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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Over whom did Copernicus have a superior knowledge of this knowledge?
(a) The church and scientists of his location and time in history.
(b) Other biologists.
(c) The general public.
(d) His colleagues.

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

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

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

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

6. Where did John Stuart's father loom large in relevance during John Stuart's earliest years?
(a) America.
(b) France.
(c) England.
(d) Germany.

7. What does Mill directly confront regarding this issue?
(a) A reality that lurks potently beneath the surface of changes in political structures.
(b) The inequality for minorities.
(c) The reality that a dicatorship would be no better than a monarchy.
(d) The reality that many people fear the idea of democracy.

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

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

10. With regard to personal behavior, what does Mill espouse?
(a) Only some people deserve freedoms, and may oppress the oppostion's freedoms.
(b) Each individual deserves the freedom to do as he or she wills and wishes given the limitation that to thwart, oppress or oppose the will of others is wrong.
(c) Each individual deserves some freedoms, and that to thwart, oppress or oppose the will of others is wrong.
(d) Each individual deserves the freedom to do as he or she will, as long as it follows the beliefs of the leader in power.

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

12. 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.

13. During the Middle Ages, on what had logical premises been founded?
(a) Religious beliefs and ideals, rather than scientific studies.
(b) Scientific studies, rather than religious beliefs and ideals.
(c) Students' own thoughts and experiences, rather than the knowledge from authority figures.
(d) Knowledge taken from authority rather than derived from experience or from one's own mind.

14. 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) Listen to others' opinions.
(b) Keep his or her opinion to him or herself.
(c) Quietly mention it.
(d) At least verbally express it.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What must this clash of opposition do to be good?

2. Both law and public opinion have a tendency to do what?

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

4. What does John Stuart Mill show about the real challenge regarding one's views?

5. Who has been exclusively and specifically an intellectual and emotional companion of J.S. Mill's?

(see the answer keys)

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