The Crisis No. 1 Self-assessment

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  • 1. 
    Paine's main purpose in The Crisis, like Patrick Henry's, is to
    • A. 

      a. Describe the current status of the war

    • B. 

      b. Plead for lower taxes

    • C. 

      c. Urge the Americans to greater action and commitment against the British

    • D. 

      d. List in detail the misdeeds of King George


  • 2. 
    What is the main point of Paine's writing?
    • A. 

      a. The time for armed struggle is over.

    • B. 

      b. Colonists who support Britain are weak and cowardly.

    • C. 

      c. The king of Britain is a fool.

    • D. 

      d. The colonists must endure and keep fighting.


  • 3. 
    How does Paine view the war happening in his lifetime?
    • A. 

      a. he is glad America is at war so that he can display his leadership skills

    • B. 

      b. better that there is war now and peace later for my child

    • C. 

      c. he thinks God is angry with America and is punishing them with war

    • D. 

      d. he is indifferent; he doesn't care one way or the other


  • 4. 
    What literary term is being used in the following example?: "Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods."
    • A. 

      A. alliteration

    • B. 

      B. assonance

    • C. 

      C. repetition

    • D. 

      D. simile


  • 5. 
    Paine's primary purpose for saying that "a common murderer, a highwayman, or a house-breaker, has as good a pretense as [the king]" is to
    • A. 

      a. Show how the common criminal is persecuted by the king's representatives

    • B. 

      b. Stress the lawlessness of the king's actions

    • C. 

      c. Emphasize the notion of democracy

    • D. 

      d. Appeal to his audience's fear of crime


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