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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 John Stuart Mill show about the real challenge regarding one's views?
(a) It is to make sure one's views are accurate and without faults.
(b) It is to keep those views to oneself.
(c) It is to face the conflict that can emerge when opinions are shared with a view to obtaining the truth of any given matter.
(d) It is to face the fact that your beliefs may be wrong.

2. For how long was this woman his close companion?
(a) An average amount of time.
(b) A very short time.
(c) A very long time.
(d) A somewhat short time.

3. What does Mill address and also take a step further?
(a) The issue of inequality.
(b) The issue of tyranny.
(c) The issue of a dictatorship.
(d) The issue of fear.

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

5. What does the author believe leads to progress?
(a) Clashes that cause trouble.
(b) Clashes that lead to stronger disagreement.
(c) Clashes that bring opponents closer to the truth.
(d) Clashes that end quickly.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Of what does the philosopher argue in favor regarding opposing views?

3. Where did John Stuart's father loom large in relevance during John Stuart's earliest years?

4. What did Mary publish?

5. How was J.S. Mill educated?

Short Essay Questions

1. How might the ideas and methods of Humboldt, Mill, and Taylor be useful?

2. How does John Stuart Mill begin this chapter?

3. How is tyranny a threat to democracy?

4. What does the author say about taking days off from work?

5. What does Mill say about the impact of how one expresses his or her opinions?

6. What does Mill believe is under attack?

7. What are two of the most significant questions regarding one's conduct?

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

9. How does the author pursue an investigation to attempt to find an answer to his first question?

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

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