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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Between what does the author differentiate?
(a) The legitimate use of free speech and the acts of instigation and provocation.
(b) Specific locations and situations in which one may express his or her opinion.
(c) What is an opinion and what is a fact.
(d) Opinions that are factual and should be expressed and those that are false.

2. To drive the people down into being more slavish and less independent of will and of thought is to do what?
(a) Follow the rules of one's culture.
(b) Make a difficult decision.
(c) Make a grievous error.
(d) Make a somewhat poor choice.

3. For whom is this section written?
(a) Readers of the future.
(b) Readers of other cultures.
(c) Readers of the author's time.
(d) Readers of today.

4. What does the philosopher make clear regarding these two questions?
(a) One is more important than the other.
(b) There are many other important questions.
(c) Neither may be important, depending on the situation.
(d) Both sets of actions and consequences need to be taken into account.

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

6. What is one aspect of trade mentioned?
(a) Union Trade.
(b) Trade Embargo.
(c) International Trade.
(d) Free Trade.

7. What does Mill believe is under attack?
(a) Love and empathy.
(b) Discipline and control.
(c) Life and liberty.
(d) Freedom and variety of situations.

8. To what is separation often conducive?
(a) Understanding.
(b) Much individuation.
(c) At least some individuation.
(d) No individuation.

9. What does Mill want to see regarding his principles?
(a) How these can be applied within an individual's life.
(b) How these can be rewritten.
(c) How these can be applied within the culture as laws of the government.
(d) How these can affect a community.

10. How does the author take the matter discussed in previous chapters into a deeper discussion?
(a) He delves deeper into the obstacles facing democracies.
(b) He delves deeper into the effects of tyranny.
(c) He delves deeper into the compromising of people in a society.
(d) He delves deeper into the individuality of people within a society.

11. What does the author believe regarding medicines?
(a) They should never be used.
(b) They are very dangerous.
(c) Under certain circumstances they may be warranted.
(d) They are useless.

12. Should there be choice among competing goods and services?
(a) Some.
(b) Very little.
(c) No.
(d) Yes.

13. What is of great concern to the philosopher, regarding human nature and character of individuality?
(a) Finding out how to deal with opposing views.
(b) Finding their proper place and balance within the society.
(c) Finding out one's own beliefs.
(d) Finding out how extreme one's behavior can be and be accepted in society.

14. What does Mill do regarding trade?
(a) He ignores it.
(b) He discusses it.
(c) He complains about it.
(d) He suggests it.

15. What does the author give the reader regarding this issue?
(a) A few opinions.
(b) A few responses.
(c) A few questions.
(d) A few examples.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does the author believe can be a very real problem?

2. Which goods or services stay on the market?

3. What the author implies exists are often directed to whom?

4. The desire that Humboldt put forth for humanity and the method of exploration that he suggests combined with whose systematic thinking and exploration of ideas all tend to assist the process of thought towards arrival at the whole truth of life and of the reality for people?

5. What does the author mean by state?

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