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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What idea did Burke's views lead to, according to Paine in the Miscellaneous Chapter?
(a) Government cannot be governed by too many principles.
(b) Government cannot be governed by too little principles.
(c) Government is governed by no principles.
(d) Government is governed by too many principles.
2. Which one of the following was a type of preface that Rights of Man included?
3. In the beginning of Rights of Man, how did Paine describe Burke's pamphlet?
(a) Lies, bigotry, and hatred.
(b) Lies, bigotry, and exaggerations.
(c) Lies, exaggerations, and hatred.
(d) Exaggerations, bigotry, and hatred.
4. In the Conclusion of Part One, how did Paine label the new era that was producing successful Republics?
(a) The Age of Rebellions.
(b) The Rebellious Era.
(c) The Age of Revolutions.
(d) The Revolutionary Era.
5. How did Paine describe human authority while correcting Burke's misrepresentation of the Declaration of the Rights of Man?
6. 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.
7. 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 English.
(b) The Americans.
(c) The Italians.
(d) The French.
8. What mood was the beginning of the second Preface of Rights of Man written by Paine?
9. What was the first part of Rights of Man written to accomplish?
(a) To correct Burke's grammatical errors.
(b) To address the people that agreed with Burke.
(c) To address the people that disagreed with Burke.
(d) To correct Burke's factual errors.
10. What did Paine say in the Preface that the people would have to see in order for Liberty to prevail?
11. As Paine wrote, what kind of impact would the French Revolution have?
(a) Only an impact on other countries.
(b) Only an impact on France.
(c) Neither an impact on France nor other countries.
(d) An impact on France and other countries.
12. What type of kindness did Paine think the English government had towards the French government?
13. Challenging Burke's view that the government had knowledge, what did Paine insist that Burke could not prove?
(a) That the government never had authority.
(b) That the government was based on authority.
(c) That the government was never based on authority.
(d) That the government ever had authority.
14. What crucial point did Paine make about power in the Miscellaneous Chapter?
(a) Power cannot be misguided.
(b) Power cannot be corrupt.
(c) Power cannot be inherited.
(d) Power cannot be given.
15. In Rights of Man, what did Paine say society granted men?
(b) A lot.
(c) Very little.
Short Answer Questions
1. How did Paine categorize Burke's speech to the English Parliament?
2. How did Paine describe the Declaration of Rights in Observations on the Declarations of Rights?
3. 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?
4. Depicting the flaw in Burke's way of thinking, what did Paine indicate was being ignored by Burke?
5. How did Paine describe reasoning with the states in the Preface?
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