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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How many rebuttals did Burke make to Paine's Rights of Man?
(a) None.
(b) One.
(c) Two.
(d) Three.

2. Which Indians does Paine use as an example in Agrarian Justice?
(a) The East American Indians.
(b) The West American Indians.
(c) The South American Indians.
(d) The North American Indians.

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

4. Which one of the following does Paine list as an example of an uncivilized culture?
(a) The middle class in South America.
(b) The middle class in Europe.
(c) The poor in South America.
(d) The poor in Europe.

5. How many books did Burke publish after the Rights of Man was released?
(a) Two.
(b) One.
(c) None.
(d) Three.

6. Who does Paine think should be eligible to receive compensation for their disinheritance?
(a) Everyone, excluding land owners.
(b) Only land owners.
(c) Only land owners and those who plan to purchase land.
(d) Everyone, including land owners.

7. Which party did Washington belong to when he became the first president of the United States?
(a) The Whig Party.
(b) The Republican Party.
(c) None.
(d) The Democratic Party.

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

9. In Paine's opinion, how is the admiration of a story determined?
(a) The more admired a story is, the less it will be doubted.
(b) The more fantastic a story is, the less it will be admired.
(c) The more admired a story is, the more it will be doubted.
(d) The more fantastic a story is, the more it will be admired.

10. After being banished by the Almighty, where did Satan later reappear?
(a) In a river.
(b) In a garden.
(c) In a tree.
(d) In a forest.

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

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

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

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

15. What does Paine think is odd about the conversation between Eve and Satan?
(a) The shortness of the conversation.
(b) The extensive length of the conversation.
(c) Eve is not confused.
(d) Eve is not frightened.

Short Answer Questions

1. How much was Washington compensated for his time as the first president?

2. From where does Paine think Christianity adapted a lot of its philosophies?

3. Who does a person that owns property owe ground rent to?

4. According to Paine, what happened as a result of the Christian tales?

5. What does Paine prove in order to dispel a myth about government?

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