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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What war does Paine believe might have been the inspiration for a Christian tale about the Almighty?
(a) The Giants against Neptune.
(b) The Giants against Mercury.
(c) The Giants against Jupiter.
(d) The Giants against Saturn.
2. According to Paine, what is Burke incapable of understanding about the way government works?
(a) The difference between democracy, representation, and a monarchy.
(b) The difference between democracy and a monarchy.
(c) The difference between representation and a monarchy.
(d) The difference between democracy and representation.
3. Besides the length, what is the reason Paine wanted to separate the sections of the Rights of Man?
(a) He wanted Burke to be able to refute the first section.
(b) He did not want Burke to be able to refute the second section.
(c) It was easier to release two sections on a limited budget.
(d) It was easier for the people of the world to understand the smaller sections.
4. Why didn't Paine reply to any of the responses to the Rights of Man?
(a) He did not think any of them could rival his own work.
(b) He did not have the resources.
(c) He did not know about many of the responses written.
(d) He did not have the time.
5. How much was Washington compensated for his time as the first president?
(a) He received a large financial reward.
(b) It is unknown how he was financially rewarded.
(c) He received no financial reward.
(d) He received a small financial reward.
6. What ancient philosopher does Paine mention in Age of Reason?
7. According to Paine, what happened as a result of the Christian tales?
(a) A few great lives were lived.
(b) Many great lives were lived.
(c) A few moral standards improved.
(d) Many moral standards improved.
8. What does the term canonization refer to?
(a) The process in which a person becomes 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 requests to become a saint.
9. What does Paine explain about the Almighty's response after Eve bites the apple?
(a) The Almighty banishes Satan to a mountain.
(b) The Almighty allows Satan to remain on earth.
(c) The Almighty banishes Satan to a cave.
(d) The Almighty banishes Satan to a pit.
10. How does Paine describe the people of ancient times in Agrarian Justice?
11. How much of the New Testament did Jesus write?
(a) Very little.
(c) Only the second half.
(d) Only the first half.
12. What does Paine surmise Burke's view of government entails?
(a) Government should only control some people.
(b) People should only control some forms of government.
(c) Government should be controlled by the people.
(d) People should be controlled by government.
13. What is not present in the Indian culture?
(a) One dominant view.
(b) Several different views.
(c) Extreme similarities.
(d) Extreme opposites.
14. What claim does Paine make about cultivation?
(a) It is one of the best things to ever be invented.
(b) It is one of the worst things to ever be invented.
(c) It is an unnecessary thing.
(d) It is a necessary thing.
15. What makes Paine's goal of every person receiving property impossible?
(a) The proportion of limited land to the number of people on the earth.
(b) The inevitable greed of some in stealing property.
(c) The inability of some to take care of a property.
(d) The proportion of the limited number of people to the available land.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does Paine define a civilized society?
2. According to the second part of the Rights of Man, when was Combining Principals and Practice written?
3. To what does Paine compare kings?
4. What does Paine compare to the limited freedom of people by the government?
5. What does Paine prove in order to dispel a myth about government?
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