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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. How does the author see the lessening of separation and the variety of situations?

2. What the author implies exists are often directed to whom?

3. The desire that Humboldt put forth for humanity and the method of exploration that he suggests combined with whose systematic thinking and exploration of ideas all tend to assist the process of thought towards arrival at the whole truth of life and of the reality for people?

4. What religious sect does he address now?

5. What does he also want to do regarding these principles?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does John Stuart Mill complete this book?

2. To what does this analysis lead?

3. What does Mill believe is under attack?

4. What is meant by free trade?

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

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

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

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

9. What is the purpose of this chapter?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

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?

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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