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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does John Stuart Mill repeat is needed and beneficial to humanity on the whole?
(a) Diversity of situations.
(b) Diverse races.
(c) Similar language.
(d) Similar culture.

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

3. What does Mill say about when one might pass a village or two away from one's home?
(a) The people can barely be understood because they are as distinctive as if the next town were the next nation.
(b) The people are odd and uninviting.
(c) The people are much like those in one's own village.
(d) The people are unwelcoming and cold.

4. Who is Wilhelm Von Humboldt?
(a) A Polish philosopher.
(b) A Swedish philosopher.
(c) A German philosopher.
(d) An Austrian philosopher.

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

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

7. What is the main focus of the entire work?
(a) Divining the proper limitations of individual liberty and governmental authority.
(b) Deciding who should be allowed to have individual freedoms.
(c) To discuss various opposing ideas.
(d) Creating a culture where most people are allowed certain liberties.

8. Who has provided a grand support of Mill's statement regarding variety of situation?
(a) The Germans.
(b) The Chinese.
(c) The Spanish.
(d) The French.

9. What does the author believe the Victorian age has done regarding freedom and energy of individuality?
(a) It has gone too far in the direction of suppressing this.
(b) It has not gone far enough in the other direction.
(c) It has not changed fast enough.
(d) It has given too much freedom to too many people.

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

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

12. What has an adverse effect upon separation?
(a) A need for differentiation.
(b) The desire to have similar belief systems.
(c) Improved communications and other systems that 'break down distance.'
(d) Weakened communications.

13. He spends a little time supporting what efforts in America?
(a) The campaign for the Democratic Party.
(b) The prohibition of alcohol.
(c) Improving education.
(d) The Civil Rights Movement.

14. According to Humboldt, what does every individual need in order to learn himself fully?
(a) Their basic needs taken care of.
(b) Freedom and variety of situations.
(c) Truth and honesty.
(d) Intelligence and education.

15. How does one begin to persecute another?
(a) They physically attack another person.
(b) It is a response by someone with strong beliefs trying to oppose the reverse belief.
(c) They verbally abuse someone else.
(d) They taunt someone for their beliefs.

Short Answer Questions

1. At the end of the text, he is openly referring to what?

2. What is one significant question the author wants to answer?

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

4. What is of great concern to the philosopher, regarding human nature and character of individuality?

5. What is part of the reason for this discussion?

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