On Liberty Test | Final 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. What does the author believe the Victorian age has done regarding freedom and energy of individuality?

2. To what is separation often conducive?

3. When should drugs be used?

4. Who does the author believe can be a very real problem?

5. To what does the author refer regarding variety of situation?

Short Essay Questions

1. To what does this analysis lead?

2. What example does he give to support his ideas about what is under attack?

3. What is the purpose of this chapter?

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

5. How does the author describe persecution? What causes persecution?

6. What are two of the most significant questions regarding one's conduct?

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

8. What is the author's belief that will happen if a government does not nurture its citizens?

9. What does Humboldt believe? Why might others disagree with him?

10. How would Aristotle have worded this previous statement about nurturing?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

John Stuart Mill and his wife wrote this book.

Part 1) What is unusual about this? What does this reveal about J.S. Mill?

Part 2) What does this reveal about Mill's wife?

Part 3) How might John's relationship with his wife influence his advocacy of women's rights, or vice versa?

Essay Topic 3

Mill discusses the matter of persecution in general as a reaction of people to others.

Part 1) According to Mill, what is persecution? Is this an adequate definition? Why or why not?

Part 2) How does one begin to persecute another? Why do people persecute others? What causes this desire to persecute? How can it be stopped?

Part 3) When does control in society to keep order turn into persecution? Where can this line be drawn?

Part 4) Does persecution exist in our society today? If so, why? How? If not, why not?

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