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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. What was limiting Copernicus' sharing of his knowledge?

2. Towards what was there a Continental attitude?

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

4. What must this clash of opposition do to be good?

5. What is the definition for this type of liberty?

Short Essay Questions

1. About what do Mill and his wife write?

2. Why does the author put the idea of liberty into historical context? Does he confine his criticism to Great Britain?

3. Describe Mill and his wife's relationship.

4. How is tyranny a threat to democracy?

5. What does the author mean by liberty?

6. What is the story of Copernicus?

7. What does John Stuart Mill's success in helping British women get the right to vote reveal about him?

8. What does Mill believe about freedoms of speech?

9. What had Mary Wollstonecraft done for the women's movement?

10. How is this author considered a philosopher?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Mill has a strong opinion regarding personal behavior.

Part 1) Describe Mill's opinion of how one should act. Why does he have such a strong opinion about this?

Part 2) What is the connection between the way Mill believes one should behave and tyranny?

Part 3) Do you agree with Mill's opinion of proper behavior? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Various social policies work to make the best of the citizenry.

Part 1) What social policies does the author discuss? Why does he discuss these?

Part 2) What social policies exist in our culture to make the best of U.S. citizenry? Are more policies needed? Why or why not?

Part 3) How might social policies differ from one country to the next? What is the connection between these differences and diversity of situations? What would Mill think about this? Use the text to support your response.

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