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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 does Paine use examples from scripture to explain?
(a) Why, but not how or when kings became prominent.
(b) How and why kings became prominent.
(c) How, why, and when kings became prominent.
(d) How, but not why kings became prominent.
2. What are the rumors about the reason behind Burke's pamphlet?
(a) He did it for financial reasons.
(b) He did it to receive notoriety.
(c) He did it out of loyalty for his country.
(d) He did it out of hatred for other countries.
3. How does Paine describe tyranny?
(a) An opponent that is easily defeated.
(b) An opponent that is not easily defeated now, but will be in the future.
(c) An opponent that once could have been easily defeated, but no longer.
(d) An opponent that is not easily defeated.
4. What prevents the British from effectively governing America?
(a) Their recklessness.
(b) Their ignorance.
(c) Their reputation.
(d) Their fear.
5. How many ancient tyrannies does Paine think comprise the English Constitution?
Short Answer Questions
1. What grows along with a society?
2. What do the English people indicate with their silence?
3. What replaced hopelessness during a long battle, as Paine recounts?
4. Why does Paine state that America took up arms against England?
5. What does Howe support that draws Paine's criticism?
Short Essay Questions
1. What disappoints Paine about the limited examples of solid government that are available?
2. How does Paine think America's Continental Congress should be designed?
3. Why does Paine consider the English monarchy to be ineffective?
4. What are the civil rights that Paine believes should be applied to government?
5. Why is there a need for regulations and government in general?
6. Why does Paine think that America will succeed on its own?
7. Why does Paine write Common Sense anonymously and how does he think his work will be remembered?
8. How does Paine describes Benjamin Franklin's historical role in the French Constitution?
9. What mistake do the British make in attacking a particular city during the American Revolution?
10. What is the view of Gideon that Paine uses as an example?
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