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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Of Constitutions.

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 transferred.
(b) They could not be borrowed, transferred or annihilated.
(c) They could not be transferred or annihilated.
(d) They could not be borrowed or annihilated.

2. According to Paine, where did Burke derive his arguments from?
(a) Current, irrelevant documents of law.
(b) Past, dead documents of law.
(c) An old law that has never been followed.
(d) A new law that has never been passed.

3. Considering the point that Paine made in Of Constitutions, what were governments designed to promote under a constitution?
(a) Neither the individual nor the collective good.
(b) Only the collective good.
(c) Only the individual good.
(d) The individual and collective good.

4. Challenging Burke's view that the government had knowledge, what did Paine insist that Burke could not prove?
(a) That the government ever had authority.
(b) That the government was based on authority.
(c) That the government never had authority.
(d) That the government was never based on authority.

5. As Paine pointed out in the Miscellaneous Chapter, what did Burke think the government had a monopoly on?
(a) Wisdom.
(b) Trade.
(c) Power.
(d) Commerce.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Why did Paine choose to write a Miscellaneous Chapter of miscellaneous thoughts?

3. Which right did the French people have that Paine cited as something the English people did not have?

4. As explained by Paine, what is the purpose of civil rights?

5. What was the compact between the people of the United States that Paine mentioned in Of Constitutions?

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