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

2. Was Mill's attempt the first?
(a) No.
(b) Yes, in the 1800s.
(c) Maybe.
(d) Yes.

3. 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?
(a) No.
(b) Most.
(c) Maybe.
(d) Yes.

4. When does the author believe the clash of opposition is good?
(a) When the clash changes both.
(b) When the clash is not violent.
(c) When the clash is not deadly.
(d) When any clash occurs.

5. His knowledge could easily have been mistaken for what?
(a) Heresy.
(b) Fact.
(c) Lies.
(d) Mere belief or opinion.

Short Answer Questions

1. Of what does the philosopher argue in favor regarding opposing views?

2. Despite the reality that Mill's idea is far from new, it is what?

3. What is one topic these friends covered?

4. 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?

5. Why does the author go on to put this liberty into historical context?

(see the answer key)

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