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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. He asserts his own view that even if only one individual on the entire face of the Earth holds a particular opinion that he or she can do what?
(a) Keep his or her opinion to him or herself.
(b) Listen to others' opinions.
(c) Quietly mention it.
(d) At least verbally express it.

3. What would be a significant social project?
(a) To not have opposing viewpoints.
(b) To put this simple idea regarding opponents into practice.
(c) To avoid clashes altogether.
(d) To have opposing viewpoints and not discuss them.

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

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

6. Towards what was there a Continental attitude?
(a) Self-government as an idea that was new and unusual.
(b) A desire to return to the days of a monarchy.
(c) A desire for a socialist government.
(d) Self-government as an idea that was international.

7. What is the work done by these two friends?
(a) Their work is intellectual.
(b) Their work is mathematical.
(c) Their work is artistic.
(d) Their work is scientific.

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

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

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

11. What is the definition for this type of liberty?
(a) The rights of man within his religious views.
(b) The rights of man within the state or nation.
(c) The rights of man within his private life.
(d) The rights of man within the government.

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

13. What is another topic these two cover?
(a) Various theories.
(b) Space travel.
(c) Narcotic drugs.
(d) Stenography.

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 ending of property restrictions and other qualities.
(c) Reduced property restrictions and other qualities.
(d) The beginning of property restrictions and other qualities.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does the author go on to put this liberty into historical context?

2. How was J.S. Mill educated?

3. By exposing opinions what can people do?

4. How does John Stuart Mill begin this chapter?

5. What does the author think of destructive attacks against an opinion?

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