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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did Humboldt believe is the greatest goal in the holistic development of humanity?
(a) To be happy and healthy.
(b) To be religious and faithful.
(c) To be complete and whole.
(d) To be kind and loving.

2. According to the author, what is persecution?
(a) A reaction of people to others.
(b) When an individual or a group emotionally or physically abuses another.
(c) When one person does not like another person.
(d) When an individual or group physicalls assaults another.

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

4. What other countries does the author also believe have become more alike to one another?
(a) The Mexicans and the Americans.
(b) The British and French.
(c) The Americans and Canadians.
(d) The Germans and the Russians.

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

6. How does the author begin this chapter?
(a) With a request.
(b) With a question.
(c) With a statement.
(d) With a demand.

7. 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 how extreme one's behavior can be and be accepted in society.
(d) Finding out one's own beliefs.

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

9. What do the author's intentions appear to be regarding the writing of this book?
(a) To come up with something useful for today's readers.
(b) To come up with something to give his contemporaries hope.
(c) To come up with something useful to his contemporaries within the 'liberal movement.'
(d) To come up with something that will help him to express his opinions.

10. For the most part, does the philosopher urge the government to take action regarding this type of trade?
(a) Often.
(b) No.
(c) Usually.
(d) Yes.

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

12. For today's readers, do many of the points remain salient?
(a) Very few.
(b) Possibly.
(c) Yes.
(d) No.

13. Do Mormons face persecution in Mill's society?
(a) An insignificant amount.
(b) No.
(c) Most certainly.
(d) Very little.

14. What exists today that the author did not mention?
(a) Laws that regulate what is allowed to be on the market and what is not.
(b) Free trade agreements.
(c) Bartering.
(d) Trade embargos.

15. Who does the author believe can be a very real problem?
(a) The weak individual who cannot express his or her opinion.
(b) The individual with strong impulses and feeings but without discipline and control.
(c) The individual who purposely keeps the truth from others.
(d) The individual with violent impulses and faulty opinions.

Short Answer Questions

1. To what group of individuals could the author be compared, based on his beliefs about religion?

2. What, along with sufficient opportunities to express the nature, are all conducive to a healthy and vigorous individual and society according to Mill?

3. What does the author believe the Victorian age has done regarding freedom and energy of individuality?

4. When should drugs be used?

5. According to Mill, is it immoral for a government to deny its own people development?

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