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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. Can an opinion be vulnerable to attack once exposed?
(a) Rarely.
(b) No.
(c) Never.
(d) Yes.

2. In what work of this ancient philosopher does he refer to factions within a political system?
(a) Aesthetics.
(b) Sociology.
(c) Politics.
(d) Philosophy.

3. Of what does the philosopher argue in favor regarding opposing views?
(a) Not considering others' faulty beliefs and views.
(b) People learning to at least face and confront their opposition.
(c) People staying true to their own beliefs and not listening to opposing views.
(d) Accepting others' beliefs as their own.

4. Does the author confine his criticisms to his own nation?
(a) Yes.
(b) At first.
(c) Only later.
(d) No.

5. The Europeans want an increase in rights for whom?
(a) The elderly.
(b) The wealthy.
(c) A smaller portion of the populace.
(d) A larger portion of the populace.

Short Answer Questions

1. Is one's opinion powerful?

2. Why does humanity know the truth about the Solar System?

3. Who is John Stuart's brother?

4. What aspects did these two study?

5. What altered who could be citizens and who hoped to be, or to become so?

Short Essay Questions

1. What role does John Stuart Mill play in the women's movement?

2. What does the author mean by liberty?

3. Describe Mill and his wife's relationship.

4. What movements are taking place during Mill's time in Great Britain and Europe?

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

6. What was exposed by this aspect of the Middle Ages education system?

7. What does John Stuart Mill say about the education system in Great Britain in the 1800s? How can one relate to this today?

8. About what do Mill and his wife write?

9. Why does the author put the idea of liberty into historical context? Does he confine his criticism to Great Britain?

10. Why is it rare that one has complete freedom as long as one does not oppress or oppose the will of others?

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