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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. Of what does the philosopher argue in favor regarding opposing views?
(a) Not considering others' faulty beliefs and views.
(b) Accepting others' beliefs as their own.
(c) People staying true to their own beliefs and not listening to opposing views.
(d) People learning to at least face and confront their opposition.

2. Is one's opinion powerful?
(a) A little.
(b) Yes.
(c) No.
(d) Not at all.

3. What can sharing views do, according to the author?
(a) Make enemies.
(b) Cause confusion.
(c) Enhance life for everyone.
(d) Cause arguments.

4. Would this social project be easy?
(a) No, not necessarily.
(b) Yes, would be fairly easy.
(c) Yes, it would be very easy.
(d) No, not at all.

5. What did Mary publish?
(a) A Vindication of the Rights of Woman.
(b) A Vindication of the Rights of the Unborn.
(c) A Vindication of the Rights of the Homosexual.
(d) A Vindication of the Rights of the Black Man.

Short Answer Questions

1. How was John Stuart's father able to support him and his work?

2. The movements towards individuality that is released from intense restrictions are a sign, according to the philosopher, of what?

3. With regard to personal behavior, what does Mill espouse?

4. His knowledge could easily have been mistaken for what?

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 the author discuss regarding controlling people?

3. With what does the book begin? Why?

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

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

6. What does the author mean by liberty?

7. How does John Stuart Mill begin this chapter?

8. How is this author considered a philosopher?

9. What does the author say about tyranny?

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

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