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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Besides English, which other language was Rights of Man published in?
(a) German.
(b) Spanish.
(c) Italian.
(d) French.

2. Which century was Thomas Paine known for being one of the great political thinkers?
(a) Eighteenth century.
(b) Seventeenth century
(c) Nineteenth century.
(d) Twentieth century.

3. What did Paine say in the Preface that the people would have to see in order for Liberty to prevail?
(a) Possibility.
(b) Truth.
(c) Reason.
(d) Victory.

4. Which right did the French people have that Paine cited as something the English people did not have?
(a) Right to a fair trial.
(b) Freedom of speech.
(c) Freedom of the press.
(d) Right to bear arms.

5. Based on Paine's assessment, how were the people's opinion of government changing as a result of the American and French Revolutions?
(a) Not quickly enough.
(b) Irreversibly.
(c) Gradually.
(d) Quickly.

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

7. What did Paine do to help the cause being fought for in the American Revolution?
(a) He supported the troops and planned the war's strategy.
(b) He made an ethical case for it, planned its strategy, and supported the troops.
(c) He made a political case for it and supported the troops.
(d) He made a political case for it and planned its strategy.

8. Which one of the following is not included in Paine's list of the general forms of government authority?
(a) Common Interest.
(b) Power.
(c) Superstition.
(d) Commerce.

9. In the beginning of Rights of Man, how did Paine describe Burke's pamphlet?
(a) Lies, bigotry, and exaggerations.
(b) Lies, bigotry, and hatred.
(c) Lies, exaggerations, and hatred.
(d) Exaggerations, bigotry, and hatred.

10. Along with Dr. Price, which society did Paine think that Burke maligned?
(a) Freedom Society.
(b) Society for Law and Justice.
(c) American Revolution Society.
(d) Society for Constitutional Information.

11. Which articles of Observations on the Declarations of Rights outlined the principles on which the laws of France should be built?
(a) The eighth through the eleventh.
(b) The seventh through the tenth.
(c) The seventh through the eleventh.
(d) The eighth through the tenth.

12. What did Paine say made actions right or wrong with Burke's flawed line of thinking?
(a) Speculation.
(b) The future.
(c) Stipulation.
(d) The past.

13. 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 Italians.
(b) The French.
(c) The Americans.
(d) The English.

14. Challenging Burke's view that the government had knowledge, what did Paine insist that Burke could not prove?
(a) That the government ever had authority.
(b) That the government never had authority.
(c) That the government was never based on authority.
(d) That the government was based on authority.

15. According to Paine, where did Burke derive his arguments from?
(a) An old law that has never been followed.
(b) A new law that has never been passed.
(c) Past, dead documents of law.
(d) Current, irrelevant documents of law.

Short Answer Questions

1. What happened to responsibility when a country attempted to blend both influences that Paine referenced in the Conclusion of Part One?

2. Which term that Burke used to label the French people did Paine consider to be an insult?

3. Why did Paine think that Burke refused to compare the French and British Constitutions?

4. How did Paine intend to defend the rights he wrote about in Rights of Man?

5. As Paine pointed out in the Miscellaneous Chapter, what did Burke think the government had a monopoly on?

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