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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Announcing the arrival of representative government at the end of Ways and Means of Improving the Conditions of Europe, how did Paine advise that future revolution should be contemplated?
2. What did Paine say about the elderly in the workhouse in Ways and Means of Improving the Conditions of Europe?
(a) They were unemployed.
(b) They were energized.
(c) They were exhausted.
(d) They were underpaid.
3. What did Paine think should happen to every bill before it was voted on in a representative style of government?
(a) It should be challenged by the people.
(b) It should be debated in succession.
(c) It should be read by the people.
(d) It should be approved by a majority.
4. What word did Paine use to describe the English Constitution in Of Constitutions?
5. Compared to previous Revolutions, what did Paine think future Revolutions would be like?
(b) More expensive.
(c) Less expensive.
6. As explained by Paine in Of Constitutions, what made the constitutions binding?
(a) Nations put their coexistence as a priority.
(b) Nations put their success as a priority.
(c) Nations had no interest in being misled.
(d) Nations had no interest in being wrong.
7. What type of formal government did the frontier areas of America have before the American Revolution?
(a) More than they did after the Revolution.
(b) Very little.
(c) The same as they did after the Revolution.
8. What was the compact between the people of the United States that Paine mentioned in Of Constitutions?
(a) To create and sustain a philosophy.
(b) To develop a system based on taxes.
(c) To develop a system based on laws.
(d) To create and sustain a government.
9. How many counties did Pennsylvania initially have before the American Constitution was formed?
10. What concern did many people in the states have about the newly ratified Constitution?
(a) It was too short.
(b) It would be interpreted literally by the government.
(c) It was too long.
(d) It would be interpreted differently by the government.
11. What were Paine's thoughts about the idea of nations flourishing on commerce alone?
(a) It was possible, but should not be done.
(b) It should only be done in certain nations.
(c) It was possible and should be done.
(d) It should not and could not be done.
12. What two things did Paine think were at the root of old governments in Of the Old and New Systems of Government?
(a) Greed and deception.
(b) Greed and delusion.
(c) Power and self-aggrandizement.
(d) Power and self-promotiion.
13. How did Paine describe the society in small domains where government was necessary?
14. Building on the foundation of Part One, in what style was Part Two of Rights of Man written?
(a) Measured and thoughtful.
(b) Measured and derogatory.
(c) Thoughtful and inclusive.
(d) Measured, thoughtful and inclusive.
15. Which office were foreigners prohibited from having under the American Constitution?
Short Answer Questions
1. Which alliance did Paine suggest should take place in Ways and Means of Improving the Conditions of Europe?
2. In concluding Of the Old and New Systems of Government, what did Paine state was the basis for free governments?
3. 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?
4. What type of fighting did Paine think corporate charters produced where they existed?
5. Considering the point that Paine made in Of Constitutions, what were governments designed to promote under a constitution?
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