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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 would be a significant social project?

2. When did Mary publish this?

3. Amongst the British, ________ were one of the categories of members of society who were actively seeking increased rights, responsibilities and liberties within the nations of the Empire, particularly on the isles of Britain herself.

4. What is another major benefit of giving freedom and safety to voice individual opinions within society?

5. What is another topic these two cover?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the author pursue an investigation to attempt to find an answer to his first question?

2. To what is the author opposed? How does he support his beliefs regarding this issue?

3. Why is it rare that one has complete freedom as long as one does not oppress or oppose the will of others?

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

5. What is one thing that the author want to do with the principles mentioned previously?

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

7. To what does this analysis lead?

8. What does the author discuss regarding controlling people?

9. What does Mill have to say about one's place in society in the Victorian age?

10. How is this author considered a philosopher?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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.

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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