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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. As he noted in the Preface, where did Paine desire to collect his political thoughts?
(a) In many places.
(b) In two places.
(c) In several places.
(d) In one place.

2. Which century was Thomas Paine known for being one of the great political thinkers?
(a) Eighteenth century.
(b) Twentieth century.
(c) Seventeenth century
(d) Nineteenth century.

3. Which articles of Observations on the Declarations of Rights outlined the principles on which the laws of France should be built?
(a) The seventh through the tenth.
(b) The eighth through the tenth.
(c) The seventh through the eleventh.
(d) The eighth through the eleventh.

4. Based on Paine's assessment, how were the people's opinion of government changing as a result of the American and French Revolutions?
(a) Irreversibly.
(b) Not quickly enough.
(c) Gradually.
(d) Quickly.

5. Because of the American and French Revolutions, what was being undermined about the old governments in Paine's opinion?
(a) History.
(b) Authority.
(c) Control.
(d) Legitimacy.

Short Answer Questions

1. As Paine wrote, what kind of impact would the French Revolution have?

2. As explained by Paine in the Conclusion of Part One, which two forces was mankind influenced by?

3. Why did Paine have an accurate account of the Revolution he discussed in Rights of Man?

4. Why did Paine choose to write a Miscellaneous Chapter of miscellaneous thoughts?

5. In Rights of Man, what did Paine say society granted men?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Paine clarify the target of the French people during the Revolution?

2. What explanation did Paine given in Rights of Man about natural rights and human authority?

3. How did Paine indicate his intent for writing the Rights of Man in the second preface?

4. According to the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of Citizens, what was the purpose of laws?

5. What criticism of Burke did Paine include at the end of the Miscellaneous Chapter?

6. What rights did Dr. Price think the people of England had, and how did Burke disagree?

7. Who did Paine say his audience was in the third preface and what was his response to the backlash his readers were experiencing?

8. How did Paine describe the main articles in the Declaration of Rights?

9. How did the English people differ with the English government about the French Revolution?

10. How did Paine dispute Burke's opinion of the hereditary monarchy in the Miscellaneous Chapter?

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