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. Would Mill's ancient predecessor have agreed with Mill?

2. John Stuart Mill completes the book ON LIBERTY by doing what?

3. What religious sect does he address now?

4. What has an adverse effect upon separation?

5. How does one begin to persecute another?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does John Stuart Mill complete this book?

2. What does Mill believe should be nurtured?

3. What is one reason for the author discussing trade in this book?

4. What does Mill believe is under attack?

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

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

7. Is this discussion of trade relevant for readers of today? Why or why not?

8. Who is Wilhelm Von Humboldt?

9. What does Mill have to say about one's place in society in the Victorian age?

10. To what does this analysis lead?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The ability to express one's opinions is powerful.

Part 1) Why is the ability to express one's opinion powerful?

Part 2) How has the author backed this claim with previous discussions and evidence?

Part 3) How is the ability to express one's opinion important to you? How has this freedom affected your life directly?

Essay Topic 2

Mill believes the mental capabilities and other attributes of the members of society need to be nurtured.

Part 1) Why does he believe they need to be nurtured?

Part 2) Do you find this to be important? Why or why not?

Part 3) How have your mental capabilities and other attributes been nurtured by society and the state? How has this nurturing affected your personality, interests, and relationships with others? Has your nurturing been important? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

John Stuart Mill was an outspoken advocate of women's rights.

Part 1) How did he support the rights of women? Why did he believe women deserved the same rights as men?

Part 2) Compare Mill's opinion to the average man's opinion. Why might it be so different?

Part 3) How does his contribution to the women's movement affect women today?

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