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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Does Mill directly mention women in particular?
(a) Immediately.
(b) No.
(c) Yes.
(d) At the end of the chapter.

2. What does John Stuart Mill show about the real challenge regarding one's views?
(a) It is to keep those views to oneself.
(b) It is to face the fact that your beliefs may be wrong.
(c) It is to make sure one's views are accurate and without faults.
(d) It is to face the conflict that can emerge when opinions are shared with a view to obtaining the truth of any given matter.

3. Of what is there a tendency in 1800s England, regarding education?
(a) For people to only teach themselves the opposing side of an argument.
(b) For people to teach themselves one side of an argument but not to educate themselves in the opposing views.
(c) For people to not study any side of an argument, to avoid disagreements.
(d) For people to teach themselves both sides of an argument.

4. His knowledge could easily have been mistaken for what?
(a) Heresy.
(b) Fact.
(c) Mere belief or opinion.
(d) Lies.

5. Mill believes that freedom of speech as a means of clear expression of opinion has the possibility of doing what?
(a) Advancing humanity through the discovery and use of the truth.
(b) Causing problems.
(c) Forcing individuals to listen to each other.
(d) Introducing many false beliefs to the general public.

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) A return to the past.
(c) Troubles to come.
(d) Hope for the future.

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

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

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

10. Who is John Stuart's brother?
(a) Jeremy Bentham.
(b) Justin Benjamin.
(c) Joshua Bartlett.
(d) James Brown.

11. What is another major benefit of giving freedom and safety to voice individual opinions within society?
(a) Those who are mistaken will continue to believe only themselves.
(b) Those who know the truth can keep it to themselves.
(c) Those who know the truth can share it with others.
(d) Those who are mistaken can come to see the truth.

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

13. Why does humanity know the truth about the Solar System?
(a) The general population has been interested in studying the Solar system.
(b) Copernicus' studies were thorough and complete.
(c) Humanity does not know the truth about the Solar system.
(d) Those who researched the matter intensively and extensively.

14. In this chapter Mill examines what?
(a) The role of the people in controlling themselves.
(b) The role of the monarchy in controlling people.
(c) The role of the elected leader in controlling his people.
(d) The role of both legal and nonlegal means of controlling people.

15. Is one's opinion powerful?
(a) A little.
(b) No.
(c) Not at all.
(d) Yes.

Short Answer Questions

1. Europeans have a unique sense of _____________ that has co-existed right along with a great deal of political differences and variances in the ways of life of the peoples.

2. In what was Mill's education very strong?

3. Was Mill's attempt the first?

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

5. What did Mary publish?

(see the answer keys)

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