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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part the Second, Combining Principle of Practice, Preface and Introduction, Chapter 1, Of Society and Civilization, Chapter 2, Of the Origin of the Present Old Governments, Chapter 3, Of the Old and New Systems of Government.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. To show the effectiveness of a government without a monarchy, how did Paine refer to the United States of America?
(a) The U.S. was prospering without a monarchy.
(b) The U.S. was the only example of an overthrown monarchy.
(c) The U.S. had the ability to reverse the effects of a monarchy.
(d) The U.S. will never resort to a monarchy.

2. By writing Part Two of Rights of Man, what was Paine aiming to reveal about the claims of government to produce order?
(a) They were in error.
(b) They were fabricated.
(c) They were exaggerated.
(d) They were intentionally misleading.

3. How did Paine describe reasoning with the states in the Preface?
(a) Confusing.
(b) Pointless.
(c) Unacceptable.
(d) Commendable.

4. How did Paine think the English people viewed the French Revolution?
(a) They did not support it.
(b) They supported only certain aspects of it.
(c) They supported it.
(d) He did not comment on their view.

5. What did Paine say was the cause of the removal of aristocratic title for the French people?
(a) Natural equality.
(b) Natural differences.
(c) Human differences.
(d) Human equality.

Short Answer Questions

1. What word did Paine use to describe the decisions of juries in Part Two of Rights of Man?

2. Besides English, which other language was Rights of Man published in?

3. As Paine wrote, what kind of impact would the French Revolution have?

4. As Paine explained in Of Society and Civilization, what has nature given man to ensure the cooperation needed to survive?

5. How did Paine think the English government viewed the French Revolution?

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