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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the author say happens in most cultures regarding private behavior?
(a) Private behavior had no restrictions.
(b) Private behavior was publicly regulated to intense extremes.
(c) Private behavior was somewhat regulated.
(d) Private behavior did not exist.

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

3. In what was Mill's education very strong?
(a) The humanities.
(b) The sciences.
(c) The arts.
(d) Mathematics.

4. What must this clash of opposition do to be good?
(a) Both sides must be brought closer to the truth.
(b) Both sides must be kind and nonviolent.
(c) Both sides must have opposing views.
(d) Both sides must be somewhat safe.

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

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

7. By exposing opinions what can people do?
(a) Argue over who is right.
(b) Complain about one another's beliefs.
(c) Realize how much individuals disagree.
(d) Gain the opportunity of having their errors corrected.

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

9. What was part of the work of these two friends?
(a) To face and address the issue of art of their time becoming stale and boring.
(b) To face and address some difficult mathematical equations.
(c) To face and address some of the least popular aspects of culture.
(d) To face and address the issue of nuclear war.

10. What are the additional responsibilities that will be included for a democracy?
(a) How to elect leaders.
(b) How to cooperate among a small group of leaders.
(c) How to cooperate with a leader.
(d) How to cooperate among themselves.

11. When did Mary publish this?
(a) A good decade later.
(b) A good century later.
(c) A good century earlier.
(d) A good decade earlier.

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

13. According to Mill, should women bear the full rights of citizenship?
(a) Not completely.
(b) Not until they are married.
(c) No.
(d) Yes.

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

15. Despite the reality that Mill's idea is far from new, it is what?
(a) Never the case in reality.
(b) Always the case in reality.
(c) Often the case in reality.
(d) Relatively rarely the case in reality.

Short Answer Questions

1. Towards what was there a Continental attitude?

2. With regard to personal behavior, what does Mill espouse?

3. What is one topic these friends covered?

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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