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. How is John Stuart Mill viewed?
(a) As having been a fairly prominent philosopher at his time.
(b) As having been a crazy man full of crazy ideas.
(c) As having been the most prominent of all English-speaking thinkers of any time.
(d) As having been the most prominent English-speaking thinker in the 19th century.

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

3. Of what is there a tendency in 1800s England, regarding education?
(a) For people to teach themselves one side of an argument but not to educate themselves in the opposing views.
(b) For people to only teach themselves the opposing side of an argument.
(c) For people to teach themselves both sides of an argument.
(d) For people to not study any side of an argument, to avoid disagreements.

4. What took place centuries later, regarding Copernicus' knowledge?
(a) His unpopular opinion has been accepted as true knowledge which has proliferated to the point of being common knowledge.
(b) His popular opinion has been accepted as true knowledge which has proliferated to the point of being common knowledge.
(c) His unpopular opinion has been proven wrong.
(d) His popular opinion has been proven wrong.

5. What did Mary Wollstonecraft support?
(a) Equality for African Americans.
(b) Pro life.
(c) Women's rights.
(d) Gay rights.

Short Answer Questions

1. Both law and public opinion have a tendency to do what?

2. What does the author believe leads to progress?

3. What does Mill begin to set forth?

4. Was Mill an advocate for the women's rights movement?

5. How does John Stuart Mill begin this chapter?

(see the answer key)

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