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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. Does the author believe that the notion of 'the Sabbath' requires a religious justification?

2. Is taking a dissenting position loudly before an already angry mob free speech?

3. What the author implies exists are also available for whom?

4. To what does he refer regarding persecution?

5. For today's readers, do many of the points remain salient?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What is one thing that the author want to do with the principles mentioned previously?

4. What does J.S. Mill imply at the end of the text regarding the nurturing of society?

5. How does John Stuart Mill complete this book?

6. What does Mill believe is under attack?

7. What does Mill believe should be nurtured?

8. What is meant by free trade?

9. With what question does the author begin this chapter?

10. To what does this analysis lead?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

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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