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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Paine think civilized states need to develop remedies for?
(a) To cure evil.
(b) To cure illness.
(c) To cure apathy.
(d) To cure ignorance.

2. How many people are born equal in a natural state?
(a) None of them.
(b) All of them.
(c) Most of them.
(d) Some of them.

3. How does Paine describe the people of ancient times in Agrarian Justice?
(a) Underdeveloped.
(b) Overdeveloped.
(c) Settled.
(d) Nomadic.

4. How does Paine consider those who follow the Christian tales?
(a) He does not have disdain for them.
(b) He does have disdain for them.
(c) He has pity for them.
(d) He admires them.

5. If the American Revolution had been fought only to separate America from England, how much attention does Paine think it would have received?
(a) A considerable amount of attention.
(b) No attention.
(c) The attention of the world.
(d) Very little attention.

6. Why did people who lived in ancient times choose not to cultivate the land they occupied?
(a) To keep a constant supply of food and water.
(b) To prevent the theft of land.
(c) To prevent disputes over land rights.
(d) To remain safe from the animals in the wilderness.

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

8. Besides the length, what is the reason Paine wanted to separate the sections of the Rights of Man?
(a) He did not want Burke to be able to refute the second section.
(b) It was easier to release two sections on a limited budget.
(c) It was easier for the people of the world to understand the smaller sections.
(d) He wanted Burke to be able to refute the first section.

9. What sacrifice was made in the formation of some churches, according to Paine?
(a) Individuality.
(b) Freedom.
(c) Morals.
(d) Humanity.

10. 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.

11. What claim does Paine make about cultivation?
(a) It is a necessary thing.
(b) It is one of the best things to ever be invented.
(c) It is one of the worst things to ever be invented.
(d) It is an unnecessary thing.

12. 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.

13. Which years of the American Revolution did America have no government?
(a) The last three.
(b) The last two.
(c) The first three.
(d) The first two.

14. Who is hurt the most when a government tries to prohibit its people from reading a work the government disapproves of?
(a) The publisher.
(b) The people.
(c) The government.
(d) The author.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Through his belief in God, what does Paine hope for?

2. What does Paine think is odd about the conversation between Eve and Satan?

3. How should people self-impose laws in order to exist harmoniously in the absence of government?

4. How many of the pamphlets printed in response to the Rights of Man does Paine consider worth remembering?

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

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