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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 subjects was his education clearly weak?

2. How does John Stuart Mill begin this chapter?

3. What was J.S. Mill to the women's movement?

4. Who has been exclusively and specifically an intellectual and emotional companion of J.S. Mill's?

5. Of what does the philosopher argue in favor regarding opposing views?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does John Stuart Mill say about the education system in Great Britain in the 1800s? How can one relate to this today?

2. What does the author mean by liberty?

3. How can one learn by expressing one's opinion?

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

5. What does the author say about tyranny?

6. What movements are taking place during Mill's time in Great Britain and Europe?

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

8. What is the story of Copernicus?

9. What is known about John Stuart Mill's father and brother?

10. How does John Stuart Mill complete this book?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Mill discusses the matter of Free Trade.

Part 1) What is meant by free trade? Why does he discuss this?

Part 2) What does the author have to say about free trade? Is this an adequate discussion? Why or why not?

Part 3) How does free trade work in our society? Is what Mill says in this book relevant and realistic in our society? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

When the author refers to liberty, he means societal liberty.

Part 1) What is meant by societal liberty? Why is this important to Mill?

Part 2) What are his opinions on societal liberty? How have the opinions come about?

Part 3) How does he question his own and others' beliefs about liberty? Why does he study liberty and its affects on individuals and society?

Essay Topic 3

Copernicus' knowledge of the Solar system is discussed.

Part 1) Describe the story of Copernicus. Why does the author use this as an example to prove the importance of freedom of speech?

Part 2) If Copernicus had been wrong, should he still have been allowed to express his beliefs?

Part 3) What might cause someone to persecute and stifle those with whom they disagree? how does this hurt everyone involved?

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