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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. What religious sect does he address now?
2. Do Unitarians face persecution in Mill's society?
3. What is of great concern to the philosopher, regarding human nature and character of individuality?
4. What does Mill believe had a hand in dealing with those who are undisciplined?
5. When should drugs be used?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does John Stuart Mill complete this book?
2. What is meant by free trade?
3. What is one strength of which the readers of this book must be aware?
4. How does the author pursue an investigation to attempt to find an answer to his first question?
5. Who is Wilhelm Von Humboldt?
6. What does the author say about finding one's proper place and balance within society?
7. What does J.S. Mill imply at the end of the text regarding the nurturing of society?
8. What is the purpose of this chapter?
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?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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