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 religious sect does he address now?

2. To what does he refer regarding persecution?

3. What does the author imply that exist to make the best of the citizenry?

4. To what is separation often conducive?

5. What does the author do after addressing this issue?

Short Essay Questions

1. With what question does the author begin this chapter?

2. What has been the reaction to people who have trouble finding their proper place and balance within society?

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

4. What is one strength of which the readers of this book must be aware?

5. What religious group does Mill mention suffering from persecution?

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

7. What else does the author want to do with his principles?

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

9. What is meant by free trade?

10. What does Mill observe about Mormons?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

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

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?

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