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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When was the law invented that took the freedom away from the English subjects?
(a) The sixteenth century.
(b) The fourteenth century.
(c) The seventeenth century.
(d) The fifteenth century.

2. What concerns Paine about how Burke's pamphlet is published?
(a) The small print.
(b) The incorrect order of pages.
(c) The translation.
(d) The colors used.

3. What does a strong government assure against?
(a) Civil war, but not poverty.
(b) Poverty, but not civil war or treason.
(c) Civil war, poverty, and treason.
(d) Civil war and poverty.

4. How does Paine describe Burke's analysis of France?
(a) Darkness attempting to illuminate light.
(b) Darkness attempting to conceal light.
(c) Darkness attempting to destroy light.
(d) Darkness attempting to deny light.

5. According to Paine, whose role in the French Revolution should not be diminished?
(a) John Adams.
(b) Benjamin Franklin.
(c) George Washington.
(d) Abraham Lincoln.

6. Whom was the Rights of Man presented to?
(a) Benjamin Franklin.
(b) John Adams.
(c) Abraham Lincoln.
(d) George Washington.

7. What does Paine believe should never separate the elected from the electors?
(a) Belief or action.
(b) Action, but not belief.
(c) Belief, but not action.
(d) Belief, action, or money.

8. Why does Paine think the British are incapable of ruling America justly?
(a) They are not economically sound.
(b) They are too jealous.
(c) They are too weak.
(d) They are too powerful.

9. What does Paine believe would end government through hereditary?
(a) Having each king only serve for five years.
(b) Having each king elected.
(c) Having each king only serve two terms.
(d) Having each king only serve for ten years.

10. Why does Paine state that America took up arms against England?
(a) Other countries forced the hand of America.
(b) America had become more prosperous than almost all other countries.
(c) England forced the hand of America.
(d) America had become more prosperous than England.

11. For what does Paine compliment Washington?
(a) For his mind and economic resources.
(b) For his character, mind, and economic resources.
(c) For his economic resources.
(d) For his character and mind.

12. Which religious group of people does Paine think are persecuted?
(a) Quakers.
(b) Christians.
(c) Those who pretend to be Quakers.
(d) Those who pretend to be Christians.

13. When does Paine wish the Revolution had begun?
(a) Eight months earlier.
(b) Eight days later.
(c) Eight months later.
(d) Eight days earlier.

14. What grows along with a society?
(a) A need for more taxation.
(b) A need for more regulations.
(c) A need for fewer regulations.
(d) A need for less taxation.

15. Whose sermon given to celebrate the anniversary of the English Revolution does Burke misrepresent?
(a) Daniel Conway.
(b) Richard Price.
(c) James Mackintosh.
(d) Joseph Priestley.

Short Answer Questions

1. Since all men are created equal, what does Paine consider aristocracy to be?

2. What does society promote?

3. What does Burke continue to perpetuate with his actions?

4. What do the English people indicate with their silence?

5. What will the first twenty years of American independence not predict, according to Paine?

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