Rights of Man Quiz | Two Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part the Second, Combining Principle of Practice, Preface and Introduction, Chapter 1, Of Society and Civilization, Chapter 2, Of the Origin of the Present Old Governments, Chapter 3, Of the Old and New Systems of Government.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. As Paine explained in Of Society and Civilization, what has nature given man to ensure the cooperation needed to survive?
(a) Wants that preceed the ability to provide.
(b) A desire to create a better way.
(c) Wants that exceed the ability to provide.
(d) A desire to develop the undeveloped.

2. As explained by Paine, what is the purpose of civil rights?
(a) To promote what natural rights cannot.
(b) To reinforce natural rights.
(c) To reinvent natural rights.
(d) To protect natural rights.

3. Along with Dr. Price, which society did Paine think that Burke maligned?
(a) Society for Constitutional Information.
(b) American Revolution Society.
(c) Society for Law and Justice.
(d) Freedom Society.

4. What type of formal government did the frontier areas of America have before the American Revolution?
(a) None.
(b) More than they did after the Revolution.
(c) Very little.
(d) The same as they did after the Revolution.

5. Why did Paine have an accurate account of the Revolution he discussed in Rights of Man?
(a) He got reports from generals in the war.
(b) He researched the war from several different sources.
(c) He was on the ground during the war.
(d) He had seen previous wars.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Paine discuss about the French government at the end of Rights of Man?

2. As explained by Paine in the Conclusion of Part One, which two forces was mankind influenced by?

3. In Paine's opinion, when did a society need government even less?

4. How many prefaces did the first part of Rights of Man have?

5. Because of the American and French Revolutions, what was being undermined about the old governments in Paine's opinion?

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