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. To what does he refer regarding persecution?

2. To drive the people down into being more slavish and less independent of will and of thought is to do what?

3. At what does the author look?

4. What the author implies exists are often directed to whom?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What is the purpose of this chapter?

4. What does Mill observe about Mormons?

5. Who is Wilhelm Von Humboldt?

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

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

8. How might the ideas and methods of Humboldt, Mill, and Taylor be useful?

9. How does John Stuart Mill complete this book?

10. What is one reason for the author discussing trade in this book?

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

Democracy brings with it the danger of tyranny.

Part 1) What is tyranny? What does Mill mean by tyranny? Why does democracy bring with it the danger of tyranny?

Part 2) Is this danger worse than with a monarchy or dictatorship? Why or why not?

Part 3) Does he propose how to deal with this danger? What are your thoughts on how a democracy can avoid tyranny? Use the text to support your response.

Essay Topic 3

The ability to express one's opinions is powerful.

Part 1) Why is the ability to express one's opinion powerful?

Part 2) How has the author backed this claim with previous discussions and evidence?

Part 3) How is the ability to express one's opinion important to you? How has this freedom affected your life directly?

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