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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. The Europeans want an increase in rights for whom?
(a) A larger portion of the populace.
(b) A smaller portion of the populace.
(c) The wealthy.
(d) The elderly.

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

4. In Mill's case, does he typically mean violent factions?
(a) Yes.
(b) Only at first.
(c) No.
(d) Somewhat.

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

6. The movements towards individuality that is released from intense restrictions are a sign, according to the philosopher, of what?
(a) More issues with which to deal.
(b) Troubles to come.
(c) A return to the past.
(d) Hope for the future.

7. What is one goal of education during the Middle Ages?
(a) Teach students what the adults know.
(b) Encourage students to think for themselves and to argue matters through.
(c) Give students false information.
(d) Prepare students for the afterlife.

8. 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.

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

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

11. Why is their friendship less unusual today?
(a) Since many people do not marry for love but for money.
(b) Since husbands and wives are expected to be close companions.
(c) Since family members are often friends.
(d) Since education has been turned into a coeducational experience.

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

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

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

15. Does the author confine his criticisms to his own nation?
(a) At first.
(b) No.
(c) Only later.
(d) Yes.

Short Answer Questions

1. When did Mary publish this?

2. His knowledge could easily have been mistaken for what?

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

4. When does the author believe the clash of opposition is good?

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

(see the answer keys)

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