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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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.

2. On which concept is the new Whig party based?
(a) A three-party system.
(b) Heredity.
(c) Representation.
(d) A two-party system.

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

4. What are the main components of a civilized society?
(a) The affluent and the poor.
(b) The affluent and the middle class.
(c) The affluent, the middle class, and the poor.
(d) The middle class and the poor.

5. What does Paine compare to the limited freedom of people by the government?
(a) Anarchy.
(b) War.
(c) Treason.
(d) Poverty.

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

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

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

9. How does Paine describe the Resurrection?
(a) It was a private event.
(b) It was a timeless event.
(c) It was an incomparable event.
(d) It was a public event.

10. What should the main purpose of a Constitution be?
(a) To provide for people who are unwilling or unable to provide for themselves.
(b) To create and maintain the happiness of its citizens.
(c) To create and maintain the happiness of its government.
(d) To provide for other countries who are unwilling or unable to provide for themselves.

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

12. How many of the pamphlets printed in response to the Rights of Man does Paine consider worth remembering?
(a) One.
(b) Four.
(c) Two.
(d) None.

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

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

15. According to Paine, what must civilized states be careful not to overlook?
(a) The hypocrisy of civilization.
(b) The preconceived notions in a civilization.
(c) The mistakes made in a civilization.
(d) The evils of civilization.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What do civilized states have that natural states do not?

3. How does Paine think that Christians are taught about the tales they learn?

4. According to Paine, what is Burke incapable of understanding about the way government works?

5. According to Paine, which Greek mythological figure did the Virgin Mary replace in Christianity?

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