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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, along with sufficient opportunities to express the nature, are all conducive to a healthy and vigorous individual and society according to Mill?
2. What else does the author address at the beginning of this chapter?
3. To what does the author refer regarding variety of situation?
4. Are some of these points a bit different today?
5. What is the author now interested in figuring out, regarding the principles?
Short Essay Questions
1. How would Aristotle have worded this previous statement about nurturing?
2. Who is Wilhelm Von Humboldt?
3. What is meant by free trade?
4. How does John Stuart Mill complete this book?
5. What does Mill believe should be nurtured?
6. To what does this analysis lead?
7. With what question does the author begin this chapter?
8. What does Mill have to say about one's place in society in the Victorian age?
9. What is the author's belief that will happen if a government does not nurture its citizens?
10. What is the purpose of this chapter?
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
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 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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