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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. What are the additional responsibilities that will be included for a democracy?
(a) How to elect leaders.
(b) How to cooperate among themselves.
(c) How to cooperate with a leader.
(d) How to cooperate among a small group of leaders.

2. What must this clash of opposition do to be good?
(a) Both sides must be kind and nonviolent.
(b) Both sides must be brought closer to the truth.
(c) Both sides must have opposing views.
(d) Both sides must be somewhat safe.

3. What does John Stuart Mill show about the real challenge regarding one's views?
(a) It is to face the conflict that can emerge when opinions are shared with a view to obtaining the truth of any given matter.
(b) It is to keep those views to oneself.
(c) It is to face the fact that your beliefs may be wrong.
(d) It is to make sure one's views are accurate and without faults.

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

5. For how long was this woman his close companion?
(a) A very long time.
(b) A very short time.
(c) An average amount of time.
(d) A somewhat short time.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is another major benefit of giving freedom and safety to voice individual opinions within society?

2. Europeans have a unique sense of _____________ that has co-existed right along with a great deal of political differences and variances in the ways of life of the peoples.

3. What does Mill address and also take a step further?

4. How was John Stuart's father able to support him and his work?

5. During the Middle Ages, on what had logical premises been founded?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What does the author say about tyranny?

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

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

7. What does John Stuart Mill say about his wife? Why?

8. How is tyranny a threat to democracy?

9. How does John Stuart Mill begin this chapter?

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

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