On Liberty Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the work done by these two friends?

2. Would this social project be easy?

3. What is the definition for this type of liberty?

4. Both law and public opinion have a tendency to do what?

5. In what work of this ancient philosopher does he refer to factions within a political system?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Mill explain about Europeans and their sense of unity?

2. Describe Mill's education.

3. Why is it rare that one has complete freedom as long as one does not oppress or oppose the will of others?

4. Describe Mill and his wife's relationship.

5. About what do Mill and his wife write?

6. What does the author mean by liberty?

7. How does John Stuart Mill begin this chapter?

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

9. What is known about John Stuart Mill's father and brother?

10. What is thought of Copernicus' knowledge now?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Mill discusses the matter of Free Trade.

Part 1) What is meant by free trade? Why does he discuss this?

Part 2) What does the author have to say about free trade? Is this an adequate discussion? Why or why not?

Part 3) How does free trade work in our society? Is what Mill says in this book relevant and realistic in our society? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

The author is interested in figuring out how the principles of this book can be applied.

Part 1) What principles does the author discuss in this book? Why does the author desire to see how they can be applied?

Part 2) How does the author go about testing these principles in society? How successful might these principles be in real life situations? Why?

Part 3) Have these principles been applied to our society? Explain.

Part 4) How important is it to test theories? Why?

Essay Topic 3

Mill discusses the amount of sovereignty an individual has over him or herself.

Part 1) What is sovereignty? What does Mill question, regarding one's sovereignty?

Part 2) How does Mill study and consider the amount of sovereignty one has over him/herself? To what, if any, conclusion does he come?

Part 3) How much sovereignty do you have? How do you feel about this? Would you like more or less? Why?

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