On Liberty Quiz | Eight Week Quiz D

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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. In what work of this ancient philosopher does he refer to factions within a political system?
(a) Philosophy.
(b) Aesthetics.
(c) Politics.
(d) Sociology.

2. What is the definition for this type of liberty?
(a) The rights of man within the government.
(b) The rights of man within his religious views.
(c) The rights of man within his private life.
(d) The rights of man within the state or nation.

3. By exposing opinions, what chance are people given?
(a) To correct the mistakes of others or of enriching the consciousness of both or all those involved.
(b) To tell the truth.
(c) To continue to believe their own opinions without regard to others.
(d) To harrass others about their beliefs.

4. What does the author think of destructive attacks against an opinion?
(a) They are wise.
(b) They are unwise.
(c) They useful.
(d) They are unavoidable.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The movements towards individuality that is released from intense restrictions are a sign, according to the philosopher, of what?

2. The Europeans want an increase in rights for whom?

3. Does Mill directly mention women in particular?

4. Of what is there a tendency in 1800s England, regarding education?

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

(see the answer key)

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