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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Both law and public opinion have a tendency to do what?
(a) Guide the individual's liberty and freedom of action.
(b) Lead the individual's liberty and freedom of action.
(c) Assist the individual's liberty and freedom of action.
(d) Conspire against the individual's liberty and freedom of action.

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

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

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

5. Despite the reality that Mill's idea is far from new, it is what?
(a) Relatively rarely the case in reality.
(b) Never the case in reality.
(c) Always the case in reality.
(d) Often the case in reality.

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

7. 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 unpopular opinion has been proven wrong.
(c) His popular opinion has been accepted as true knowledge which has proliferated to the point of being common knowledge.
(d) His popular opinion has been proven wrong.

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

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

10. 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) Religious beliefs and ideals, rather than scientific studies.
(c) Scientific studies, rather than religious beliefs and ideals.
(d) Students' own thoughts and experiences, rather than the knowledge from authority figures.

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

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

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

14. What does the author makes clear when he refers to liberty?
(a) He means personal liberty.
(b) He means governmental liberty.
(c) He means societal liberty.
(d) He means religious liberty.

15. What did Mary publish?
(a) A Vindication of the Rights of Woman.
(b) A Vindication of the Rights of the Homosexual.
(c) A Vindication of the Rights of the Black Man.
(d) A Vindication of the Rights of the Unborn.

Short Answer Questions

1. Is one's opinion powerful?

2. Why is this an additional responsibility?

3. 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.

4. How was J.S. Mill educated?

5. Towards what was there a Continental attitude?

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