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Multiple Choice Questions

1. How many times does Burke mention the Bastille in his book?
(a) None.
(b) Only three times.
(c) Only twice.
(d) Only once.

2. What types of goals should the members of the elected have?
(a) The same goals as the body.
(b) The same goals as the largest populated cities.
(c) The same goals as other countries.
(d) The same goals as half of the body.

3. What prevents the British from effectively governing America?
(a) Their fear.
(b) Their ignorance.
(c) Their recklessness.
(d) Their reputation.

4. Which country has England chosen as its new foe when Paine writes the Rights of Man?
(a) Germany.
(b) France.
(c) Russia.
(d) Italy.

5. Where is Paine living when Burke's pamphlet is being published?
(a) Paris.
(b) Grenoble.
(c) Bordeaux.
(d) Strasbourg.

6. What does Burke continue to perpetuate with his actions?
(a) A false sense of security for the nations.
(b) France's decreased status in the world.
(c) Animosity between the nations.
(d) England's decreased status in the world.

7. What river are the American troops preparing to cross as Paine describes their trials and tribulations?
(a) The Missouri.
(b) The Delaware.
(c) The Mississippi.
(d) The Hudson.

8. What will the first twenty years of American independence not predict, according to Paine?
(a) The next five years.
(b) The next twenty years.
(c) The next ten years.
(d) The next fifteen years.

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

10. What did Gideon deny?
(a) The idea of being given the role of leader.
(b) The role of leader.
(c) The drawbacks of being a leader.
(d) The benefits of being a leader.

11. At what age can a monarch be appointed in Britain?
(a) At age ten.
(b) At any age.
(c) At age fifteen.
(d) At age twenty.

12. How did Paine originally view Burke, before he denounced the French Revolution?
(a) As a possible ally.
(b) As a possible threat.
(c) As an ally.
(d) As an enemy.

13. What does Paine use as a miserable example of the Constitution that America is trying to adopt?
(a) Switzerland.
(b) Germany.
(c) Belgium.
(d) Holland.

14. How does Paine categorize Howe's victories?
(a) Pointless.
(b) Unfortunate.
(c) Unnecessary.
(d) Accidental.

15. How does Burke describe Louis XVI?
(a) A mild monarch.
(b) A beaten monarch.
(c) A resourceful monarch.
(d) A fearful monarch.

Short Answer Questions

1. In his letter to Howe, what comparison does Paine make about arguing with a man who has no use for authority?

2. How does Paine describe Burke's descriptions of the French during the Revolution?

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

4. Why does England constantly need a foe to battle?

5. In the Introduction, what does Paine state about the thoughts of the book?

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