ENGL 201 Pre Test 2 Liberty University

  1. John Locke and Thomas Jefferson co-authored the draft of “The Declaration of Independence.”
  2. In “Common Sense,” Thomas Paine argued for independence solely on the issue of taxes.
  3. Words such as “inalienable,” “annihilation,” “usurpations,” and “invariably” are examples of the formal language used by Thomas Paine in “Common Sense.”
  4. Thomas Paine’s works such as the “Crisis Series” are considered a form of propaganda.
  5. The clause too, reprobating the enslaving the inhabitants of Africa, was struck out in complaisance to South Carolina and Georgia, who had never attempted to restrain the importation of slaves, and who, on the contrary, still wished to continue it.  Our northern brethren also, I believe, felt a little tender under those censures; for though their people had very few slaves themselves, yet they had been pretty considerable carriers of them to others. This excerpt is from Thomas Jefferson’s______
  6. Phyllis Wheatley’s first poem was published in Rhode Island Newspaper.
  7. Phillis Wheatley was the first woman to publish an African-American novel.
  8. Isaac Newton theorized that human beings are irrational creatures and, therefore, were incapable of understanding the mechanistic laws of nature.
  9. George Washington describes Wheatley’s poetry as “elegant lines…exhibiting striking proof of … poetical talents.”
  10. In “Common Sense” Thomas Paine recommended reconciliation with King George II.
  11. Established the blueprint for the rag-to-riches narrative.
  12. In “Common Sense,” Thomas Paine uses a dignified, formal language.
  13. Wrote Leaves of Grass
  14. Thomas Paine’s Age of Reason was published during the American Revolution.
  15. Author of “Silence Dogood”
  16. Harvard was founded in 1618 in Puritan New Haven to offset rationalism at Yale.
  17. Thomas Jefferson imitated Thomas Paine’s use of the language of common people when drafting the Declaration of Independence.
  18. Isaac Newton perceived God deistically as First Cause, as the creator of the Universe, and as one who works through unchangeable laws of nature.
  19. The 13 virtues of self-improvement course that Thomas Jefferson expounded in his Autobiography included love of country.
  20. The Age of Reason marked a shift from Theism to Deism.