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Drapier's Letters: Quiz


Question 1: All attempts by the Irish Privy Council and the ________ to prevent the release of the coinage proved fruitless.
Church of EnglandAnglicanismEpiscopal Church (United States)Church of Ireland

Question 2: The final image of this letter is that of the small but brave ________ versus the giant Goliath.

Question 3: The Drapier begins his letter with three quotations: Psalm 109, Ecclesiasticus/Sirach 7, and Virgil's ________ Book Five.
ApolloAugustusJuno (mythology)Aeneid

Question 4: Although the Drapier constantly asserts his loyalty to the King, his words did not prevent claims of ________ from being leveled against him in response to the third and fourth letters.

Question 5: Jonathan Swift, then Dean of St Patrick's Cathedral in ________, was already known for his concern for the Irish people and for writing several political pamphlets.

Question 6: The patent issue soon became a struggle between Prime Minister ________ (with the authority of the British Parliament) and the leaders of Ireland.
Robert WalpoleHenry PelhamWilliam Pitt the YoungerHenry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth

Question 7: [16] It was also known by the Irish authorities that Swift's political pamphleteering had been employed by the ________ government of Queen Anne, and that he would use his abilities to undermine the Whig government of Walpole.
Red ToryCanadaConservatismTory

Question 8: The Drapier does not directly attack ________'s assay of Wood's coin, but instead attacks the process behind the assay and the witnesses who testified before the Privy Council.
Immanuel KantPlatoRené DescartesIsaac Newton

Question 9: This line of argument follows the political philosophy of ________ in the Two Treatises on Government (1689).
Immanuel KantPlatoJohn LockeGottfried Leibniz

Question 10: William Wood, according to the Drapier, was already involved in a similar dispute with a coin he printed for ________.
ConnecticutMassachusettsMaineRhode Island


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