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Multiple Choice Questions

1. By exposing opinions, what chance are people given?
(a) To tell the truth.
(b) To harrass others about their beliefs.
(c) To continue to believe their own opinions without regard to others.
(d) To correct the mistakes of others or of enriching the consciousness of both or all those involved.

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

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

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

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(a) The Crown has now been replaced by an elected leader.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

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

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

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

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

10. What was limiting Copernicus' sharing of his knowledge?
(a) His view was extremely popular, so others did not dispute it.
(b) His view was extremely unpopular and met with a great deal of derision and persecution.
(c) His view was hardly noticed by others, so his opinions were ignored.
(d) His was was extremely unpopular and met with much opposition.

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Is the author considered a philosopher?

2. Mill believes that freedom of speech as a means of clear expression of opinion has the possibility of doing what?

3. What does Mill address and also take a step further?

4. Was Mill's attempt the first?

5. Can an opinion be vulnerable to attack once exposed?

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