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Multiple Choice Questions

1. When does the author believe the clash of opposition is good?
(a) When any clash occurs.
(b) When the clash is not violent.
(c) When the clash is not deadly.
(d) When the clash changes both.

2. What is a danger of more democracy?
(a) Tyranny.
(b) Misunderstanding.
(c) Frustration.
(d) Freedom.

3. According to Mill, should women bear the full rights of citizenship?
(a) Yes.
(b) Not until they are married.
(c) No.
(d) Not completely.

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

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

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

8. Can an opinion be vulnerable to attack once exposed?
(a) Yes.
(b) Never.
(c) No.
(d) Rarely.

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

10. Who is John Stuart's father?
(a) Joshua Mill.
(b) James Mill.
(c) John Mill.
(d) Jeremy Mill.

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

12. What can sharing views do, according to the author?
(a) Make enemies.
(b) Cause confusion.
(c) Cause arguments.
(d) Enhance life for everyone.

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

14. What must this clash of opposition do to be good?
(a) Both sides must be somewhat safe.
(b) Both sides must have opposing views.
(c) Both sides must be kind and nonviolent.
(d) Both sides must be brought closer to the truth.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Does Mill directly mention women in particular?

2. For how long was this woman his close companion?

3. Where did John Stuart's father loom large in relevance during John Stuart's earliest years?

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

5. 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?

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