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. Do Mormons face persecution in Mill's society?

2. Is it unethical to drive people down into being more slavish and less independent of will and thought?

3. What does the author imply that exist to make the best of the citizenry?

4. What does the author believe is immoral?

5. What does John Stuart Mill repeat is needed and beneficial to humanity on the whole?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are two of the most significant questions regarding one's conduct?

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

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

4. Who is Wilhelm Von Humboldt?

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

6. What is the purpose of this chapter?

7. What else does the author want to do with his principles?

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

9. What does Mill observe about Mormons?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Diversity of situations is important to Mill.

Part 1) What is meant by diversity of situations?

Part 2) Why is diversity in this sense important, according to Mill? Do you agree with Mill?Why or why not?

Part 3) How can a society or state keep this type of diversity? Compare the diversity of situations in Mill's time to today. Based on this text, what would he say about our diversity of situations?

Part 4) Do you feel that a lack of diversity of situations is a problem in our society today? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

Copernicus' knowledge of the Solar system is discussed.

Part 1) Describe the story of Copernicus. Why does the author use this as an example to prove the importance of freedom of speech?

Part 2) If Copernicus had been wrong, should he still have been allowed to express his beliefs?

Part 3) What might cause someone to persecute and stifle those with whom they disagree? how does this hurt everyone involved?

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