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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) Science and mathematics.
(b) Art and humanities.
(c) Mathematics and humanities.
(d) Science and humanities.

2. How does John Stuart Mill begin this chapter?
(a) By discussing the difficulties of freedom.
(b) By introductin a discourse regarding tyranny.
(c) By introducing a discourse regarding opinion and the expression thereof.
(d) By discussing past behaviors of monarchies towards liberty.

3. What was J.S. Mill to the women's movement?
(a) A terror.
(b) A slight help.
(c) A nuisance.
(d) A dream come true.

4. Who has been exclusively and specifically an intellectual and emotional companion of J.S. Mill's?
(a) His cousin.
(b) His mother.
(c) His sister.
(d) His wife.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The entire chapter is devoted to discussing what?

2. Has this tendency continued into the 20th and 21st centuries?

3. What does the author think of destructive attacks against an opinion?

4. How has Britain's location as a pair of islands influenced the way that Britain relates to whom?

5. How is John Stuart Mill viewed?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does the author mean by liberty?

3. How can one learn by expressing one's opinion?

4. What is said about Aristotle regarding tyranny in this chapter?

5. What does the author say about tyranny?

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

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

8. What is the story of Copernicus?

9. What is known about John Stuart Mill's father and brother?

10. How does John Stuart Mill complete this book?

(see the answer keys)

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