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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. How did Paine intend to defend the rights he wrote about in Rights of Man?
(a) Through comparisons.
(b) Through justifications.
(c) Through persistence.
(d) Through reason.
2. 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 both the principles that empowered tyrants and men themselves.
(b) To rebel against principles that empowered tyrants, not men themselves.
(c) To rebel against neither the principles that empowered tyrants nor the men themselves.
(d) To rebel against the men themselves, not the principles that empowered tyrants.
3. Besides defending themselves, what else did Paine say the people were defending by storming the Bastille?
(a) Their money.
(b) Their freedom.
(c) Their past.
(d) Their land.
4. What did Paine do to help the cause being fought for in the American Revolution?
(a) He made an ethical case for it, planned its strategy, and supported the troops.
(b) He made a political case for it and planned its strategy.
(c) He made a political case for it and supported the troops.
(d) He supported the troops and planned the war's strategy.
5. Why did Paine choose to write a Miscellaneous Chapter of miscellaneous thoughts?
(a) To guide the previous parts of the book.
(b) To include things he had observed after writing previous parts of the book.
(c) To preserve the flow of previous parts of the book.
(d) To act as a reference for previous parts of the book.
Short Answer Questions
1. According to Paine in the Preface, who was his audience for Rights of Man?
2. Why did Paine think that Burke refused to compare the French and British Constitutions?
3. Along with Dr. Price, which society did Paine think that Burke maligned?
4. To make a point about the absurdity of Burke's argument, what did Paine say could not happen in England without consent?
5. According to Paine in the Miscellaneous Chapter, what did tyranny in the English government cause?
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