Who Was Thomas Paine? - Pamphlets & Facts


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What job did Paine have in England before he became a journalist in America?

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1. Who met Paine in London and encouraged him to move to Philadelphia?

2. Which pamphlet made the argument that England was too small to rule America?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you understand the impact of Thomas Paine's political writings, as well as the major events in his life. Each question will provide you with a multiple-choice list of answers.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz and worksheet to test yourself on the following:

  • Thomas Paine's life and background
  • Major influences on Paine's career and writing
  • Paine's major works
  • Paine's controversy in France

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access your knowledge on Thomas Paine's life and writing
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Paine's writing and its impact
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about Thomas Paine's pamphlets from the related lesson

Additional Learning

The lesson titled Who Was Thomas Paine? - Pamphlets & Facts provides further information about this influential figure and his works. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand Paine's influence on the American Revolution
  • Know some of the factors that helped shape Paine's beliefs
  • Understand the use and popularity of pamphlets
  • Recognize the impact of Common Sense