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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. Is it unethical to drive people down into being more slavish and less independent of will and thought?
(a) No.
(b) Maybe.
(c) For some people.
(d) Yes.

2. How does the author take the matter discussed in previous chapters into a deeper discussion?
(a) He delves deeper into the compromising of people in a society.
(b) He delves deeper into the individuality of people within a society.
(c) He delves deeper into the effects of tyranny.
(d) He delves deeper into the obstacles facing democracies.

3. To what does the author refer regarding variety of situation?
(a) The rapidly passing era when every village had it's own ways and greater dissimilarity from the next.
(b) The common language and culture found throughout a nation.
(c) The similarities between one village and the next.
(d) The unity of all the villages in a country.

4. Here John Stuart Mill addresses the impact of what regarding expressing one's opinions?
(a) How opinions are expressed within a societal context.
(b) How opinions are often wrong.
(c) How opinions should always be expressed and discussed.
(d) How opinions should not always be expressed.

5. Should there be choice among competing goods and services?
(a) No.
(b) Some.
(c) Very little.
(d) Yes.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the author believe the Victorian age has done regarding freedom and energy of individuality?

2. What is one aspect of trade mentioned?

3. What does Mill do regarding trade?

4. For the most part, does the philosopher urge the government to take action regarding this type of trade?

5. Do Unitarians face persecution in Mill's society?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What is the purpose of this chapter?

4. What is one reason for the author discussing trade in this book?

5. What does Mill have to say about one's place in society in the Victorian age?

6. With what question does the author begin this chapter?

7. What does Mill believe is under attack?

8. What is one thing that the author want to do with the principles mentioned previously?

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

10. What example does he give to support his ideas about what is under attack?

(see the answer keys)

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