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 is one significant question the author wants to answer?

3. What is the cause of the example he gives?

4. Here John Stuart Mill addresses the impact of what regarding expressing one's opinions?

5. What does the author mean by state?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Mill believe is under attack?

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

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

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

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

6. How does John Stuart Mill complete this book?

7. What does J.S. Mill imply at the end of the text regarding the nurturing of society?

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

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

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

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

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 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?

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