Rights of Man Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Rights of Man Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which French causes did Paine think were also representative of the entire world?

2. Challenging Burke's view that the government had knowledge, what did Paine insist that Burke could not prove?

3. To show the effectiveness of a government without a monarchy, how did Paine refer to the United States of America?

4. According to Paine, where did Burke derive his arguments from?

5. What happened to responsibility when a country attempted to blend both influences that Paine referenced in the Conclusion of Part One?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What were some of Paine's problems with Burke's views of governmental wisdom?

3. What was the main point in the first preface for Rights of Man?

4. Which rights did Paine include in the third preface for Rights of Man?

5. What was the difference of opinion that Paine and Burke had about the Bastille?

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

7. What drawbacks to the English government did Paine write about while covering the rights that the French people had?

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

9. Which inefficiencies of the English government did Paine discuss in the Miscellaneous Chapter?

10. Which criticism did Paine make about Burke's view of the French Constitution at the end of Rights of Man?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain three examples of mistakes that Burke made in his description of the French Revolution, Paine's correction of the mistakes, and what their inaccuracy showed about Burke's opinions.

Essay Topic 2

Analyze Paine's explanation of commerce and trade in Ways and Means of Improving the Conditions of Europe, including the benefits of commerce, how it could be increased, and Paine's response to the objections that had been made about free trade.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss three major differences that Paine and Burke had in their opinions of a hereditary monarchy. Also, include an explanation of what a hereditary monarchy was, the negative effects it had on society, and whether or not you agree with Paine about its absurdity.

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