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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. Why is this an additional responsibility?
(a) They can only complain to themselves.
(b) The Crown has now been replaced by an elected leader.
(c) They only have their leader to blame.
(d) There is no longer the authority of the Crown to chaff against and therefore to blame for the trouble.

2. Has this tendency continued into the 20th and 21st centuries?
(a) No, not at all.
(b) Yes, completely.
(c) No, not currently.
(d) Yes, to some degree.

3. In Mill's case, does he typically mean violent factions?
(a) Only at first.
(b) Somewhat.
(c) Yes.
(d) No.

4. In what was Mill's education very strong?
(a) The arts.
(b) Mathematics.
(c) The sciences.
(d) The humanities.

5. Why does the author go on to put this liberty into historical context?
(a) Should readers not trust him.
(b) Should readers not be aware of how this has been addressed over the centuries.
(c) Should readers not understand from where he is coming.
(d) Should readers want to hear stories from the past.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does humanity know the truth about the Solar System?

2. Is one's opinion powerful?

3. What is the work done by these two friends?

4. What was part of the work of these two friends?

5. What must this clash of opposition do to be good?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. What does the author discuss regarding controlling people?

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

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

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

9. What is thought of Copernicus' knowledge now?

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

(see the answer keys)

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