1. What does Paine think of government?

2. Where was Paine originally from?

3. How does Paine describe the natural state of man?

4. What does Paine consider a great sin committed by the Ancient Jews?

5. Even if a king gains legitimate power, why does Paine think that king's children should not automatically attain the same position?

6. What is the term Paine uses for the idea that America should resolve its differences with Britain and return to her empire?

7. Which of the following reasons does Paine NOT cite when he argues that the colonies must free themselves from British rule?

8. What does Paine suggest that America build?

9. Why does Paine think America's small size is an advantage in the struggle for independence?