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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. How does Paine describe life in an uncivilized culture?
(a) As an extended holiday.
(b) As an extended vacation.
(c) As a continual vacation.
(d) As a continual holiday.

2. What makes Paine's goal of every person receiving property impossible?
(a) The inevitable greed of some in stealing property.
(b) The proportion of the limited number of people to the available land.
(c) The inability of some to take care of a property.
(d) The proportion of limited land to the number of people on the earth.

3. When does Paine believe every person should be issued property?
(a) At fifteen years of age.
(b) At ten years of age.
(c) At birth.
(d) At twenty years of age.

4. Besides the length, what is the reason Paine wanted to separate the sections of the Rights of Man?
(a) It was easier to release two sections on a limited budget.
(b) He did not want Burke to be able to refute the second section.
(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.

5. How important is it for a civilized society to guarantee a better life for its people than if they had been born before civilization?
(a) It should be one of many lesser goals.
(b) It should be the primary goal.
(c) It should be the secondary goal.
(d) It is not important.

Short Answer Questions

1. How much was Washington compensated for his time as the first president?

2. What does Paine think is created between religions by the existence of certain churches?

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

4. What does Paine explain about the Almighty's response after Eve bites the apple?

5. In Paine's opinion, how is the admiration of a story determined?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Paine define a revelation?

2. What is Paine's definition of a civilized society?

3. What is the concept of land ownership and rent owned, and how does it compare to the approach to land that people had in ancient times?

4. What is Paine's writing style throughout Common Sense and his other collected works, and how will Paine be remembered?

5. What is the proof of God's existence that Paine also believes is a guide for people to live their lives?

6. How does Paine consider cultivation and dispossession?

7. What does Paine believe is the general focus of any effective constitution?

8. What bold prediction does Paine make about the future of the monarchy and why?

9. What is the historical significance of the life of Jesus?

10. How are all people born in a natural state, and what does Paine think the responsibility of a civilized state is?

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