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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. At what does the author look?
(a) The goverrnment's conduct with respect to the two most significant questions.
(b) A nation's conduct with respect to the two most significant questions.
(c) The culture's conduct with respect to the two most significant questions.
(d) An individual's conduct with respect to the two most significant questions.

2. What religious sect had the author previously cited?
(a) The Jehovah's Witnesses.
(b) The Lutherans.
(c) The Unitarians.
(d) The Presbyterians.

3. To what does this analysis lead?
(a) Mill and Tayolor showing how control of an individual takes away his or her right to liberty.
(b) Mill and Taylor showing how there are times when the interference and control of the individual by the state is entirely legitimate.
(c) Mill and Taylor showing how interference is never needed.
(d) Mill and Taylor showing how intereference is always needed.

4. What does the author do after addressing this issue?
(a) He begins to investigate it.
(b) He decides to consider investigating it.
(c) He wonders what should be done about this issue.
(d) He discusses other issues.

5. What does he also want to do regarding these principles?
(a) He wants to share them with the world.
(b) He wants to see and understand the best means of implementing these to the moral advantage and improvement of the culture.
(c) He wants others to understand them.
(d) He wants to see and understand them.

6. How would many argue against Humboldt's beliefs?
(a) For the sake of avoiding that which might well be best left uncultivated within an individual.
(b) For the sake of those who are unintelligent or uneducated.
(c) For the sake of those who do not have their basic needs met.
(d) For the sake of protecting people from the harsh truths and realities of life.

7. To what does the author make it clear that he is opposed?
(a) Relaxing.
(b) Intoxicants.
(c) Smoking.
(d) Religion.

8. To what does he refer regarding persecution?
(a) The persecution of his family.
(b) What he has suffered because of persecution.
(c) His own and others' reactions to persecute others as he is to the problem of people struggling to survive persecution.
(d) The suffering of the persecuted.

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

10. What does the author believe members of society need to have nurtured?
(a) Their mental capabilities and other attributes.
(b) Their interests.
(c) Their physical capabilties.
(d) The education.

11. Regarding the previous question, does Mill believe that this is ideal?
(a) No.
(b) Sometimes.
(c) Yes.
(d) Maybe.

12. What is the cause of the example he gives?
(a) Patrons want to be able to shop on holidays.
(b) Employees do not enjoy working late during the week.
(c) Children do not like to attend school.
(d) An open museum on the Sabbath countermands a religious law.

13. What is a second question the author focuses on?
(a) What damage would be done to a community when sovereignty exists?
(b) What damage would be done to those who do not want sovereignty?
(c) What damage would be done to the individual by restricting his [or her] liberties and controlling the person's behavior?
(d) What damage would be done to the government by allowing individuals sovereignty?

14. Here John Stuart Mill addresses the impact of what regarding expressing one's opinions?
(a) How opinions are expressed within a societal context.
(b) How opinions should always be expressed and discussed.
(c) How opinions are often wrong.
(d) How opinions should not always be expressed.

15. Would Mill's ancient predecessor have agreed with Mill?
(a) Maybe.
(b) Sometimes.
(c) No.
(d) Yes.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does Mill want to see regarding his principles?

3. According to the author, what is persecution?

4. What do the author's intentions appear to be regarding the writing of this book?

5. In what cases might the government need to take action?

(see the answer keys)

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