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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What taxes did Paine think should be abolished in the British government?
(a) Houses and poor-rates, but not windows.
(b) Houses, windows, and poor-rates.
(c) Windows and poor-rates, but not houses.
(d) Poor-rates, but not houses or windows.
2. How did Paine describe America in Part Two of Rights of Man?
(a) A country of rapid progress.
(b) A country of rapid production.
(c) A country of limitless progress.
(d) A country of limitless production.
3. What type of formal government did the frontier areas of America have before the American Revolution?
(a) The same as they did after the Revolution.
(b) More than they did after the Revolution.
(d) Very little.
4. How much power did Paine think the Articles of Confederation gave the states?
(a) The right amount.
(b) Too much.
(c) He did not comment on it.
(d) Not enough.
5. According to Paine in Of Constitutions, how many representative bodies should a government have?
6. How many houses of Congress were part of the Constitution that was ratified at the constitutional convention?
7. What were the new principles of government that Paine wrote about in Of the Old and New Systems of Government?
(a) Delegation of power and the common interest.
(b) Provisional justice and legality.
(c) Provisional justice and loyalty.
(d) Delegation of power and the common good.
8. Which part of the English Constitution did Paine cite as a significant achievement?
(a) Petition of Right.
(b) Bill of Rights.
(c) Magna Carta.
(d) Charter of Liberties.
9. Based on the information in Ways and Means of Improving the Conditions of Europe, what should be the aim of the new governments of Europe?
(a) General laws.
(b) General happiness.
(c) Specific laws.
(d) Specific happiness.
10. How much of Burke's new work did Paine intend to discuss in Part Two of Rights of Man?
(a) An average amount.
(b) A lot.
(c) Very little.
11. What did Paine urge the people of Europe to believe in?
(a) Their understanding of laws.
(b) Their understanding of civilization.
(c) Their ability to organize themselves.
(d) Their ability to govern themselves.
12. Because the English government was undisciplined in Paine's opinion, what were they too preoccupied with?
(a) Foreign affairs.
(b) Changing the laws.
(c) Maintaining the laws.
13. Which alliance did Paine suggest should take place in Ways and Means of Improving the Conditions of Europe?
(a) America, Italy, and France.
(b) Italy, England, and France.
(c) America, Italy, and England.
(d) America, England, and France.
14. 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 exaggerated.
(b) They were fabricated.
(c) They were intentionally misleading.
(d) They were in error.
15. Using history to support his opinion, what did Paine find unsurprising about how governments began?
(a) They began as murderers.
(b) They began as robbers.
(c) They began in ignorance.
(d) They began in chaos.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who did Paine contend that a monarchy was maintained to amuse?
2. What was Paine's opinion of Burke's new work when he wrote Part Two of Rights of Man?
3. How did Paine describe the idea of bureaucrats managing trade properly?
4. In Paine's opinion, when did a society need government even less?
5. Compared to previous Revolutions, what did Paine think future Revolutions would be like?
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