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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. Ending the Miscellaneous Chapter, what did Paine think was missing from Burke's objection to the French Revolution?
(a) Support.
(b) Honor.
(c) Intent.
(d) Validity.

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

5. In order to clarify an important aspect of the French Revolution, what did Paine say was the intention of the French people?
(a) To rebel against principles that empowered tyrants, not men themselves.
(b) To rebel against neither the principles that empowered tyrants nor the men themselves.
(c) To rebel against both the principles that empowered tyrants and men themselves.
(d) To rebel against the men themselves, not the principles that empowered tyrants.

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

7. What mood was the beginning of the second Preface of Rights of Man written by Paine?
(a) Angry.
(b) Defensive.
(c) Excited.
(d) Exhausted.

8. How did Paine intend to defend the rights he wrote about in Rights of Man?
(a) Through comparisons.
(b) Through reason.
(c) Through justifications.
(d) Through persistence.

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

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

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

12. How did Paine describe human authority while correcting Burke's misrepresentation of the Declaration of the Rights of Man?
(a) Secondary.
(b) Derivative.
(c) Irrelevant.
(d) Non-existent.

13. Depicting the flaw in Burke's way of thinking, what did Paine indicate was being ignored by Burke?
(a) Plots against other governments.
(b) Plots on behalf of the government.
(c) Plots against the government.
(d) Plots on behalf of other governments.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Burke think about England's past laws?

2. What did Articles IV, V and VI do in Observations on the Declarations of Rights?

3. As Paine wrote in Rights of Man, what must each generation set for themselves to avoid being servants of the past?

4. After pointing out the weaknesses of Burke's position, what did Paine indicate about Burke's principle of past English laws?

5. Which plot was uncovered with the storming of the Bastille?

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