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On Liberty Test | Final Test - Hard

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Final Test - Hard

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This quiz 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

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?

Mill believes the mental capabilities and other attributes of the members of society need to be nurtured.

Part 1) Why does he believe they need to be nurtured?

Part 2) Do you find this to be important? Why or why not?

Part 3) How have your mental capabilities and other attributes been nurtured by society and the state? How has this nurturing affected your personality, interests, and relationships with others? Has your nurturing been important? Why or why not?

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.

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