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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which of the following did Paine speak out against in Rights of Man?
(a) Reflections on the Revolution in France.
(b) Remarks on the Policies of the Allies with Respect to France.
(c) Thoughts on French Affairs.
(d) Letters on a Regicide Peace.

2. Since the people are sovereign, what were the only type of actions that Paine thought should be stopped by the law?
(a) Actions that hurt society or the government.
(b) Actions that remove the government's authority.
(c) Actions that reduce the government.
(d) Actions that hurt society.

3. What is a good description of the second part of Rights of Man?
(a) Biographical.
(b) Philosophical.
(c) Fictional.
(d) Autobiographical.

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

5. Besides defending themselves, what else did Paine say the people were defending by storming the Bastille?
(a) Their land.
(b) Their freedom.
(c) Their past.
(d) Their money.

6. What did Paine think should be used to justify laws?
(a) Principles.
(b) Logic.
(c) Previous examples.
(d) Future examples.

7. How did Paine describe the Declaration of Rights in Observations on the Declarations of Rights?
(a) An unprecedented event.
(b) A fantastic achievement.
(c) A spectacular accomplishment.
(d) An outstanding triumph.

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

9. What type of work was Rights of Man?
(a) An invitation.
(b) A warning.
(c) A response.
(d) A declaration.

10. What happened to responsibility when a country attempted to blend both influences that Paine referenced in the Conclusion of Part One?
(a) It would be lost.
(b) It would be misplaced.
(c) It would be replaced.
(d) It would be altered.

11. What was the first part of Rights of Man written to accomplish?
(a) To address the people that disagreed with Burke.
(b) To address the people that agreed with Burke.
(c) To correct Burke's grammatical errors.
(d) To correct Burke's factual errors.

12. What distinction did Paine make in the Preface?
(a) Between the state and the nation.
(b) Between the nation and the government.
(c) Between the state, the nation and the government.
(d) Between the state and the religion.

13. What type of kindness did Paine think the English government had towards the French government?
(a) Ambiguous.
(b) Hypocritical.
(c) Genuine.
(d) Disdainful.

14. To begin the Preface, what was Paine's response to Burke's lack of support for the French Revolution?
(a) Shock.
(b) Anger.
(c) Amusement.
(d) Disapppointment.

15. Which one of the following is not included in the rights that Dr. Price thought the English people had?
(a) The right to choose their own governors.
(b) The right to frame a government for themselves.
(c) The right to claim a government funded security bond.
(d) The right to cashier governors for misconduct.

Short Answer Questions

1. 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?

2. To show the effectiveness of a government without a monarchy, how did Paine refer to the United States of America?

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

4. How did Paine categorize Burke's speech to the English Parliament?

5. According to Paine in the Miscellaneous Chapter, what did tyranny in the English government cause?

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