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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Does the author believe that the notion of 'the Sabbath' requires a religious justification?
(a) No.
(b) Often.
(c) Usually.
(d) Yes.

2. What does the author believe the Victorian age has done regarding freedom and energy of individuality?
(a) It has given too much freedom to too many people.
(b) It has gone too far in the direction of suppressing this.
(c) It has not gone far enough in the other direction.
(d) It has not changed fast enough.

3. To what does this analysis lead?
(a) Mill and Taylor showing how interference is never needed.
(b) Mill and Taylor showing how there are times when the interference and control of the individual by the state is entirely legitimate.
(c) Mill and Taylor showing how intereference is always needed.
(d) Mill and Tayolor showing how control of an individual takes away his or her right to liberty.

4. What is the main focus of the entire work?
(a) Deciding who should be allowed to have individual freedoms.
(b) Divining the proper limitations of individual liberty and governmental authority.
(c) To discuss various opposing ideas.
(d) Creating a culture where most people are allowed certain liberties.

5. What the author implies exists are also available for whom?
(a) Those who are dependent upon others.
(b) Those who are poor.
(c) Those who are not poor.
(d) Those who are not wealthy.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Mill like to see among the common people of language?

2. How does one begin to persecute another?

3. From what century is Wilhelm Von Humboldt?

4. Who does the author believe can be a very real problem?

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

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