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. Can the interference and control of the individual by the state or nation be the preferred course of action?

2. To what does the author make it clear that he is opposed?

3. What religious sect does he address now?

4. What does the author believe regarding medicines?

5. From what century is Wilhelm Von Humboldt?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What has been the reaction to people who have trouble finding their proper place and balance within society?

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

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

6. What does Mill believe is under attack?

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

8. How does John Stuart Mill complete this book?

9. What does Mill observe about Mormons?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

Mill believes the mental capabilities and other attributes of the members of society need to be nurtured.

Part 1) Why does he believe they need to be nurtured?

Part 2) Do you find this to be important? Why or why not?

Part 3) How have your mental capabilities and other attributes been nurtured by society and the state? How has this nurturing affected your personality, interests, and relationships with others? Has your nurturing been important? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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