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. At what does the author look?

2. What is a second question the author focuses on?

3. Who has provided a grand support of Mill's statement regarding variety of situation?

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

5. According to Humboldt, what does every individual need in order to learn himself fully?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the author describe persecution? What causes persecution?

2. What is meant by free trade?

3. To what does this analysis lead?

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

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

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

7. What does Mill believe is under attack?

8. What does Humboldt believe? Why might others disagree with him?

9. What does Mill believe should be nurtured?

10. How does the author pursue an investigation to attempt to find an answer to his first question?

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

Wilhelm Von Humboldt was a nineteenth century German philosopher.

Part 1) Why is Humboldt included in this book? What does he have to say about liberty?

Part 2) Compare Humboldt's beliefs to Mill's. How are these valid opinions? Does Humboldt adequately back his own claims? Explain.

Part 3) Do you agree with Humboldt? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

John Stuart Mill was an outspoken advocate of women's rights.

Part 1) How did he support the rights of women? Why did he believe women deserved the same rights as men?

Part 2) Compare Mill's opinion to the average man's opinion. Why might it be so different?

Part 3) How does his contribution to the women's movement affect women today?

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