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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Paine describe Burke's descriptions of the French during the Revolution?
(a) Disturbing and predictable.
(b) Vulgar and predictable.
(c) Disturbing and vulgar.
(d) Disturbing, vulgar, and predictable.

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

3. How many total pages is Burke's denouncement of the French Revolution?
(a) Five hundred and thirty four.
(b) Six hundred and forty three.
(c) Four hundred and sixty five.
(d) Three hundred and fifty six.

4. According to British law, how long do the children of the king have the right to rule over every common person?
(a) Only up until the second generation.
(b) Only for the first generation.
(c) As long as the government reigns.
(d) Only up until the third generation.

5. When did Edmund Burke attack the French Revolution in a book?
(a) 1791.
(b) 1781.
(c) 1718.
(d) 1719.

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

7. How many years of the Revolution does Paine discuss in a letter to the Inhabitants of America?
(a) The last four.
(b) The first four.
(c) The last three.
(d) The first three.

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

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

10. 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.

11. Why does Paine believe that America will succeed?
(a) Because of its economic status.
(b) Because of great numbers.
(c) Because of its political status.
(d) Because of unity.

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

13. How did the men in the American army fight Howe?
(a) They fought neither for an ideal nor property.
(b) They fought for an ideal, not property.
(c) They fought for property, not an ideal.
(d) They fought for an ideal and property.

14. What does Howe support that draws Paine's criticism?
(a) The theft of American money.
(b) The decreasing costs of American products.
(c) The rising costs of American products.
(d) The counterfeiting of American money.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In an ideal world, who would make decisions regarding regulations?

2. For what does Paine compliment Washington?

3. What city did the British incorrectly assume was the center of America when they attacked it?

4. What did the lack of monarchy result in for Britain before the kings?

5. What are the decrees outlining the foundation for a new French government called?

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