Final Test - Hard
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Is taking a dissenting position loudly before an already angry mob free speech?
2. What is the author now interested in figuring out, regarding the principles?
3. What other countries does the author also believe have become more alike to one another?
4. From what century is Wilhelm Von Humboldt?
5. Who is J.S. Mill's ancient predecessor?
Essay Topic 1
John Stuart Mill is a home-schooled philosopher.
Part 1) Describe Mill's education. How has his education prepared him for his future as a journalist and civil rights advocate?
Part 2) Compare his education to you own. What aspects of each do you believe are beneficial? Why?
Part 3) If his education had been different or non-existent, how might this have changed his life? So, how influential was his education on his life's work?
Essay Topic 2
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?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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