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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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 not study any side of an argument, to avoid disagreements.
(c) For people to teach themselves both sides of an argument.
(d) For people to only teach themselves the opposing side of an argument.

2. 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) Forcing individuals to listen to each other.
(c) Causing problems.
(d) Advancing humanity through the discovery and use of the truth.

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

4. Why does the author go on to put this liberty into historical context?
(a) Should readers not trust him.
(b) Should readers not understand from where he is coming.
(c) Should readers want to hear stories from the past.
(d) Should readers not be aware of how this has been addressed over the centuries.

5. How was John Stuart's father able to support him and his work?
(a) He was wealthy.
(b) He used many credit cards.
(c) He acquired a loan.
(d) He worked many jobs.

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

7. Amongst the British, ________ were one of the categories of members of society who were actively seeking increased rights, responsibilities and liberties within the nations of the Empire, particularly on the isles of Britain herself.
(a) Men.
(b) Women.
(c) Immigrants.
(d) Children.

8. In what country did Mill help women?
(a) France.
(b) The United States.
(c) Canada.
(d) Great Britain.

9. What does the author believe leads to progress?
(a) Clashes that cause trouble.
(b) Clashes that bring opponents closer to the truth.
(c) Clashes that end quickly.
(d) Clashes that lead to stronger disagreement.

10. Is the author considered a philosopher?
(a) Maybe.
(b) After his death.
(c) No.
(d) Yes.

11. In what did Mill have a personal hand?
(a) Striving to get women to want to vote.
(b) Striving to get women voting rights.
(c) Stiving to get prohibition stopped.
(d) Striving to get African American voting rights.

12. In Mill's case, does he typically mean violent factions?
(a) No.
(b) Yes.
(c) Only at first.
(d) Somewhat.

13. Is one's opinion powerful?
(a) Yes.
(b) No.
(c) A little.
(d) Not at all.

14. What altered who could be citizens and who hoped to be, or to become so?
(a) Increased property restriction and other qualities.
(b) The beginning of property restrictions and other qualities.
(c) The ending of property restrictions and other qualities.
(d) Reduced property restrictions and other qualities.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. When does the author believe the clash of opposition is good?

3. About what does Copernicus know?

4. What did Mary publish?

5. What was initially thought to be John Stuart Mill's career?

(see the answer keys)

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