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Trivia Quiz - Thomas Paine: Free Thinker of the World


Questions about the man whose writings inspired the American Revolutionary leaders and followers.

Quiz Number: 3229
Date Submitted: October 07, 2009
Quiz Categories: American History, American Founding Fathers
Quiz Type: Personality Quiz
Author: grant228
Average Score: 58 percent
Times Taken: 148 times
Taken by Registered Users: 5
Quiz is about: Thomas Paine

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1. Thomas Paine was born in 1737 in which country?
  A.   Ireland
  B.   Canada
  C.   England
  D.   America

2. In 1774 Paine was introduced to which revolutionary thinker?
  A.   Benjamin Franklin
  B.   Samuel Adams
  C.   Paul Revere
  D.   George Washington

3. In 1776 Paine's work advocating independence for the American colonies was published. It was titled?
  A.   Common Sense
  B.   The Rights of Man
  C.   A Call to Arms
  D.   Principles of Freedom

4. Which U S Revolutionary leader had Paine's words read to the Continental Army?
  A.   George Washington
  B.   Patrick Henry
  C.   Nathan Hale
  D.   John Paul Jones

5. In 1792 Paine was tried for treason in Britain in absentia for writing which treatise?
  A.   Age of Reason
  B.   Republic not Royalty
  C.   The Case for Independence
  D.   The Rights of Man

6. In 1792 he was elected to the National Convention of which country?
  A.   Ireland
  B.   France
  C.   America
  D.   Italy

7. In 1793 he was jailed for 10 months in which country?
  A.   France
  B.   America
  C.   Germany
  D.   England

8. Which future U S President successfully argued for Paine's release, claiming him to be an American citizen?
  A.   Thomas Jefferson
  B.   John Adams
  C.   James Madison
  D.   James Monroe

9. Paine wrote, "It is only by the exercise of __________ that man can discover God." What quality was Paine referring to?
  A.   faith
  B.   hope
  C.   reason
  D.   trust

10. In 1809 Paine died a social outcast mainly due to his views on?
  A.   Religion
  B.   Sexual relations
  C.   Changes to America since independence
  D.   George Washington's failings


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