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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. Of what does the philosopher argue in favor regarding opposing views?
2. Why is their friendship less unusual today?
3. By exposing opinions, what chance are people given?
4. The movements towards individuality that is released from intense restrictions are a sign, according to the philosopher, of what?
5. For millions, if knowledge of the solar system were not proliferated and supporting information both provided and explained would the majority conclude from direct personal experience that the planets travel around the Sun?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does the author say about tyranny?
2. What does the author discuss regarding controlling people?
3. What is the author's belief that will happen if a government does not nurture its citizens?
4. Describe Mill's education.
5. What is meant by free trade?
6. How is tyranny a threat to democracy?
7. How does the author describe persecution? What causes persecution?
8. What religious group does Mill mention suffering from persecution?
9. What does Mill observe about Mormons?
10. What does Mill believe should be nurtured?
Write an essay for ONE of the following 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
Democracy brings with it the danger of tyranny.
Part 1) What is tyranny? What does Mill mean by tyranny? Why does democracy bring with it the danger of tyranny?
Part 2) Is this danger worse than with a monarchy or dictatorship? Why or why not?
Part 3) Does he propose how to deal with this danger? What are your thoughts on how a democracy can avoid tyranny? Use the text to support your response.
Essay Topic 3
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?
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