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 does Mill say about when one might pass a village or two away from one's home?

2. Why is it a problem that some Mormons openly practice polygamy?

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

4. What does Mill believe had a hand in dealing with those who are undisciplined?

5. What does he also want to do regarding these principles?

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 are two of the most significant questions regarding one's conduct?

4. How does John Stuart Mill complete this book?

5. To what is the author opposed? How does he support his beliefs regarding this issue?

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

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

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

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

10. Who is Wilhelm Von Humboldt?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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