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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. Where did John Stuart's father loom large in relevance during John Stuart's earliest years?
(a) Germany.
(b) England.
(c) France.
(d) America.

2. Europeans have a unique sense of _____________ that has co-existed right along with a great deal of political differences and variances in the ways of life of the peoples.
(a) Fear.
(b) Unity.
(c) Distrust.
(d) Inequality.

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

4. What was limiting Copernicus' sharing of his knowledge?
(a) His view was extremely popular, so others did not dispute it.
(b) His was was extremely unpopular and met with much opposition.
(c) His view was extremely unpopular and met with a great deal of derision and persecution.
(d) His view was hardly noticed by others, so his opinions were ignored.

5. What does the author think of destructive attacks against an opinion?
(a) They useful.
(b) They are wise.
(c) They are unavoidable.
(d) They are unwise.

Short Answer Questions

1. About what does Copernicus know?

2. By exposing opinions, what chance are people given?

3. Who is Mill's ancient predecessor?

4. What does the author makes clear when he refers to liberty?

5. Over whom did Copernicus have a superior knowledge of this knowledge?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is this author considered a philosopher?

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

3. Describe Mill and his wife's relationship.

4. About what do Mill and his wife write?

5. How does John Stuart Mill begin this chapter?

6. What does Mill believe about freedoms of speech?

7. What does the author mean by liberty?

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

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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