On Liberty Quiz | Four Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 4, Of the Limits to the Authority of the Society over the Individual.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Does the author confine his criticisms to his own nation?
(a) Yes.
(b) At first.
(c) No.
(d) Only later.

2. Of what does the philosopher argue in favor regarding opposing views?
(a) Not considering others' faulty beliefs and views.
(b) Accepting others' beliefs as their own.
(c) People staying true to their own beliefs and not listening to opposing views.
(d) People learning to at least face and confront their opposition.

3. What was initially thought to be John Stuart Mill's career?
(a) The priesthood.
(b) Painting.
(c) Music.
(d) Mathematics.

4. Why does humanity know the truth about the Solar System?
(a) Copernicus' studies were thorough and complete.
(b) Those who researched the matter intensively and extensively.
(c) The general population has been interested in studying the Solar system.
(d) Humanity does not know the truth about the Solar system.

5. What was limiting Copernicus' sharing of his knowledge?
(a) His view was extremely unpopular and met with a great deal of derision and persecution.
(b) His was was extremely unpopular and met with much opposition.
(c) His view was hardly noticed by others, so his opinions were ignored.
(d) His view was extremely popular, so others did not dispute it.

Short Answer Questions

1. The entire chapter is devoted to discussing what?

2. Where does this example take place?

3. Here John Stuart Mill addresses the impact of what regarding expressing one's opinions?

4. Amongst the British, ________ were one of the categories of members of society who were actively seeking increased rights, responsibilities and liberties within the nations of the Empire, particularly on the isles of Britain herself.

5. What does Mill say about when one might pass a village or two away from one's home?

(see the answer key)

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