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 part of the reason for this discussion?

2. For whom is this section written?

3. What does the author believe the Victorian age has done regarding freedom and energy of individuality?

4. What is one significant question the author wants to answer?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. To what does this analysis lead?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Wilhelm Von Humboldt was a nineteenth century German philosopher.

Part 1) Why is Humboldt included in this book? What does he have to say about liberty?

Part 2) Compare Humboldt's beliefs to Mill's. How are these valid opinions? Does Humboldt adequately back his own claims? Explain.

Part 3) Do you agree with Humboldt? Why or why not?

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

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?

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