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. Can an opinion be vulnerable to attack once exposed?

2. There was a great movement toward greater _____________ for the peoples of Europe.

3. Why does the author go on to put this liberty into historical context?

4. What is another topic these two cover?

5. The movements towards individuality that is released from intense restrictions are a sign, according to the philosopher, of what?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the author say about tyranny?

2. What is thought of Copernicus' knowledge now?

3. With what does the book begin? Why?

4. What is said about Aristotle regarding tyranny in this chapter?

5. How is tyranny a threat to democracy?

6. What was exposed by this aspect of the Middle Ages education system?

7. What does the author discuss regarding controlling people?

8. About what do Mill and his wife write?

9. Describe Mill's education.

10. How is this author considered a philosopher?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following 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

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

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?

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