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. According to Mill, should women bear the full rights of citizenship?

2. Is the author considered a philosopher?

3. What does the author makes clear when he refers to liberty?

4. In this chapter Mill examines what?

5. What would the author prefer people to do, regarding opposing views?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does John Stuart Mill begin this chapter?

3. How is tyranny a threat to democracy?

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

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

6. What is thought of Copernicus' knowledge now?

7. What does the author discuss regarding controlling people?

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

9. What is one goal of the education system in the Middle Ages?

10. What does John Stuart Mill say about his wife? Why?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The ability to express one's opinions is powerful.

Part 1) Why is the ability to express one's opinion powerful?

Part 2) How has the author backed this claim with previous discussions and evidence?

Part 3) How is the ability to express one's opinion important to you? How has this freedom affected your life directly?

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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