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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. In order to prove the senselessness of Burke's position on the monarchy, what did Paine maintain could not be done to individual rights?
(a) They could not be borrowed or annihilated.
(b) They could not be borrowed, transferred or annihilated.
(c) They could not be transferred or annihilated.
(d) They could not be borrowed or transferred.

2. What analogy did Paine draw between the American Revolution and the French Revolution in Rights of Man?
(a) They both lasted for the same amount of time.
(b) They were both fought for similar reasons.
(c) They happened in the same place.
(d) They happened at the same time.

3. Based on Paine's assessment, how were the people's opinion of government changing as a result of the American and French Revolutions?
(a) Gradually.
(b) Irreversibly.
(c) Quickly.
(d) Not quickly enough.

4. When did the burning and devastation of London take place that Paine referred to in his attempt to disprove Burke's opinion of the French people?
(a) 1730.
(b) 1770.
(c) 1780.
(d) 1750.

5. How did Paine describe the mismanagement of government finances in countries like England and France?
(a) Uncontrollable.
(b) Limited.
(c) Expected.
(d) Shocking.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which century was Thomas Paine known for being one of the great political thinkers?

2. Which other war had Burke previously supported?

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

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

5. How did Paine describe republicanism in Of the Old and New Systems of Government?

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