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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In what subjects was his education clearly weak?



2. How does John Stuart Mill begin this chapter?



3. What was J.S. Mill to the women's movement?



4. Who has been exclusively and specifically an intellectual and emotional companion of J.S. Mill's?



5. Of what does the philosopher argue in favor regarding opposing views?



Short Essay Questions

1. What does John Stuart Mill say about the education system in Great Britain in the 1800s? How can one relate to this today?



2. What does the author mean by liberty?



3. How can one learn by expressing one's opinion?



4. What is said about Aristotle regarding tyranny in this chapter?



5. What does the author say about tyranny?



6. What movements are taking place during Mill's time in Great Britain and Europe?



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



8. What is the story of Copernicus?



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



10. How does John Stuart Mill complete this book?



Essay Topics

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?

John Stuart Mill and his wife wrote this book.

Part 1) What is unusual about this? What does this reveal about J.S. Mill?

Part 2) What does this reveal about Mill's wife?

Part 3) How might John's relationship with his wife influence his advocacy of women's rights, or vice versa?

Democracy brings with it the danger of tyranny.

Part 1) What is tyranny? What does Mill mean by tyranny? Why does democracy bring with it the danger of tyranny?

Part 2) Is this danger worse than with a monarchy or dictatorship? Why or why not?

Part 3) Does he propose how to deal with this danger? What are your thoughts on how a democracy can avoid tyranny? Use the text to support your response.

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