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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 repeat is needed and beneficial to humanity on the whole?
(a) Diversity of situations.
(b) Similar language.
(c) Diverse races.
(d) Similar culture.

2. What does Mill say about when one might pass a village or two away from one's home?
(a) The people are much like those in one's own village.
(b) The people are unwelcoming and cold.
(c) The people can barely be understood because they are as distinctive as if the next town were the next nation.
(d) The people are odd and uninviting.

3. According to the author, what is persecution?
(a) A reaction of people to others.
(b) When one person does not like another person.
(c) When an individual or a group emotionally or physically abuses another.
(d) When an individual or group physicalls assaults another.

4. For today's readers, do many of the points remain salient?
(a) Very few.
(b) Yes.
(c) No.
(d) Possibly.

5. What do the author's intentions appear to be regarding the writing of this book?
(a) To come up with something useful for today's readers.
(b) To come up with something useful to his contemporaries within the 'liberal movement.'
(c) To come up with something that will help him to express his opinions.
(d) To come up with something to give his contemporaries hope.

Short Answer Questions

1. Are strong individuals, the active ones, and those of strong passions, emotions, impulses and energies an inherent problem for any nation?

2. For whom is this section written?

3. According to Mill, is it immoral for a government to deny its own people development?

4. What does the author do after addressing this issue?

5. What is one strength of this book?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. Who is Wilhelm Von Humboldt?

6. What is the purpose of this chapter?

7. What does Mill believe is under attack?

8. What has been the reaction to people who have trouble finding their proper place and balance within society?

9. To what does this analysis lead?

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

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