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. Why is it a problem that some Mormons openly practice polygamy?

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

3. What does Mill say about when one might pass a village or two away from one's home?

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

5. What is one example that he cites regarding persecution?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does the author say about finding one's proper place and balance within society?

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

4. What does Mill observe about Mormons?

5. What does the author say about taking days off from work?

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

7. How might the ideas and methods of Humboldt, Mill, and Taylor be useful?

8. Who is Wilhelm Von Humboldt?

9. How does John Stuart Mill complete this book?

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

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

The tone of the book is very consistent.

Part 1) How do you know the tone of the book is consistent?

Part 2) How important is consistency, especially in a book such as this?

Part 3) How does this consistency affect and influence the reader? How might consistency also make it difficult for a reader to discern what is the truth?

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