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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What altered who could be citizens and who hoped to be, or to become so?
(a) Reduced property restrictions and other qualities.
(b) The ending of property restrictions and other qualities.
(c) Increased property restriction and other qualities.
(d) The beginning of property restrictions and other qualities.

3. What would the author prefer people to do, regarding opposing views?
(a) People should ignore them.
(b) People should accept them as their own views.
(c) People should ridicule those with opposing beliefs.
(d) People should thoroughly learn the opposing viewpoint.

4. Have the British been connected to this European relationship?
(a) No.
(b) Much later.
(c) Maybe.
(d) Yes.

5. How is John Stuart Mill viewed?
(a) As having been a crazy man full of crazy ideas.
(b) As having been the most prominent English-speaking thinker in the 19th century.
(c) As having been the most prominent of all English-speaking thinkers of any time.
(d) As having been a fairly prominent philosopher at his time.

Short Answer Questions

1. For how long was this woman his close companion?

2. According to Mill, should women bear the full rights of citizenship?

3. In this chapter Mill examines what?

4. In what work of this ancient philosopher does he refer to factions within a political system?

5. When did Mary publish this?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does John Stuart Mill's success in helping British women get the right to vote reveal about him?

2. Why must one be careful when discussing an issue or disagreeing over one's opinion?

3. What does the author mean by liberty?

4. How is tyranny a threat to democracy?

5. How does John Stuart Mill begin this chapter?

6. What does Mill say about the beliefs that one opposes?

7. How do Mill's thoughts about liberty pertain to women?

8. With what does the book begin? Why?

9. What is one goal of the education system in the Middle Ages?

10. What had Mary Wollstonecraft done for the women's movement?

(see the answer keys)

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