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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Of what does the philosopher argue in favor regarding opposing views?
(a) Not considering others' faulty beliefs and views.
(b) Accepting others' beliefs as their own.
(c) People staying true to their own beliefs and not listening to opposing views.
(d) People learning to at least face and confront their opposition.

2. In Mill's case, does he typically mean violent factions?
(a) Only at first.
(b) Somewhat.
(c) No.
(d) Yes.

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

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

5. Why is their friendship less unusual today?
(a) Since family members are often friends.
(b) Since education has been turned into a coeducational experience.
(c) Since husbands and wives are expected to be close companions.
(d) Since many people do not marry for love but for money.

6. What would be a significant social project?
(a) To not have opposing viewpoints.
(b) To avoid clashes altogether.
(c) To have opposing viewpoints and not discuss them.
(d) To put this simple idea regarding opponents into practice.

7. Would this social project be easy?
(a) No, not at all.
(b) Yes, would be fairly easy.
(c) Yes, it would be very easy.
(d) No, not necessarily.

8. During the Middle Ages, on what had logical premises been founded?
(a) Religious beliefs and ideals, rather than scientific studies.
(b) Students' own thoughts and experiences, rather than the knowledge from authority figures.
(c) Knowledge taken from authority rather than derived from experience or from one's own mind.
(d) Scientific studies, rather than religious beliefs and ideals.

9. What is one goal of education during the Middle Ages?
(a) Give students false information.
(b) Encourage students to think for themselves and to argue matters through.
(c) Prepare students for the afterlife.
(d) Teach students what the adults know.

10. In what subjects was his education clearly weak?
(a) Science and mathematics.
(b) Art and humanities.
(c) Mathematics and humanities.
(d) Science and humanities.

11. How has Britain's location as a pair of islands influenced the way that Britain relates to whom?
(a) The 'Continental Europeans.'
(b) The 'Others.'
(c) The Americans.
(d) The 'Non-Europeans.'

12. In what country did Mill help women?
(a) The United States.
(b) France.
(c) Great Britain.
(d) Canada.

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

14. Was Mill an advocate for the women's rights movement?
(a) Early on in his career.
(b) Yes.
(c) No.
(d) Somewhat.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the author makes clear when he refers to liberty?

2. Who did Bentham rely upon for support in ideas?

3. Both law and public opinion have a tendency to do what?

4. How was John Stuart's father able to support him and his work?

5. What does the author say happens in most cultures regarding private behavior?

(see the answer keys)

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