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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 would the author prefer people to do, regarding opposing views?
(a) People should ridicule those with opposing beliefs.
(b) People should ignore them.
(c) People should accept them as their own views.
(d) People should thoroughly learn the opposing viewpoint.

2. Mill believes that freedom of speech as a means of clear expression of opinion has the possibility of doing what?
(a) Advancing humanity through the discovery and use of the truth.
(b) Forcing individuals to listen to each other.
(c) Causing problems.
(d) Introducing many false beliefs to the general public.

3. In what subjects was his education clearly weak?
(a) Science and mathematics.
(b) Art and humanities.
(c) Science and humanities.
(d) Mathematics and humanities.

4. Is the author considered a philosopher?
(a) Yes.
(b) After his death.
(c) Maybe.
(d) No.

5. Despite the reality that Mill's idea is far from new, it is what?
(a) Never the case in reality.
(b) Often the case in reality.
(c) Always the case in reality.
(d) Relatively rarely the case in reality.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does the author go on to put this liberty into historical context?

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

3. Both law and public opinion have a tendency to do what?

4. Was Mill an advocate for the women's rights movement?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Mill explain about Europeans and their sense of unity?

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

3. What does the author say about tyranny?

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

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

6. What is the story of Copernicus?

7. What does the author discuss regarding controlling people?

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

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

10. How is this author considered a philosopher?

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