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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 does the author makes clear when he refers to liberty?
(a) He means religious liberty.
(b) He means personal liberty.
(c) He means governmental liberty.
(d) He means societal liberty.

2. During the Middle Ages, on what had logical premises been founded?
(a) Knowledge taken from authority rather than derived from experience or from one's own mind.
(b) Students' own thoughts and experiences, rather than the knowledge from authority figures.
(c) Scientific studies, rather than religious beliefs and ideals.
(d) Religious beliefs and ideals, rather than scientific studies.

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

4. Was Mill an advocate for the women's rights movement?
(a) No.
(b) Yes.
(c) Early on in his career.
(d) Somewhat.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Mill directly confront regarding this issue?

2. Towards what was there a Continental attitude?

3. By exposing opinions what can people do?

4. How does John Stuart Mill begin this chapter?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What else does the author want to do with his principles?

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

3. What is the story of Copernicus?

4. How is this author considered a philosopher?

5. What does Mill believe is under attack?

6. What is one strength of which the readers of this book must be aware?

7. Describe Mill's education.

8. To what is the author opposed? How does he support his beliefs regarding this issue?

9. What does John Stuart Mill say about his wife? Why?

10. About what do Mill and his wife write?

(see the answer keys)

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