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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. The entire chapter is devoted to discussing what?
(a) The tyranny that can develop from expressing one's opinions.
(b) Whose opinions are correct.
(c) Dealing with other's opinions.
(d) The range of aspects and implications of opinion.

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

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

5. Can an opinion be vulnerable to attack once exposed?
(a) No.
(b) Yes.
(c) Never.
(d) Rarely.

6. In this chapter Mill examines what?
(a) The role of the people in controlling themselves.
(b) The role of the elected leader in controlling his people.
(c) The role of the monarchy in controlling people.
(d) The role of both legal and nonlegal means of controlling people.

7. What was J.S. Mill to the women's movement?
(a) A nuisance.
(b) A terror.
(c) A slight help.
(d) A dream come true.

8. Would this social project be easy?
(a) No, not at all.
(b) No, not necessarily.
(c) Yes, it would be very easy.
(d) Yes, would be fairly easy.

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

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

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

12. For how long was this woman his close companion?
(a) A very long time.
(b) A very short time.
(c) A somewhat short time.
(d) An average amount of time.

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

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

15. Why is this an additional responsibility?
(a) They only have their leader to blame.
(b) There is no longer the authority of the Crown to chaff against and therefore to blame for the trouble.
(c) They can only complain to themselves.
(d) The Crown has now been replaced by an elected leader.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the author say happens in most cultures regarding private behavior?

2. Despite the reality that Mill's idea is far from new, it is what?

3. What is a danger of more democracy?

4. According to Mill, should women bear the full rights of citizenship?

5. What would the author prefer people to do, regarding opposing views?

(see the answer keys)

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