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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. The desire that Humboldt put forth for humanity and the method of exploration that he suggests combined with whose systematic thinking and exploration of ideas all tend to assist the process of thought towards arrival at the whole truth of life and of the reality for people?

2. What does the author believe is immoral?

3. What does Mill want to see regarding his principles?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What religious group does Mill mention suffering from persecution?

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

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

5. What example does he give to support his ideas about what is under attack?

6. To what is the author opposed? How does he support his beliefs regarding this issue?

7. What does the author say about finding one's proper place and balance within society?

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

9. What does Mill say about the impact of how one expresses his or her opinions?

10. How does John Stuart Mill complete this book?

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

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

John Stuart Mill and his wife wrote this book.

Part 1) What is unusual about this? What does this reveal about J.S. Mill?

Part 2) What does this reveal about Mill's wife?

Part 3) How might John's relationship with his wife influence his advocacy of women's rights, or vice versa?

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