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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. Was Mill an advocate for the women's rights movement?

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

3. How is John Stuart Mill viewed?

4. What did Mary publish?

5. Would this social project be easy?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does the author say about tyranny?

3. What is the story of Copernicus?

4. What role does John Stuart Mill play in the women's movement?

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

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

7. Describe Mill's education.

8. How do Mill's thoughts about liberty pertain to women?

9. How is this author considered a philosopher?

10. Describe Mill and his wife's relationship.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

John Stuart Mill was an outspoken advocate of women's rights.

Part 1) How did he support the rights of women? Why did he believe women deserved the same rights as men?

Part 2) Compare Mill's opinion to the average man's opinion. Why might it be so different?

Part 3) How does his contribution to the women's movement affect women today?

Essay Topic 2

John Stuart Mill is a home-schooled philosopher.

Part 1) Describe Mill's education. How has his education prepared him for his future as a journalist and civil rights advocate?

Part 2) Compare his education to you own. What aspects of each do you believe are beneficial? Why?

Part 3) If his education had been different or non-existent, how might this have changed his life? So, how influential was his education on his life's work?

Essay Topic 3

Mill discusses the matter of persecution in general as a reaction of people to others.

Part 1) According to Mill, what is persecution? Is this an adequate definition? Why or why not?

Part 2) How does one begin to persecute another? Why do people persecute others? What causes this desire to persecute? How can it be stopped?

Part 3) When does control in society to keep order turn into persecution? Where can this line be drawn?

Part 4) Does persecution exist in our society today? If so, why? How? If not, why not?

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