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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. In Paine's opinion, when did a society need government even less?
(a) When it had good moral character.
(b) When it had an established trade agreement.
(c) When it had an effective military.
(d) When it had vast resources.

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

3. What word did Paine use to describe the decisions of juries in Part Two of Rights of Man?
(a) Ambiguous.
(b) Confusing.
(c) Arbitrary.
(d) Controversial.

4. When was the Articles of Confederation passed?
(a) 1780.
(b) 1781.
(c) 1783.
(d) 1782.

5. As mentioned by Paine in Of the Old and New Systems of Government, which type of monarchy did Abbe Sieyes prefer?
(a) Selective.
(b) Generational.
(c) Elective.
(d) Hereditary.

Short Answer Questions

1. What type of taxes did the Peers pay?

2. In proportion to the poor, what kind of taxes did Paine think the Peers should have paid?

3. Besides the mutual dependence of man, what did Paine think would drive social order forward?

4. What type of fighting did Paine think corporate charters produced where they existed?

5. What did Paine say about the elderly in the workhouse in Ways and Means of Improving the Conditions of Europe?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why did Paine think that natural rights rejected hereditary government?

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

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

4. What was the difference in the opinions of Sieyes and Burke and the monarchies?

5. Why did Paine think that America was the only country that could have tried the new form of government he supported?

6. As discussed in Ways and Means of Improving the Conditions of Europe, what effect would a possible alliance with France have for England?

7. How did Paine describe the elderly and the children in Europe?

8. What was Paine's opinion of George Washington?

9. Why did Paine support commerce and universal trade in Ways and Means of Improving the Conditions of Europe?

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

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