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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. Towards what was there a Continental attitude?

2. Who is Mill's ancient predecessor?

3. In what did Mill have a personal hand?

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

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

2. What does the author discuss regarding controlling people?

3. What does the author say about tyranny?

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

5. How is tyranny a threat to democracy?

6. What does Mill say about the beliefs that one opposes?

7. What does Mill believe about freedoms of speech?

8. How do Mill's thoughts about liberty pertain to women?

9. What is the story of Copernicus?

10. What does the author mean by liberty?

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

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 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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