The Age Of Reason by Thomas Paine: Summary & Philosophy

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Which of the following was NOT written by Thomas Paine?

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1. What is the central premise of The Age of Reason?

2. What did Thomas Paine argue in Common Sense?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Thomas Paine's The Age of Reason was met with both praise and disgust. His criticism of organized religion and advocacy for individual reason had an impact on American thinking and culture. Use the interactive quiz to solidify your knowledge of The Age of Reason, and how it fit into Thomas Paine's contribution to American philosophy and literature.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be tested on:

  • Identifying other works by Thomas Paine
  • Paine's philosophical ideas as expressed in The Age of Reason and other works
  • Details about The Age of Reason and Thomas Paine

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most significant information about Thomas Paine's philosophical ideals as expressed in The Age of Reason and other works
  • Information recall - access the knowledge gained about the details of Paine's work, The Age of Reason
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about Thomas Paine's personal religion from the related lesson on The Age of Reason

Additional Learning

To learn more about The Age of Reason, review the accompanying lesson titled The Age Of Reason by Thomas Paine: Summary & Philosophy. The objectives addressed include:

  • Define key terms such as 'Enlightenment'
  • Know who Thomas Paine was, when he lived, and the names of his other famous works
  • Understand the impact of The Age of Reason, and how it was received
  • Read and analyze the content of The Age of Reason
  • Recognize the influence of his philosophical ideals on his work
  • Know the idea that The Age of Reason popularized
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