On Liberty Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 2, Of the Liberty of Thought & Discussion.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does John Stuart Mill show about the real challenge regarding one's views?
(a) It is to face the conflict that can emerge when opinions are shared with a view to obtaining the truth of any given matter.
(b) It is to face the fact that your beliefs may be wrong.
(c) It is to make sure one's views are accurate and without faults.
(d) It is to keep those views to oneself.

2. There was a great movement toward greater _____________ for the peoples of Europe.
(a) War.
(b) Fear.
(c) Independence.
(d) Dependence.

3. Would this social project be easy?
(a) No, not at all.
(b) No, not necessarily.
(c) Yes, would be fairly easy.
(d) Yes, it would be very easy.

4. During the Middle Ages, on what had logical premises been founded?
(a) Scientific studies, rather than religious beliefs and ideals.
(b) Students' own thoughts and experiences, rather than the knowledge from authority figures.
(c) Religious beliefs and ideals, rather than scientific studies.
(d) Knowledge taken from authority rather than derived from experience or from one's own mind.

5. He asserts his own view that even if only one individual on the entire face of the Earth holds a particular opinion that he or she can do what?
(a) Keep his or her opinion to him or herself.
(b) Quietly mention it.
(c) At least verbally express it.
(d) Listen to others' opinions.

Short Answer Questions

1. For millions, if knowledge of the solar system were not proliferated and supporting information both provided and explained would the majority conclude from direct personal experience that the planets travel around the Sun?

2. What altered who could be citizens and who hoped to be, or to become so?

3. What does Mill directly confront regarding this issue?

4. What is one goal of education during the Middle Ages?

5. In what was Mill's education very strong?

(see the answer key)

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