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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. 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) Specific happiness.
(b) General laws.
(c) Specific laws.
(d) General happiness.
2. What did the Declaration of Independence lead to for the representative government that prevailed?
(a) A sense of completion.
(b) A sense of goodness.
(c) A sense of cohesiveness.
(d) A sense of power.
3. What type of trade did Paine think would destroy war in Ways and Means of Improving the Conditions of Europe?
4. What was the compact between the people of the United States that Paine mentioned in Of Constitutions?
(a) To develop a system based on laws.
(b) To create and sustain a government.
(c) To develop a system based on taxes.
(d) To create and sustain a philosophy.
5. What were the new principles of government that Paine wrote about in Of the Old and New Systems of Government?
(a) Provisional justice and legality.
(b) Delegation of power and the common interest.
(c) Delegation of power and the common good.
(d) Provisional justice and loyalty.
6. When in 1174 did Congress meet to offer recommendations about the new Constitution?
7. Using his own life experiences as proof of his expertise, what did Paine think the young people of Europe needed?
(a) More examples to look to.
(b) Moral instruction.
(c) Rules and consequences.
(d) Lessons in reality.
8. How did Paine describe republicanism in Of the Old and New Systems of Government?
(a) It reinforces the notion of justice.
(b) It promotes the common thinking.
(c) It promotes the common good.
(d) It reinforces the notion of loyalty.
9. Which two functions did Paine outline for governments in Of Constitutions?
(a) Developing laws and passing them.
(b) Developing laws and enforcing them.
(c) Passing laws and enforcing them.
(d) Passing laws and revising them.
10. How did Paine describe America in Part Two of Rights of Man?
(a) A country of rapid progress.
(b) A country of limitless production.
(c) A country of rapid production.
(d) A country of limitless progress.
11. How much of Burke's new work did Paine intend to discuss in Part Two of Rights of Man?
(a) A lot.
(b) An average amount.
(d) Very little.
12. How did Paine describe the laws protecting the aristocracy in Ways and Means of Improving the Conditions of Europe?
(a) Misleading and unjust.
(b) Brutal and confusing.
(c) Brutal and unjust.
(d) Misleading and confusing.
13. Building on the foundation of Part One, in what style was Part Two of Rights of Man written?
(a) Measured, thoughtful and inclusive.
(b) Thoughtful and inclusive.
(c) Measured and thoughtful.
(d) Measured and derogatory.
14. As mentioned by Paine in Of the Old and New Systems of Government, which type of monarchy did Abbe Sieyes prefer?
15. 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 exaggerated.
(d) They were in error.
Short Answer Questions
1. How did Paine refer to tax revenue in the European governments?
2. Which effect did Paine think domestic trade had on foreign trade?
3. As Paine explained in Ways and Means of Improving the Conditions of Europe, what should the increase of commerce never be attributed to?
4. Compared to previous Revolutions, what did Paine think future Revolutions would be like?
5. What forms of objection were there to the Articles of Confederation?
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