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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Who is Mill's ancient predecessor?
2. What did Mary publish?
(a) A Vindication of the Rights of the Homosexual.
(b) A Vindication of the Rights of the Black Man.
(c) A Vindication of the Rights of the Unborn.
(d) A Vindication of the Rights of Woman.
3. How does John Stuart Mill begin this chapter?
(a) By discussing past behaviors of monarchies towards liberty.
(b) By introducing a discourse regarding opinion and the expression thereof.
(c) By introductin a discourse regarding tyranny.
(d) By discussing the difficulties of freedom.
4. With regard to personal behavior, what does Mill espouse?
(a) Each individual deserves some freedoms, and that to thwart, oppress or oppose the will of others is wrong.
(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 the freedom to do as he or she will, as long as it follows the beliefs of the leader in power.
(d) Only some people deserve freedoms, and may oppress the oppostion's freedoms.
5. Why is their friendship less unusual today?
(a) Since many people do not marry for love but for money.
(b) Since family members are often friends.
(c) Since husbands and wives are expected to be close companions.
(d) Since education has been turned into a coeducational experience.
6. According to Mill, should women bear the full rights of citizenship?
(a) Not until they are married.
(c) Not completely.
7. How has Britain's location as a pair of islands influenced the way that Britain relates to whom?
(a) The Americans.
(b) The 'Non-Europeans.'
(c) The 'Continental Europeans.'
(d) The 'Others.'
8. His knowledge could easily have been mistaken for what?
(d) Mere belief or opinion.
9. By exposing opinions what can people do?
(a) Realize how much individuals disagree.
(b) Gain the opportunity of having their errors corrected.
(c) Argue over who is right.
(d) Complain about one another's beliefs.
10. Who did Bentham rely upon for support in ideas?
(a) James Mill.
(b) Justin Mill.
(c) John Stuart Mill.
(d) Joshua Mill.
11. What was limiting Copernicus' sharing of his knowledge?
(a) His view was hardly noticed by others, so his opinions were ignored.
(b) His view was extremely unpopular and met with a great deal of derision and persecution.
(c) His view was extremely popular, so others did not dispute it.
(d) His was was extremely unpopular and met with much opposition.
12. In what work of this ancient philosopher does he refer to factions within a political system?
13. What was initially thought to be John Stuart Mill's career?
(b) The priesthood.
14. Is the author considered a philosopher?
(d) After his death.
15. For millions, if knowledge of the solar system were not proliferated and supporting information both provided and explained would the majority conclude from direct personal experience that the planets travel around the Sun?
Short Answer Questions
1. What is a danger of more democracy?
2. Was Mill's attempt the first?
3. In this chapter Mill examines what?
4. Was Mill an advocate for the women's rights movement?
5. Amongst the British, ________ were one of the categories of members of society who were actively seeking increased rights, responsibilities and liberties within the nations of the Empire, particularly on the isles of Britain herself.
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