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 one example that he cites regarding persecution?

2. John Stuart Mill completes the book ON LIBERTY by doing what?

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

4. According to Mill, is it immoral for a government to deny its own people development?

5. According to Humboldt, what does every individual need in order to learn himself fully?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What does Mill observe about Mormons?

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

5. What religious group does Mill mention suffering from persecution?

6. What is the purpose of this chapter?

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

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

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

10. What is meant by free trade?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 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

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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