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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Rights of Man.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which century was Thomas Paine known for being one of the great political thinkers?
(a) Nineteenth century.
(b) Eighteenth century.
(c) Twentieth century.
(d) Seventeenth century

2. Which of the following did Paine speak out against in Rights of Man?
(a) Remarks on the Policies of the Allies with Respect to France.
(b) Letters on a Regicide Peace.
(c) Thoughts on French Affairs.
(d) Reflections on the Revolution in France.

3. To make a point about the absurdity of Burke's argument, what did Paine say could not happen in England without consent?
(a) Property could not be seized.
(b) Incomes could not be taxed.
(c) War could not be declared.
(d) Money could not be used.

4. In the Preface of Rights of Man, who did Paine think should go directly to the people?
(a) Friends of Justice.
(b) Friends of Liberty.
(c) Defenders of Justice.
(d) Defenders of Liberty.

5. In the beginning of Rights of Man, how did Paine describe Burke's pamphlet?
(a) Lies, exaggerations, and hatred.
(b) Exaggerations, bigotry, and hatred.
(c) Lies, bigotry, and hatred.
(d) Lies, bigotry, and exaggerations.

Short Answer Questions

1. Although Paine supported the Revolutions and their intentions, what did he make clear about his opinion of war?

2. How did Paine intend to defend the rights he wrote about in Rights of Man?

3. As Paine wrote in Rights of Man, what must each generation set for themselves to avoid being servants of the past?

4. After pointing out the weaknesses of Burke's position, what did Paine indicate about Burke's principle of past English laws?

5. How did Paine think the English government viewed the French Revolution?

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