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Reflections on the Revolution in France: Summary & Analysis

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What drove Burke to write his Reflections on the Revolution in France so shortly after the revolution broke out?

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1. What famous British pamphleteer and author directly criticized Burke's interpretation of the French Revolution in his work The Rights of Man?

2. What was unusual about Burke' position toward the American Revolution in contrast to the French Revolution?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Burke's text, Reflections on the Revolution in France, was ahead of its time in that it predicted the tumultuous times to come following the French Revolution. Assess your understanding of this text, and the reactions of others to this text, by taking these assessments.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Assessments will focus on:

  • Which friendship Burke ruined over the publishing of his book
  • Burke's argument against the success of the French Revolution
  • Burke's position toward the American & French Revolution

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding who criticized Burke's interpretation of the French Revolution in The Rights of Man
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on Burke's perspective of the French Revolution
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question regarding the reason Burke wrote Reflections on the Revolution in France shortly after the revolution broke out

Additional Learning

Learn more about Burke's most popular literary work by reviewing the lesson titled Reflections on the Revolution in France: Summary & Analysis. Objectives covered include:

  • Understand Burke's opposition to the French Revolution
  • Know which literary figures were critical of Burke
  • Review biographical information about Burke
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