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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 was initially thought to be John Stuart Mill's career?
(a) Music.
(b) The priesthood.
(c) Painting.
(d) Mathematics.

2. Over whom did Copernicus have a superior knowledge of this knowledge?
(a) The general public.
(b) Other biologists.
(c) His colleagues.
(d) The church and scientists of his location and time in history.

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

4. 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.

5. What does Mill address and also take a step further?
(a) The issue of inequality.
(b) The issue of tyranny.
(c) The issue of fear.
(d) The issue of a dictatorship.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What is one goal of education during the Middle Ages?

3. Have the British been connected to this European relationship?

4. How does John Stuart Mill begin this chapter?

5. What can sharing views do, according to the author?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does the author say about tyranny?

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

4. What does the author mean by liberty?

5. Describe Mill and his wife's relationship.

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

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

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

9. Describe Mill's education.

10. How does John Stuart Mill begin this chapter?

(see the answer keys)

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