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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. How does John Stuart Mill begin this chapter?
(a) By discussing the difficulties of freedom.
(b) By introductin a discourse regarding tyranny.
(c) By introducing a discourse regarding opinion and the expression thereof.
(d) By discussing past behaviors of monarchies towards liberty.

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

4. Who has been exclusively and specifically an intellectual and emotional companion of J.S. Mill's?
(a) His cousin.
(b) His mother.
(c) His sister.
(d) His wife.

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

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

7. Has this tendency continued into the 20th and 21st centuries?
(a) Yes, completely.
(b) No, not currently.
(c) Yes, to some degree.
(d) No, not at all.

8. What does the author think of destructive attacks against an opinion?
(a) They are wise.
(b) They are unwise.
(c) They are unavoidable.
(d) They useful.

9. How has Britain's location as a pair of islands influenced the way that Britain relates to whom?
(a) The Americans.
(b) The 'Others.'
(c) The 'Non-Europeans.'
(d) The 'Continental Europeans.'

10. How is John Stuart Mill viewed?
(a) As having been a crazy man full of crazy ideas.
(b) As having been the most prominent English-speaking thinker in the 19th century.
(c) As having been the most prominent of all English-speaking thinkers of any time.
(d) As having been a fairly prominent philosopher at his time.

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

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

13. What aspects did these two study?
(a) The world of science and technology.
(b) The world of painting and sculpture.
(c) The world of crime and legislation related to it.
(d) The world of mathematics and science.

14. Had many of the Europeans were or recently were living under the authority of monarchies and aristocracies?
(a) Few.
(b) Many.
(c) None.
(d) Some.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is another topic these two cover?



2. In what was Mill's education very strong?



3. In what work of this ancient philosopher does he refer to factions within a political system?



4. What can sharing views do, according to the author?



5. What is the definition for this type of liberty?



(see the answer keys)

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