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Multiple Choice Questions

1. In order to prove the senselessness of Burke's position on the monarchy, what did Paine maintain could not be done to individual rights?
(a) They could not be borrowed or transferred.
(b) They could not be borrowed or annihilated.
(c) They could not be borrowed, transferred or annihilated.
(d) They could not be transferred or annihilated.

2. As explained by Paine in the Conclusion of Part One, which two forces was mankind influenced by?
(a) Curiosity and knowledge.
(b) Reason and ignorance.
(c) Reason and knowledge.
(d) Curiosity and ignorance.

3. 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.
(b) Actions that reduce the government.
(c) Actions that remove the government's authority.
(d) Actions that hurt society or the government.

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

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) Irreversibly.
(b) Quickly.
(c) Not quickly enough.
(d) Gradually.

6. Although Paine supported the Revolutions and their intentions, what did he make clear about his opinion of war?
(a) He was no friend of war.
(b) He would be opposed to another war.
(c) He was tired of war.
(d) He was waiting for another war.

7. Based on the Declaration of the Rights of Man and Of Citizens, by the National Assembly of France, whose will did the law express?
(a) Other governments.
(b) The community.
(c) The government.
(d) The previous officials.

8. In Paine's opinion, what did Burke's position on England's past laws justify?
(a) Embezzlement.
(b) Tyrrany.
(c) War.
(d) Treason.

9. Which plot was uncovered with the storming of the Bastille?
(a) A plot to reduce the military.
(b) A plot to disband the military.
(c) A plot to steal from the parliament.
(d) A plot to abolish parliament.

10. Which word did Paine use to describe the monarchy in the Miscellaneous Chapter?
(a) Scam.
(b) Fraud.
(c) Fallacy.
(d) Illusion.

11. How did Paine depict his feelings in the Preface about the way readers of his work were being punished in some countries?
(a) Remorseful.
(b) Resentful.
(c) Appauled.
(d) Confused.

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

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

14. What did Paine say was the cause of the removal of aristocratic title for the French people?
(a) Natural differences.
(b) Human differences.
(c) Human equality.
(d) Natural equality.

15. 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 Americans.
(c) The Italians.
(d) The English.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the French Constitution that Paine referred to, how often must the National Assembly be elected?

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

3. Referencing the Declaration of the Rights of Man and Of Citizens, by the National Assembly of France, what did Paine state was the purpose of government?

4. What did Paine think could be abolished by a European Congress?

5. According to Paine, where did Burke derive his arguments from?

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