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. 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 Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
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 3
Freedom of speech can enhance life for everyone.
Part 1) Why does Mill believe freedom of speech can enhance life?
Part 2) Compare a culture, such as our own, with one that does not allow for such freedoms of speech. How does your comparison support Mill's belief about the power of the freedom of speech?
Part 3) how have you used your freedom of speech? What might your life be like without this freedom?
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