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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. What did Burke think about England's past laws?
(a) They should only be altered every two hundred years.
(b) They should only be altered every one hundred years.
(c) They could be altered.
(d) They could not be altered.

2. What crucial point did Paine make about power in the Miscellaneous Chapter?
(a) Power cannot be corrupt.
(b) Power cannot be given.
(c) Power cannot be inherited.
(d) Power cannot be misguided.

3. What analogy did Paine draw between the American Revolution and the French Revolution in Rights of Man?
(a) They happened at the same time.
(b) They both lasted for the same amount of time.
(c) They were both fought for similar reasons.
(d) They happened in the same place.

4. As he stated in the Preface, who did Paine specifically intend to give an accurate account of the war to by writing Rights of Man?
(a) The French.
(b) The English.
(c) The Italians.
(d) The Americans.

5. Instead of rights, what did Paine say was included in Burke's arguments?
(a) Misinformation.
(b) Surveys.
(c) Clauses.
(d) Hypothesis.

Short Answer Questions

1. What two things did Paine think were at the root of old governments in Of the Old and New Systems of Government?

2. Based on Paine's assessment, how were the people's opinion of government changing as a result of the American and French Revolutions?

3. Which of the following did Paine speak out against in Rights of Man?

4. How much of Burke's new work did Paine intend to discuss in Part Two of Rights of Man?

5. Why did Paine think that America was the only place in the world where Independence could be tried?

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