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Multiple Choice Questions

1. As explained by Paine, what is the purpose of civil rights?
(a) To promote what natural rights cannot.
(b) To reinvent natural rights.
(c) To reinforce natural rights.
(d) To protect natural rights.

2. Why did Paine choose to write a Miscellaneous Chapter of miscellaneous thoughts?
(a) To include things he had observed after writing previous parts of the book.
(b) To preserve the flow of previous parts of the book.
(c) To act as a reference for previous parts of the book.
(d) To guide the previous parts of the book.

3. How many prefaces did the first part of Rights of Man have?
(a) Five.
(b) Two.
(c) Three.
(d) Four.

4. Which rights did Paine include as ones that the government should guarantee from the Declaration of the Rights of Man and Of Citizens, by the National Assembly of France?
(a) Liberty, property, security and resistance.
(b) Liberty, property, wages and security.
(c) Liberty, security, religion and resistance.
(d) Liberty, property, security, wages and resistance.

5. After pointing out the weaknesses of Burke's position, what did Paine indicate about Burke's principle of past English laws?
(a) It defeated itself.
(b) It outsmarted itself.
(c) It diminished itself.
(d) It contradicted itself.

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

7. Which one of the following was a type of preface that Rights of Man included?
(a) Extended.
(b) Limited.
(c) General.
(d) Illustrated.

8. After apologizing for the miscellany in the Miscellaneous Chapter, how did Paine describe Burke's book?
(a) Some miscellany.
(b) Half miscellany.
(c) All miscellany.
(d) Mostly miscellany.

9. 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 replaced.
(c) It would be altered.
(d) It would be misplaced.

10. As Paine pointed out in the Miscellaneous Chapter, what did Burke think the government had a monopoly on?
(a) Commerce.
(b) Wisdom.
(c) Power.
(d) Trade.

11. In the Conclusion of Part One, how did Paine label the new era that was producing successful Republics?
(a) The Rebellious Era.
(b) The Age of Rebellions.
(c) The Revolutionary Era.
(d) The Age of Revolutions.

12. According to the French Constitution that Paine referred to, how often must the National Assembly be elected?
(a) Every year.
(b) Every four years.
(c) Every two years.
(d) Every three years.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How did Paine describe the mismanagement of government finances in countries like England and France?

2. As explained by Paine in the Conclusion of Part One, which two forces was mankind influenced by?

3. How did Paine depict his feelings in the Preface about the way readers of his work were being punished in some countries?

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

5. Which one of the following is not included in Paine's list of the general forms of government authority?

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