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. How does the author begin this chapter?

2. What does the philosopher make clear regarding these two questions?

3. What is a second question the author focuses on?

4. For whom is this section written?

5. What does the author do after addressing this issue?

Short Essay Questions

1. How would Aristotle have worded this previous statement about nurturing?

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

3. How might the ideas and methods of Humboldt, Mill, and Taylor be useful?

4. What is one thing that the author want to do with the principles mentioned previously?

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

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

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

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

9. What is meant by free trade?

10. To what does this analysis lead?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Freedom of speech can enhance life for everyone.

Part 1) Why does Mill believe freedom of speech can enhance life?

Part 2) Compare a culture, such as our own, with one that does not allow for such freedoms of speech. How does your comparison support Mill's belief about the power of the freedom of speech?

Part 3) how have you used your freedom of speech? What might your life be like without this freedom?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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