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

2. The Europeans want an increase in rights for whom?

3. What is one goal of education during the Middle Ages?

4. What is the definition for this type of liberty?

5. Does Mill directly mention women in particular?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is thought of Copernicus' knowledge now?

2. What is one goal of the education system in the Middle Ages?

3. How is tyranny a threat to democracy?

4. About what do Mill and his wife write?

5. Describe Mill and his wife's relationship.

6. What does the author say about tyranny?

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Wilhelm Von Humboldt was a nineteenth century German philosopher.

Part 1) Why is Humboldt included in this book? What does he have to say about liberty?

Part 2) Compare Humboldt's beliefs to Mill's. How are these valid opinions? Does Humboldt adequately back his own claims? Explain.

Part 3) Do you agree with Humboldt? Why or why not?

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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