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. According to the French Constitution that Paine referred to, how often must the National Assembly be elected?
(a) Every two years.
(b) Every year.
(c) Every four years.
(d) Every three years.

2. How did Paine summarize Burke's views in the Miscellaneous Chapter?
(a) Burke claimed that individuals had no rights.
(b) Burke did not understand which rights individuals did not have.
(c) Burke did not understand which rights individuals had.
(d) Burke claimed that individuals had only select rights.

3. To begin the Preface, what was Paine's response to Burke's lack of support for the French Revolution?
(a) Amusement.
(b) Anger.
(c) Shock.
(d) Disapppointment.

4. In order to clarify an important aspect of the French Revolution, what did Paine say was the intention of the French people?
(a) To rebel against principles that empowered tyrants, not men themselves.
(b) To rebel against the men themselves, not the principles that empowered tyrants.
(c) To rebel against both the principles that empowered tyrants and men themselves.
(d) To rebel against neither the principles that empowered tyrants nor the men themselves.

5. Because of the American and French Revolutions, what was being undermined about the old governments in Paine's opinion?
(a) Authority.
(b) Control.
(c) History.
(d) Legitimacy.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Besides defending themselves, what else did Paine say the people were defending by storming the Bastille?

3. In Rights of Man, what did Paine say society granted men?

4. What was the first part of Rights of Man written to accomplish?

5. As he noted in the Preface, where did Paine desire to collect his political thoughts?

(see the answer key)

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