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

2. Was Mill's attempt the first?
(a) Yes, in the 1800s.
(b) No.
(c) Yes.
(d) Maybe.

3. What would be a significant social project?
(a) To have opposing viewpoints and not discuss them.
(b) To not have opposing viewpoints.
(c) To put this simple idea regarding opponents into practice.
(d) To avoid clashes altogether.

4. Both law and public opinion have a tendency to do what?
(a) Guide the individual's liberty and freedom of action.
(b) Conspire against the individual's liberty and freedom of action.
(c) Lead the individual's liberty and freedom of action.
(d) Assist the individual's liberty and freedom of action.

5. What does the author think of destructive attacks against an opinion?
(a) They are unavoidable.
(b) They useful.
(c) They are wise.
(d) They are unwise.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. There was a great movement toward greater _____________ for the peoples of Europe.

3. By exposing opinions, what chance are people given?

4. What does Mill indicate are all deeply important in how the freedom of each individual is affected by that of the others?

5. He asserts his own view that even if only one individual on the entire face of the Earth holds a particular opinion that he or she can do what?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. About what do Mill and his wife write?

3. What does the author discuss regarding controlling people?

4. Describe Mill and his wife's relationship.

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

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

7. With what does the book begin? Why?

8. How is this author considered a philosopher?

9. Describe Mill's education.

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

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