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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. As Paine states in The Crisis, what word should never replace the word "Christian"?
(a) Bigot.
(b) Liar.
(c) Thief.
(d) Imposter.

2. What did the lack of monarchy result in for Britain before the kings?
(a) A need for war.
(b) A lack of war.
(c) A need for commerce.
(d) A lack of commerce.

3. In the Introduction, what does Paine state about the thoughts of the book?
(a) They are popular for all of the country.
(b) They may have been popular at an earlier date.
(c) They may not be popular.
(d) They are popular for half of the country.

4. What concerns Paine about how Burke's pamphlet is published?
(a) The colors used.
(b) The small print.
(c) The translation.
(d) The incorrect order of pages.

5. What city did the British incorrectly assume was the center of America when they attacked it?
(a) Philadelphia.
(b) New York.
(c) Dallas.
(d) Baltimore.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many years of the Revolution does Paine discuss in a letter to the Inhabitants of America?

2. How does Paine describe the Quakers?

3. What does Paine use as a miserable example of the Constitution that America is trying to adopt?

4. How does Paine describe society?

5. What does Paine believe should never separate the elected from the electors?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the view of Gideon that Paine uses as an example?

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

3. What is Paine's definition of a Quaker?

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

5. How does Paine recall the events surrounding George Washington's crossing of the Delaware?

6. How does the government of England increase its revenue through its disagreements with other countries?

7. What are some of the other criticisms that Paine has about Howe?

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

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

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

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