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 does the philosopher make clear regarding these two questions?

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

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

4. What matter does the philosopher then take up?

5. What is the definition of this type of trade?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Mill believe should be nurtured?

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

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

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

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

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. How does the author describe persecution? What causes persecution?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The author is interested in figuring out how the principles of this book can be applied.

Part 1) What principles does the author discuss in this book? Why does the author desire to see how they can be applied?

Part 2) How does the author go about testing these principles in society? How successful might these principles be in real life situations? Why?

Part 3) Have these principles been applied to our society? Explain.

Part 4) How important is it to test theories? Why?

Essay Topic 2

Various social policies work to make the best of the citizenry.

Part 1) What social policies does the author discuss? Why does he discuss these?

Part 2) What social policies exist in our culture to make the best of U.S. citizenry? Are more policies needed? Why or why not?

Part 3) How might social policies differ from one country to the next? What is the connection between these differences and diversity of situations? What would Mill think about this? Use the text to support your response.

Essay Topic 3

Mill discusses the amount of sovereignty an individual has over him or herself.

Part 1) What is sovereignty? What does Mill question, regarding one's sovereignty?

Part 2) How does Mill study and consider the amount of sovereignty one has over him/herself? To what, if any, conclusion does he come?

Part 3) How much sovereignty do you have? How do you feel about this? Would you like more or less? Why?

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