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. In what was Mill's education very strong?

2. About what does Copernicus know?

3. Had many of the Europeans were or recently were living under the authority of monarchies and aristocracies?

4. Over whom did Copernicus have a superior knowledge of this knowledge?

5. What does the author makes clear when he refers to liberty?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does the author mean by liberty?

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

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

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

6. What does Mill explain about Europeans and their sense of unity?

7. What does the author discuss regarding controlling people?

8. Describe Mill and his wife's relationship.

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

10. What is the story of Copernicus?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

This book is relevant today.

Part 1) What four points in this book do you feel are the most relevant? Why?

Part 2) This book is relevant in our society, but is it relevant in all societies? Why or why not?

Part 3) What would JS Mill think about the relevancy of this throughout the world? Would he expect it to impact all people? Why or why not?

Part 4) How is this book relevant to you, specifically? How might this book change your view of life and liberty?

Essay Topic 3

Diversity of situations is important to Mill.

Part 1) What is meant by diversity of situations?

Part 2) Why is diversity in this sense important, according to Mill? Do you agree with Mill?Why or why not?

Part 3) How can a society or state keep this type of diversity? Compare the diversity of situations in Mill's time to today. Based on this text, what would he say about our diversity of situations?

Part 4) Do you feel that a lack of diversity of situations is a problem in our society today? Why or why not?

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