On Liberty Test | 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. What does the author imply that exist to make the best of the citizenry?

2. What does John Stuart Mill repeat is needed and beneficial to humanity on the whole?

3. What is of great concern to the philosopher, regarding human nature and character of individuality?

4. Which goods or services stay on the market?

5. What happens to the other goods and services?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

Freedom of speech can enhance life for everyone.

Part 1) Why does Mill believe freedom of speech can enhance life?

Part 2) Compare a culture, such as our own, with one that does not allow for such freedoms of speech. How does your comparison support Mill's belief about the power of the freedom of speech?

Part 3) how have you used your freedom of speech? What might your life be like without this freedom?

Essay Topic 3

The author is interested in figuring out how the principles of this book can be applied.

Part 1) What principles does the author discuss in this book? Why does the author desire to see how they can be applied?

Part 2) How does the author go about testing these principles in society? How successful might these principles be in real life situations? Why?

Part 3) Have these principles been applied to our society? Explain.

Part 4) How important is it to test theories? Why?

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