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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Paine view the story of Eve and the apple?
(a) He thinks it is a testament to the intelligence of Eve.
(b) He thinks it is derogatory towards the Almighty.
(c) He thinks it is derogatory towards Eve.
(d) He thinks it is a testament to the powers of the Almighty.

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

3. How should people self-impose laws in order to exist harmoniously in the absence of government?
(a) Only on a personal level.
(b) Only on a professional level.
(c) On a personal and professional level.
(d) There can be no laws without government.

4. How well were Paine's views on religion known when Age of Reason was written?
(a) His views on religion were only known by his friends.
(b) He was well known for not advocating freedom of religion.
(c) He was well known for advocating freedom of religion.
(d) His views on religion were not known.

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

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

7. How did the conquerors treat defeated enemies in the earliest known governments?
(a) As equals.
(b) As individuals.
(c) As paid employees.
(d) As property.

8. From where does Paine think Christianity adapted a lot of its philosophies?
(a) Previous scriptures.
(b) Popular stories.
(c) Mythologies.
(d) Revelations.

9. Which countries have left room in their Constitution for revision if necessary in the future?
(a) America, France, and England.
(b) America and France.
(c) America and England.
(d) France and England.

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

11. What area do Paine and the Marquis differ on?
(a) Where political reform needs to occur.
(b) When political reform can occur.
(c) How political reform can occur.
(d) Why political reform should occur.

12. According to Paine, what happened as a result of the Christian tales?
(a) Many great lives were lived.
(b) A few moral standards improved.
(c) A few great lives were lived.
(d) Many moral standards improved.

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

15. How many years does Paine think the aristocracy or monarchy will last after the writing of his pamphlet?
(a) Not more than seven years.
(b) Not more than twelve years.
(c) Not more than ten years.
(d) Not more than twenty five years.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Paine consider those who follow the Christian tales?

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

3. According to Paine, what should each man strive for?

4. What are the main components of a civilized society?

5. What point does Paine make about the rights of people to believe in events that took place?

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