Rights of Man Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Declaration of the Rights of Man and of Citizens, by the National Assembly of France, Observations on the Declarations of Rights, Miscellaneous Chapter, Conclusion.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In order to clarify an important aspect of the French Revolution, what did Paine say was the intention of the French people?
(a) To rebel against the men themselves, not the principles that empowered tyrants.
(b) To rebel against both the principles that empowered tyrants and men themselves.
(c) To rebel against neither the principles that empowered tyrants nor the men themselves.
(d) To rebel against principles that empowered tyrants, not men themselves.

2. Which term that Burke used to label the French people did Paine consider to be an insult?
(a) Mob.
(b) Flock.
(c) Riot.
(d) Pack.

3. Which word did Paine use to describe the monarchy in the Miscellaneous Chapter?
(a) Illusion.
(b) Fallacy.
(c) Scam.
(d) Fraud.

4. According to the French Constitution that Paine referred to, how often must the National Assembly be elected?
(a) Every four years.
(b) Every three years.
(c) Every two years.
(d) Every year.

5. As commented on by Paine, how did Burke refer to the events concerning the Bastille?
(a) He mentioned it too much.
(b) He mentioned it, but with one wrong fact.
(c) He mentioned it, but with the wrong facts.
(d) He hardly mentioned it.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Which aspect of the government's presumed knowledge could not be accounted for by Burke, according to the listing of his view's problems in the Miscellaneous Chapter?

3. What crucial point did Paine make about power in the Miscellaneous Chapter?

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?

5. Because of the American and French Revolutions, what was being undermined about the old governments in Paine's opinion?

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