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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Without a guarantee of a better life, how does Paine compare the lives of people in a civilized society with life in the wilderness?
(a) They would be much better off living in the wilderness.
(b) They would almost be better off living in the wilderness.
(c) They would not be better off living in the wilderness.
(d) They would be slightly better off living in the wilderness.
2. 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 a necessary thing.
(d) It is an unnecessary thing.
3. What must be in place once a country becomes civilized?
(a) A system to prove the validity of the natural state.
(b) A system to preserve the natural state.
(c) A system to prevent the natural state from returning.
(d) A system to change the natural state.
4. Which one of the following does Paine list as an example of an uncivilized culture?
(a) The poor in South America.
(b) The poor in Europe.
(c) The middle class in Europe.
(d) The middle class in South America.
5. What does Paine believe is possible with some of the cultures that are considered uncivilized?
(a) There are too many of them for the world to reach its goals.
(b) There are not enough of them to discuss.
(c) They will never have a better way to live.
(d) They might still have a better way to live.
6. In Paine's opinion, how is the admiration of a story determined?
(a) The more fantastic a story is, the less it will be admired.
(b) The more fantastic a story is, the more it will be admired.
(c) The more admired a story is, the less it will be doubted.
(d) The more admired a story is, the more it will be doubted.
7. Which years of the American Revolution did America have no government?
(a) The last two.
(b) The first two.
(c) The first three.
(d) The last three.
8. According to Paine, what should each man strive for?
(a) To make the world a powerful place.
(b) To make the world a happy place.
(c) To make the world a decent place.
(d) To make the world a noteworthy place.
9. To what does Paine compare kings?
10. What term refers to a property that does not need to be maintained by the owner?
(a) Unfixed property.
(b) Unlanded property.
(c) Landed property.
(d) Fixed property.
11. How old is the president of the United States required to be in order to presumably prevent inexperienced people from having the position?
(a) Twenty-five years of age.
(b) Thirty-five years of age.
(c) Thirty years of age.
(d) Forty years of age.
12. 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 one-time payment.
(c) An annual payment.
(d) A quarterly payment.
13. How does Paine describe the people of ancient times in Agrarian Justice?
14. On which concept is the new Whig party based?
(b) A three-party system.
(c) A two-party system.
15. How does Paine describe life in an uncivilized culture?
(a) As an extended holiday.
(b) As a continual vacation.
(c) As an extended vacation.
(d) As a continual holiday.
Short Answer Questions
1. How many books did Burke publish after the Rights of Man was released?
2. How many of the pamphlets printed in response to the Rights of Man does Paine consider worth remembering?
3. What is the reason for the ground rent a land owner should owe?
4. Does Paine believe it is possible to evolve from a natural state to a civilized state?
5. What do civilized states have that natural states do not?
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