Thomas Paine
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  • Question 1
    300 seconds
    Q. When Paine begins his speech with the phrase “These are the times that try men’s souls” (1) he is suggesting that —
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    men, not women, will suffer in the events that are coming
    This is a time that forces people to show their true selves
    a period of boredom is coming for the colonists
    those who fight in the revolution will be saved
  • Question 2
    30 seconds
    Q.

    This writing was published during the American Revolution and paved the way for the Declaration of Independence.

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    Rights of man

    The American Crisis

    Common Sense

  • Question 3
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Thomas Paine was...

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    A supporter of the American Revolution

    Against the American Revolution

    Wrote propaganda against the American government

    Wrote propaganda for the British government

  • Question 4
    30 seconds
    Q.

    According to the introductory ideas, what message was Paine trying to get across to his readers?

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    It is easy to love your country in times of peace.

    It is difficult to support your county in times of war.

    We each much decide if we feel war is needed.

    We must join the war to fight for our freedom.

  • Question 5
    30 seconds
    Q.

    According to Paine, who should fight for freedom?

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    Everyone!

    Only men!

    Only able men!

    Only those who want to fight!

  • Question 6
    900 seconds
    Q.

    ·Common Sense was a pamphlet Thomas Paine published to distribute in the colonies to...

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    explain to Britain why they should end the quartering act

    influence more people to join the independence movement.

    to join the Loyalist party

    abide by the Intolerable acts

  • Question 7
    30 seconds
    Q.

    True or false: Paine believed wanting freedom was not enough.

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    True

    False

  • Question 8
    120 seconds
    Q.

    Pick the modern English translation for the following excerpt: “I have heard it asserted by some, that as America hath flourished under her former connection with Great Britain, the same connection is necessary towards her future happiness, and will always have the same effect. Nothing can be more fallacious than this kind of argument.”

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    “There is nothing positive that will come from staying connected to Great Britain.”

    “Maybe all along the only reason Great Britain cared for us was for HER benefit!”

    “How can a tiny country like Great Britain be expected to care for such a large nation like America. It just doesn’t make sense. It should be the other way around.”

    “Some people believe that the colonies have and will always benefit from Great Britain but I couldn’t disagree more with that statement.”

  • Question 9
    120 seconds
    Q.

    Pick the modern English translation for the following excerpt: “But Britain is the parent country, say some. Then the more shame upon her conduct. Even brutes do not devour their young, nor savages make war upon their families…

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    “Some people believe that the colonies have and will always benefit from Great Britain but I couldn’t disagree more with that statement

    “Maybe all along the only reason Great Britain cared for us was for HER benefit!”

    “Don’t call Great Britain our caretaker – they’ve been abusive to us!”

    “There is nothing positive that will come from staying connected to Great Britain.”

  • Question 10
    120 seconds
    Q.

    “I challenge the warmest advocate for reconciliation, to show a single advantage that this continent can reap, by being connected with Great Britain. I repeat the challenge; not a single advantage is derived.

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    “There is nothing positive that will come from staying connected to Great Britain.”

    “Maybe all along the only reason Great Britain cared for us was for HER benefit!”

    “We need to be free NOW before things get any worse. If we wait, it will only be harder.”

    “Some people believe that the colonies have and will always benefit from Great Britain but I couldn’t disagree more with that statement.”

  • Question 11
    120 seconds
    Q.

    “Small islands, not capable of protecting themselves, are the proper objects for kingdoms to take under their care; but there is something absurd, in supposing a continent to be perpetually governed by an island. In no instance hath nature made the satellite larger than its primary planet.”

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    “We need to be free NOW before things get any worse. If we wait, it will only be harder.”

    “Some people believe that the colonies have and will always benefit from Great Britain but I couldn’t disagree more with that statement.”

    “Maybe all along the only reason Great Britain cared for us was for HER benefit!”

    “How can a tiny country like Great Britain be expected to care for such a large nation like America. It just doesn’t make sense. It should be the other way around.”

  • Question 12
    120 seconds
    Q.

    “Nothing but independence…can keep the peace of the continent…A government of our own is our natural right: and when a man seriously reflects on the precariousness of human affairs, he will become convinced, that it is infinitely wiser and safer, to form a constitution of our own in a cool deliberate manner, while we have it in our power…”

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    “How can a tiny country like Great Britain be expected to care for such a large nation like America. It just doesn’t make sense. It should be the other way around.”

    “We need to be free NOW before things get any worse. If we wait, it will only be harder.”

    “There is nothing positive that will come from staying connected to Great Britain.”

    “Maybe all along the only reason Great Britain cared for us was for HER benefit!”

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