Rights of Man Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

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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 one of the following is not included in Paine's list of the general forms of government authority?
(a) Superstition.
(b) Power.
(c) Commerce.
(d) Common Interest.

2. How did Paine depict his feelings in the Preface about the way readers of his work were being punished in some countries?
(a) Confused.
(b) Resentful.
(c) Remorseful.
(d) Appauled.

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

4. What did Paine think should be used to justify laws?
(a) Previous examples.
(b) Principles.
(c) Future examples.
(d) Logic.

5. Which one of the following was a type of preface that Rights of Man included?
(a) General.
(b) Extended.
(c) Limited.
(d) Illustrated.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. In Paine's opinion, what did Burke's position on England's past laws justify?

3. What impressed Paine about the National Assembly in Rights of Man?

4. To make a point about the absurdity of Burke's argument, what did Paine say could not happen in England without consent?

5. How did Paine describe reasoning with the states in the Preface?

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