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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. How did Paine describe the society in small domains where government was necessary?
(a) Indifferent.
(b) Incomplete.
(c) Incompetent.
(d) Irrational.

2. How many counties did Pennsylvania initially have before the American Constitution was formed?
(a) Ten.
(b) Eight.
(c) Fourteen.
(d) Twelve.

3. What idea did Paine think the European government should be constructed on?
(a) National cooperation.
(b) Universal civilization.
(c) Universal cooperation.
(d) National civilization.

4. How did Paine describe republicanism in Of the Old and New Systems of Government?
(a) It promotes the common thinking.
(b) It reinforces the notion of loyalty.
(c) It reinforces the notion of justice.
(d) It promotes the common good.

5. How much power did Paine think the Articles of Confederation gave the states?
(a) The right amount.
(b) He did not comment on it.
(c) Not enough.
(d) Too much.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which event did Paine refer to in Of the Origin of the Present Old Governments as he discussed the formation of the English government?

2. What did the Declaration of Independence lead to for the representative government that prevailed?

3. In Of Society and Civilization, what point did Paine make about social order?

4. What was Paine's opinion of Burke's new work when he wrote Part Two of Rights of Man?

5. How did Paine refer to tax revenue in the European governments?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Paine define the old governments and the new governments in Chapter 3?

2. Which countries did Paine think should have a constitution and what would make it work for them?

3. What description of early America did Paine provide in order to prove how a society could maintain itself without government?

4. Based on the information provided in Of Constitutions, how did the American Constitution avoid the same mistakes made by the monarchical governments?

5. How did Paine discuss social order in Chapter 1?

6. Which two functions did Paine divide governments into in Of Constitutions?

7. How did Paine describe Republicanism as a response to Burke at the end of Chapter 3?

8. How did Paine end Rights of Man with the optimism of the coming Revolutions and Republics?

9. What was the purpose of Congress' original meetings in 1774 and 1775, and what effect did the Declaration of Independence have on America?

10. How much time had passed between Part One and Part Two of Rights of Man, and how did Burke respond to Part One?

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