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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. Who is John Stuart's brother?
(a) Joshua Bartlett.
(b) Justin Benjamin.
(c) Jeremy Bentham.
(d) James Brown.

2. What is another major benefit of giving freedom and safety to voice individual opinions within society?
(a) Those who are mistaken will continue to believe only themselves.
(b) Those who are mistaken can come to see the truth.
(c) Those who know the truth can share it with others.
(d) Those who know the truth can keep it to themselves.

3. Of what is there a tendency in 1800s England, regarding education?
(a) For people to teach themselves both sides of an argument.
(b) For people to only teach themselves the opposing side of an argument.
(c) For people to not study any side of an argument, to avoid disagreements.
(d) For people to teach themselves one side of an argument but not to educate themselves in the opposing views.

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

5. Why is their friendship less unusual today?
(a) Since education has been turned into a coeducational experience.
(b) Since husbands and wives are expected to be close companions.
(c) Since family members are often friends.
(d) Since many people do not marry for love but for money.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is Mill's ancient predecessor?

2. What was limiting Copernicus' sharing of his knowledge?

3. About what does Copernicus know?

4. How is John Stuart Mill viewed?

5. What would be a significant social project?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is thought of Copernicus' knowledge now?

2. What does the author discuss regarding controlling people?

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

4. What is the story of Copernicus?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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