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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) Only in certain cases.
(b) Yes.
(c) He is unsure.
(d) No.

2. How old is the president of the United States required to be in order to presumably prevent inexperienced people from having the position?
(a) Forty years of age.
(b) Thirty-five years of age.
(c) Twenty-five years of age.
(d) Thirty years of age.

3. What form does Satan take on in reappearing?
(a) A snake.
(b) A crow.
(c) A raven.
(d) A wolf.

4. How does Paine think that Christians are taught about the tales they learn?
(a) As history.
(b) As events open to many interpretations.
(c) As questionable events.
(d) As lessons.

5. How well were Paine's views on religion known when Age of Reason was written?
(a) His views on religion were only known by his friends.
(b) His views on religion were not known.
(c) He was well known for advocating freedom of religion.
(d) He was well known for not advocating freedom of religion.

6. What does Paine think is created between religions by the existence of certain churches?
(a) Placidity.
(b) Animosity.
(c) Jealousy.
(d) Hypocrisy.

7. What does Paine prove in order to dispel a myth about government?
(a) Only certain societies need government.
(b) Most societies need government.
(c) Society will not fail without government.
(d) Society will fail without government.

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

9. On which concept was the old Whig party based?
(a) A two-party system.
(b) Heredity.
(c) Representation.
(d) A three-party system.

10. In what way does the concept of holding property disinherit people?
(a) Gradually, at a slower pace.
(b) Evenly, at a quicker pace.
(c) Gradually, at an even pace.
(d) Immediately.

11. Through his belief in God, what does Paine hope for?
(a) A joyful afterlife.
(b) To convince others to believe in God.
(c) A joyful end of life.
(d) To make a difference in his lifetime.

12. According to Paine, what is Burke incapable of understanding about the way government works?
(a) The difference between representation and a monarchy.
(b) The difference between democracy and representation.
(c) The difference between democracy and a monarchy.
(d) The difference between democracy, representation, and a monarchy.

13. According to the second part of the Rights of Man, when was Combining Principals and Practice written?
(a) 1792.
(b) 1789.
(c) 1782.
(d) 1799.

14. What does Paine believe is possible with some of the cultures that are considered uncivilized?
(a) They might still have a better way to live.
(b) There are too many of them for the world to reach its goals.
(c) There are not enough of them to discuss.
(d) They will never have a better way to live.

15. Does Paine believe it is possible to evolve from a civilized state to a natural state?
(a) No.
(b) Yes.
(c) He is not sure.
(d) Only in certain cases.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which party did Washington belong to when he became the first president of the United States?

2. Which countries have left room in their Constitution for revision if necessary in the future?

3. To what does Paine compare kings?

4. What does Paine surmise Burke's view of government entails?

5. When does Paine believe every person should be issued property?

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