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Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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.

2. What does Mill indicate are all deeply important in how the freedom of each individual is affected by that of the others?
(a) Men's public opinions, women's and the laws of the nation.
(b) Men's public opinions.
(c) Men and women's public opinions.
(d) The laws of the nation and men's public opinions.

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

4. Who is Mill's ancient predecessor?
(a) Aristotle.
(b) Pythagoras.
(c) Plato.
(d) Socrates.

5. In what was Mill's education very strong?
(a) The sciences.
(b) The humanities.
(c) The arts.
(d) Mathematics.

6. Was Mill's attempt the first?
(a) Yes, in the 1800s.
(b) Yes.
(c) Maybe.
(d) No.

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

8. What would the author prefer people to do, regarding opposing views?
(a) People should thoroughly learn the opposing viewpoint.
(b) People should ridicule those with opposing beliefs.
(c) People should accept them as their own views.
(d) People should ignore them.

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

10. 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 Unborn.
(d) A Vindication of the Rights of the Black Man.

11. What is one topic these friends covered?
(a) Prostitution.
(b) Calculus.
(c) Lithography.
(d) Bio hazards.

12. For how long was this woman his close companion?
(a) A somewhat short time.
(b) A very short time.
(c) An average amount of time.
(d) A very long time.

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

14. Is the author considered a philosopher?
(a) Maybe.
(b) No.
(c) Yes.
(d) After his death.

15. What was limiting Copernicus' sharing of his knowledge?
(a) His was was extremely unpopular and met with much opposition.
(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 view was hardly noticed by others, so his opinions were ignored.

Short Answer Questions

1. There was a great movement toward greater _____________ for the peoples of Europe.

2. What aspects did these two study?

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

4. Of what does the philosopher argue in favor regarding opposing views?

5. What is the definition for this type of liberty?

(see the answer keys)

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