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

2. What is the author now interested in figuring out, regarding the principles?

3. What other countries does the author also believe have become more alike to one another?

4. From what century is Wilhelm Von Humboldt?

5. Who is J.S. Mill's ancient predecessor?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

When the author refers to liberty, he means societal liberty.

Part 1) What is meant by societal liberty? Why is this important to Mill?

Part 2) What are his opinions on societal liberty? How have the opinions come about?

Part 3) How does he question his own and others' beliefs about liberty? Why does he study liberty and its affects on individuals and society?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

John Stuart Mill is a home-schooled philosopher.

Part 1) Describe Mill's education. How has his education prepared him for his future as a journalist and civil rights advocate?

Part 2) Compare his education to you own. What aspects of each do you believe are beneficial? Why?

Part 3) If his education had been different or non-existent, how might this have changed his life? So, how influential was his education on his life's work?

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