Common Sense, Rights of Man, and Other Essential Writings Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. How old is the president of the United States required to be in order to presumably prevent inexperienced people from having the position?

2. What is not present in the Indian culture?

3. Who is hurt the most when a government tries to prohibit its people from reading a work the government disapproves of?

4. How many books did Burke publish after the Rights of Man was released?

5. What form does Satan take on in reappearing?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What is Paine's theory on how people who have been cheated of their land inheritance should be compensated?

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

5. Does Paine think that a natural state and civilized state are exchangeable?

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

7. What is Paine's belief about land distribution at birth and why does he think it is impractical?

8. What about the American Revolution causes the world to take notice?

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

10. What are the two reasons why Paine waited before writing and releasing the Rights of Man, Part II?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe in detail why it was necessary for America to separate from England and declare its independence. Also, list and explain each of the reasons why England was not capable of governing America along with the benefits that the United States will have as a result of establishing their own country.

Essay Topic 2

Describe Thomas Paine's life and background, including where he is originally from and what his reputation was before, during, and after writing Common Sense. Also, discuss Paine's motives in writing his pamphlets and the reasons that he chose to remain anonymous at the time. Finally, use the information in Paine's work to explain why he believed strongly in the American Revolution and how his experiences qualified him to chronicle the events as America declared Independence.

Essay Topic 3

Analyze the rivalry between Paine and Burke as it is chronicled in the Rights of Man. Include how the two were once allies, what caused them to be on opposite sides, and the differences between both of their motives. Also, describe Paine's intentions with the Rights of Man and the advantages he has over Burke in his writings.

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