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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Does Paine believe it is possible to evolve from a natural state to a civilized state?
(a) Yes.
(b) Only in certain cases.
(c) He is unsure.
(d) No.

2. Which countries have left room in their Constitution for revision if necessary in the future?
(a) America and England.
(b) America, France, and England.
(c) America and France.
(d) France and England.

3. Who does a person that owns property owe ground rent to?
(a) The rest of society.
(b) The government.
(c) Those who cannot afford land of their own.
(d) Those who can afford to purchase the land for more than it is worth.

4. What does the term canonization refer to?
(a) The process in which a person requests to become a saint.
(b) The ceremony performed after a person is declared a saint.
(c) The ceremony performed before a person can request to become a saint.
(d) The process in which a person becomes a saint.

5. What do civilized states have that natural states do not?
(a) Advantages.
(b) The absence of laws.
(c) Disadvantages.
(d) The enforcement of laws.

6. How important is it for a civilized society to guarantee a better life for its people than if they had been born before civilization?
(a) It is not important.
(b) It should be the secondary goal.
(c) It should be one of many lesser goals.
(d) It should be the primary goal.

7. How does Paine define a civilized society?
(a) One that has only one point of view.
(b) One that has extreme opposites.
(c) One that has extreme similarities.
(d) One that has three different points of views.

8. What does Paine find interesting about the Immaculate Conception?
(a) It can be disproven.
(b) It cannot be disproven.
(c) Its meaning has not changed with time.
(d) Its meaning has changed with time.

9. What makes Paine's goal of every person receiving property impossible?
(a) The inevitable greed of some in stealing property.
(b) The inability of some to take care of a property.
(c) The proportion of limited land to the number of people on the earth.
(d) The proportion of the limited number of people to the available land.

10. Why didn't Paine reply to any of the responses to the Rights of Man?
(a) He did not have the resources.
(b) He did not know about many of the responses written.
(c) He did not think any of them could rival his own work.
(d) He did not have the time.

11. What season does Paine use in the metaphor that ends the second part of the Rights of Man?
(a) Fall.
(b) Winter.
(c) Spring.
(d) Summer.

12. How many people witnessed and documented the Resurrection?
(a) Nine.
(b) Ten.
(c) Two.
(d) Three.

13. According to Paine, what should each man strive for?
(a) To make the world a noteworthy place.
(b) To make the world a decent place.
(c) To make the world a powerful place.
(d) To make the world a happy place.

14. What will happen to a person who denies another the right to practice a different religion?
(a) That person will never be able to legitimately discuss religion.
(b) That person will never be able to criticize religion.
(c) That person will never be able to change anyone else's mind.
(d) That person will never be able to change his or her own mind.

15. Without a guarantee of a better life, how does Paine compare the lives of people in a civilized society with life in the wilderness?
(a) They would be much better off living in the wilderness.
(b) They would be slightly better off living in the wilderness.
(c) They would almost be better off living in the wilderness.
(d) They would not be better off living in the wilderness.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did the conquerors treat defeated enemies in the earliest known governments?

2. If the American Revolution had been fought only to separate America from England, how much attention does Paine think it would have received?

3. According to the second part of the Rights of Man, when was Combining Principals and Practice written?

4. As mentioned by Paine in Age of Reason, what did Jesus preach?

5. What form does Satan take on in reappearing?

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