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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What forms of objection were there to the Articles of Confederation?
(a) Pamphlets and publications.
(b) Pamphlets, but not publications.
(c) Publications, but not pamphlets.
(d) Neither pamphlets nor publications.
2. What did Paine think the English's reliance on law by precedence led to?
(a) Ignorance of the law.
(b) Distrust of the law.
(c) Confusion of the law.
(d) Abolishment of the law.
3. What did Paine urge the people of Europe to believe in?
(a) Their understanding of laws.
(b) Their ability to govern themselves.
(c) Their ability to organize themselves.
(d) Their understanding of civilization.
4. What did Paine think was the origin of the delegated power of government?
5. What did Paine say was crucial to a good constitution at the end of Of Constitutions?
(a) The power to revise it.
(b) The power to believe in it.
(c) The power to enforce it.
(d) The power to understand it.
6. How long after the first part of Rights of Man was Part Two published?
(a) One month.
(b) Two years.
(c) One year.
(d) Two months.
7. By writing Part Two of Rights of Man, what was Paine aiming to reveal about the claims of government to produce order?
(a) They were fabricated.
(b) They were intentionally misleading.
(c) They were in error.
(d) They were exaggerated.
8. In concluding Of the Old and New Systems of Government, what did Paine state was the basis for free governments?
(a) Law, not persons.
(b) Neither law nor persons.
(c) Persons, not law.
(d) Law and persons.
9. What word did Paine use to describe the English Constitution in Of Constitutions?
10. How did Paine refer to tax revenue in the European governments?
(a) Not enough of it was being generated.
(b) Very little of it was being wasted.
(c) So much of it was being wasted.
(d) None of it was being wasted.
11. Which two functions did Paine outline for governments in Of Constitutions?
(a) Developing laws and passing them.
(b) Passing laws and revising them.
(c) Developing laws and enforcing them.
(d) Passing laws and enforcing them.
12. How much of Burke's new work did Paine intend to discuss in Part Two of Rights of Man?
(a) Very little.
(c) An average amount.
(d) A lot.
13. How many nations did Paine believe had the right to establish constitutions?
(a) Only a few of them.
(b) All of them.
(c) Several of them.
(d) Most of them.
14. What taxes did Paine think should be abolished in the British government?
(a) Houses, windows, and poor-rates.
(b) Windows and poor-rates, but not houses.
(c) Poor-rates, but not houses or windows.
(d) Houses and poor-rates, but not windows.
15. How did Paine describe America in Part Two of Rights of Man?
(a) A country of limitless progress.
(b) A country of rapid progress.
(c) A country of limitless production.
(d) A country of rapid production.
Short Answer Questions
1. Building on the foundation of Part One, in what style was Part Two of Rights of Man written?
2. What was it about George Washington, the first American President, that Paine thought put all of the kings to shame?
3. When was the Articles of Confederation passed?
4. What type of fighting did Paine think corporate charters produced where they existed?
5. Which office were foreigners prohibited from having under the American Constitution?
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