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 is one significant question the author wants to answer?

2. What is the author now interested in figuring out, regarding the principles?

3. To what does he refer regarding persecution?

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

5. Where does this example take place?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Mill observe about Mormons?

2. What does Mill say about the impact of how one expresses his or her opinions?

3. What is the purpose of this chapter?

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

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

6. To what does this analysis lead?

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

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

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

10. What does Mill believe is under attack?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Education in both the Middle Ages and nineteenth century England are discussed.

Part 1) What does the author say about these two education systems? Compare these two forms of education. Why does he use these two as examples?

Part 2) How do these two education systems compare to your own? Do you study opposing ideas? Do you try to understand the points of view of others?

Part 3) How has the U.S. educational system changed in the past one hundred years? How would Mill feel about these changes? Why would he feel this way?

Essay Topic 2

This book is relevant today.

Part 1) What four points in this book do you feel are the most relevant? Why?

Part 2) This book is relevant in our society, but is it relevant in all societies? Why or why not?

Part 3) What would JS Mill think about the relevancy of this throughout the world? Would he expect it to impact all people? Why or why not?

Part 4) How is this book relevant to you, specifically? How might this book change your view of life and liberty?

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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