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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is another major benefit of giving freedom and safety to voice individual opinions within society?
(a) Those who are mistaken will continue to believe only themselves.
(b) Those who know the truth can keep it to themselves.
(c) Those who know the truth can share it with others.
(d) Those who are mistaken can come to see the truth.

2. What is a danger of more democracy?
(a) Frustration.
(b) Misunderstanding.
(c) Freedom.
(d) Tyranny.

3. In what did Mill sincerely believe regarding women?
(a) The innate equality of women.
(b) Their inequality.
(c) Their innate subservient behavior.
(d) Their feminine intelligence and instincts.

4. Who is John Stuart's brother?
(a) Joshua Bartlett.
(b) Justin Benjamin.
(c) James Brown.
(d) Jeremy Bentham.

5. Mill believes that freedom of speech as a means of clear expression of opinion has the possibility of doing what?
(a) Introducing many false beliefs to the general public.
(b) Causing problems.
(c) Forcing individuals to listen to each other.
(d) Advancing humanity through the discovery and use of the truth.

6. Who is Mill's ancient predecessor?
(a) Pythagoras.
(b) Aristotle.
(c) Plato.
(d) Socrates.

7. What does Mill directly confront regarding this issue?
(a) A reality that lurks potently beneath the surface of changes in political structures.
(b) The inequality for minorities.
(c) The reality that a dicatorship would be no better than a monarchy.
(d) The reality that many people fear the idea of democracy.

8. Both law and public opinion have a tendency to do what?
(a) Assist the individual's liberty and freedom of action.
(b) Guide the individual's liberty and freedom of action.
(c) Lead the individual's liberty and freedom of action.
(d) Conspire against the individual's liberty and freedom of action.

9. In what subjects was his education clearly weak?
(a) Science and humanities.
(b) Art and humanities.
(c) Science and mathematics.
(d) Mathematics and humanities.

10. What does the author makes clear when he refers to liberty?
(a) He means societal liberty.
(b) He means governmental liberty.
(c) He means personal liberty.
(d) He means religious liberty.

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

12. Over whom did Copernicus have a superior knowledge of this knowledge?
(a) Other biologists.
(b) His colleagues.
(c) The church and scientists of his location and time in history.
(d) The general public.

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

14. Does Mill directly mention women in particular?
(a) Immediately.
(b) No.
(c) At the end of the chapter.
(d) Yes.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. About what does Copernicus know?

3. Towards what was there a Continental attitude?

4. Where did John Stuart's father loom large in relevance during John Stuart's earliest years?

5. By exposing opinions what can people do?

(see the answer keys)

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