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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. 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 more it will be admired.
(c) The more fantastic a story is, the less it will be admired.
(d) The more admired a story is, the more it will be doubted.
2. What is the reason for the ground rent a land owner should owe?
(a) To maintain the property and purchase more land.
(b) To maintain the property, but not cultivate it.
(c) To maintain the property and cultivate it.
(d) To maintain the property, but not purchase more land.
3. How many people witnessed and documented the Resurrection?
4. What does Paine prove in order to dispel a myth about government?
(a) Society will fail without government.
(b) Only certain societies need government.
(c) Society will not fail without government.
(d) Most societies need government.
5. How does Paine think that Christians are taught about the tales they learn?
(a) As lessons.
(b) As events open to many interpretations.
(c) As questionable events.
(d) As history.
6. What are the main components of a civilized society?
(a) The middle class and the poor.
(b) The affluent and the poor.
(c) The affluent, the middle class, and the poor.
(d) The affluent and the middle class.
7. What type of payment does Paine think should be paid to those who have been cheated of their inheritance?
(a) A monthly payment.
(b) A quarterly payment.
(c) An annual payment.
(d) A one-time payment.
8. As mentioned by Paine in Age of Reason, what did Jesus preach?
(a) Only morality.
(b) Paine is unaware of the teachings of Jesus.
(c) Only benevolence.
(d) Benevolence and morality.
9. What is Paine's opinion of the dispossession of property?
(a) It is one of the best things to ever be invented.
(b) It is a necessary thing.
(c) It is an unnecessary thing.
(d) It is one of the worst things to ever be invented.
10. What does Paine surmise Burke's view of government entails?
(a) People should be controlled by government.
(b) Government should only control some people.
(c) People should only control some forms of government.
(d) Government should be controlled by the people.
11. What part of the American Revolution received the most attention, according to Paine?
(a) The formation of a new government in America.
(b) The sacrifices made by the American people.
(c) The separation of America from England.
(d) The sacrifices made by the American soldiers.
12. What term refers to a property that does not need to be maintained by the owner?
(a) Unlanded property.
(b) Landed property.
(c) Unfixed property.
(d) Fixed property.
13. Who does Paine think should be eligible to receive compensation for their disinheritance?
(a) Everyone, including land owners.
(b) Only land owners and those who plan to purchase land.
(c) Everyone, excluding land owners.
(d) Only land owners.
14. How many rebuttals did Burke make to Paine's Rights of Man?
15. Through his belief in God, what does Paine hope for?
(a) A joyful afterlife.
(b) To convince others to believe in God.
(c) To make a difference in his lifetime.
(d) A joyful end of life.
Short Answer Questions
1. What season does Paine use in the metaphor that ends the second part of the Rights of Man?
2. Why does Paine admire the Marquis?
3. What claim does Paine make about cultivation?
4. According to the second part of the Rights of Man, when was Combining Principals and Practice written?
5. How did the conquerors treat defeated enemies in the earliest known governments?
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