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Multiple Choice Questions

1. In what did Mill have a personal hand?
(a) Striving to get women to want to vote.
(b) Striving to get women voting rights.
(c) Striving to get African American voting rights.
(d) Stiving to get prohibition stopped.

2. How does John Stuart Mill begin this chapter?
(a) By discussing past behaviors of monarchies towards liberty.
(b) By discussing the difficulties of freedom.
(c) By introducing a discourse regarding opinion and the expression thereof.
(d) By introductin a discourse regarding tyranny.

3. What is the work done by these two friends?
(a) Their work is artistic.
(b) Their work is intellectual.
(c) Their work is scientific.
(d) Their work is mathematical.

4. There was a great movement toward greater _____________ for the peoples of Europe.
(a) Fear.
(b) War.
(c) Independence.
(d) Dependence.

5. 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.'

6. With regard to personal behavior, what does Mill espouse?
(a) Only some people deserve freedoms, and may oppress the oppostion's freedoms.
(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 some freedoms, and that to thwart, oppress or oppose the will of others is wrong.
(d) Each individual deserves the freedom to do as he or she will, as long as it follows the beliefs of the leader in power.

7. Why is this an additional responsibility?
(a) They only have their leader to blame.
(b) They can only complain to themselves.
(c) There is no longer the authority of the Crown to chaff against and therefore to blame for the trouble.
(d) The Crown has now been replaced by an elected leader.

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

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

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

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

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

13. By exposing opinions what can people do?
(a) Complain about one another's beliefs.
(b) Argue over who is right.
(c) Realize how much individuals disagree.
(d) Gain the opportunity of having their errors corrected.

14. What are the additional responsibilities that will be included for a democracy?
(a) How to elect leaders.
(b) How to cooperate among themselves.
(c) How to cooperate among a small group of leaders.
(d) How to cooperate with a leader.

15. What does Mill begin to set forth?
(a) A proposed idea for running a democracy.
(b) A proposed idea for how to elect a leader.
(c) A proposed idea for issuing various freedoms.
(d) A proposed idea for a behavioral dictum.

Short Answer Questions

1. In what subjects was his education clearly weak?

2. His knowledge could easily have been mistaken for what?

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

4. Had many of the Europeans were or recently were living under the authority of monarchies and aristocracies?

5. What is a danger of more democracy?

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