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Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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 cashier governors for misconduct.
(c) The right to claim a government funded security bond.
(d) The right to frame a government for themselves.

2. How did Paine summarize Burke's views in the Miscellaneous Chapter?
(a) Burke did not understand which rights individuals did not have.
(b) Burke claimed that individuals had only select rights.
(c) Burke claimed that individuals had no rights.
(d) Burke did not understand which rights individuals had.

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

4. Which other war had Burke previously supported?
(a) Glorious Revolution.
(b) American Revolution.
(c) French and Indian War.
(d) Seven Years War.

5. 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 English.
(c) The French.
(d) The Americans.

6. As Paine wrote in Rights of Man, what must each generation set for themselves to avoid being servants of the past?
(a) Rights.
(b) Limits.
(c) Conditions.
(d) Taxes.

7. 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, wages and security.
(b) Liberty, security, religion and resistance.
(c) Liberty, property, security and resistance.
(d) Liberty, property, security, wages and resistance.

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

9. How did Paine think the English government viewed the French Revolution?
(a) They did not support it.
(b) They supported only certain aspects of it.
(c) He did not comment on their view.
(d) They supported it.

10. Why did Paine have an accurate account of the Revolution he discussed in Rights of Man?
(a) He had seen previous wars.
(b) He researched the war from several different sources.
(c) He was on the ground during the war.
(d) He got reports from generals in the war.

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

12. Which French causes did Paine think were also representative of the entire world?
(a) Equality and commerce.
(b) Liberty, equality, and commerce.
(c) Liberty and equality.
(d) Liberty and freedom of religion.

13. How did Paine describe the mismanagement of government finances in countries like England and France?
(a) Uncontrollable.
(b) Expected.
(c) Limited.
(d) Shocking.

14. In the Preface of Rights of Man, who did Paine think should go directly to the people?
(a) Friends of Justice.
(b) Friends of Liberty.
(c) Defenders of Liberty.
(d) Defenders of Justice.

15. 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.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Paine in the Preface, who was his audience for Rights of Man?

2. Which right did the French people have that Paine cited as something the English people did not have?

3. What analogy did Paine draw between the American Revolution and the French Revolution in Rights of Man?

4. In order to clarify an important aspect of the French Revolution, what did Paine say was the intention of the French people?

5. What did Paine think Burke had drastically underestimated by calling the French Revolution a violent revolt?

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