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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did Paine do to help the cause being fought for in the American Revolution?
(a) He made a political case for it and supported the troops.
(b) He made a political case for it and planned its strategy.
(c) He made an ethical case for it, planned its strategy, and supported the troops.
(d) He supported the troops and planned the war's strategy.

2. What did Paine discuss about the French government at the end of Rights of Man?
(a) How it would have been structured without the Revolution.
(b) How its structure remained intact after the Revolution.
(c) How it was structured after the Revolution.
(d) How it was structured before the Revolution.

3. Which other war had Burke previously supported?
(a) French and Indian War.
(b) American Revolution.
(c) Glorious Revolution.
(d) Seven Years War.

4. Depicting the flaw in Burke's way of thinking, what did Paine indicate was being ignored by Burke?
(a) Plots on behalf of the government.
(b) Plots against the government.
(c) Plots on behalf of other governments.
(d) Plots against other governments.

5. 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.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What did Paine think should be used to justify laws?

3. 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?

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

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

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