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 the author believe the Victorian age has done regarding freedom and energy of individuality?

2. How does the author take the matter discussed in previous chapters into a deeper discussion?

3. What does the author believe regarding medicines?

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

5. What does Mill do regarding trade?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who is Wilhelm Von Humboldt?

2. What is meant by free trade?

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

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

5. To what does this analysis lead?

6. What does Mill observe about Mormons?

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

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

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

10. What does Mill believe should be nurtured?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

This book is relevant today.

Part 1) What four points in this book do you feel are the most relevant? Why?

Part 2) This book is relevant in our society, but is it relevant in all societies? Why or why not?

Part 3) What would JS Mill think about the relevancy of this throughout the world? Would he expect it to impact all people? Why or why not?

Part 4) How is this book relevant to you, specifically? How might this book change your view of life and liberty?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

The tone of the book is very consistent.

Part 1) How do you know the tone of the book is consistent?

Part 2) How important is consistency, especially in a book such as this?

Part 3) How does this consistency affect and influence the reader? How might consistency also make it difficult for a reader to discern what is the truth?

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