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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What replaced hopelessness during a long battle, as Paine recounts?
(a) Boldness.
(b) Fear.
(c) Intelligence.
(d) Vigor.

2. What are the rumors about the reason behind Burke's pamphlet?
(a) He did it out of hatred for other countries.
(b) He did it for financial reasons.
(c) He did it to receive notoriety.
(d) He did it out of loyalty for his country.

3. When does Paine wish the Revolution had begun?
(a) Eight months later.
(b) Eight months earlier.
(c) Eight days later.
(d) Eight days earlier.

4. What does Paine consider the government to be?
(a) An unnecessary problem.
(b) An unnecessary evil.
(c) A necessary problem.
(d) A necessary evil.

5. How does Burke describe Louis XVI?
(a) A fearful monarch.
(b) A beaten monarch.
(c) A resourceful monarch.
(d) A mild monarch.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Burke continue to perpetuate with his actions?

2. What does Paine believe will happen with time?

3. What is the Rights of Man considered?

4. How does Paine describe tyranny?

5. What are the decrees outlining the foundation for a new French government called?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Paine describes Benjamin Franklin's historical role in the French Constitution?

2. Why does Paine consider the English monarchy to be ineffective?

3. When does Paine wish the Revolution had begun and why?

4. What are the reasons Paine has in writing the Rights of Man and to whom is it presented?

5. What are the problems with using faith and religion for political purposes?

6. What are the civil rights that Paine believes should be applied to government?

7. What would happen to the land in America if the country reconciles with England?

8. How does Burke misrepresent Dr. Price's speech and what is Paine's response?

9. Why does Paine think that America will succeed on its own?

10. Why is there a need for regulations and government in general?

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