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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 Topics

Essay Topic 1

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 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

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?

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