverb does Paine refer to when commenting on the acts of Howe and Burgoyne?
(a) In for a penny, in for a pound.
(b) A penny wise and a pound foolish.
(c) The best defense is a good offense.
(d) A problem shared is a problem halved.
12. What concerns Paine about how Burke's pamphlet is published?
(a) The small print.
(b) The translation.
(c) The colors used.
(d) The incorrect order of pages.
13. In an ideal world, who would make decisions regarding regulations?
(a) All members of society.
(b) A select few members of society.
(c) A select few members of government.
(d) All members of government.
14. Which religious group of people does Paine think are persecuted?
(a) Those who pretend to be Christians.
(c) Those who pretend to be Quakers.
15. 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 both reason and national pride.
(d) Out of neither reason nor national pride.
Short Answer Questions
1. Where is Paine living when Burke's pamphlet is being published?
2. How does Paine describe society?
3. What will the first twenty years of American independence not predict, according to Paine?
4. From where was English rule founded?
5. Which one of the following is not included in the natural rights Paine believes should be retained by people after they are born?
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