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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. To what does he refer regarding persecution?
(a) The persecution of his family.
(b) His own and others' reactions to persecute others as he is to the problem of people struggling to survive persecution.
(c) The suffering of the persecuted.
(d) What he has suffered because of persecution.

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

3. Between what does the author differentiate?
(a) Opinions that are factual and should be expressed and those that are false.
(b) Specific locations and situations in which one may express his or her opinion.
(c) The legitimate use of free speech and the acts of instigation and provocation.
(d) What is an opinion and what is a fact.

4. What is one example that he cites regarding persecution?
(a) Fierce objections against museums being open on the Sabbath.
(b) The closing of businesses for a national holiday.
(c) Complaints by school children for having to attend school during bad weather.
(d) Objections to having late business hours during the week.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Humboldt, what does every individual need in order to learn himself fully?

2. What exists today that the author did not mention?

3. To what is separation often conducive?

4. Regarding the previous question, does Mill believe that this is ideal?

5. What religious sect had the author previously cited?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does the author say about finding one's proper place and balance within society?

3. What does Mill believe is under attack?

4. What is meant by free trade?

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

6. How does the author describe persecution? What causes persecution?

7. What is the author's belief that will happen if a government does not nurture its citizens?

8. What does Mill observe about Mormons?

9. How does John Stuart Mill complete this book?

10. Is this discussion of trade relevant for readers of today? Why or why not?

(see the answer keys)

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