John Stuart Mill's The Subjection of Women: Summary & Analysis


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Which of the following statements would John Stuart Mill most agree with?

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1. Mill compared Victorian marriages where the wife is totally subordinate to the husband to which of the following relationship?

2. In Mill's terms, ____ refers to the ideal status where neither gender has any special legal or social privilege or hindrance.

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet assess your understanding of Mill's popular contribution to the 'woman question'. You will be quizzed on Mill's opinion about gender equality, as well as what he claims the role of women should be.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment will test you on:

  • Women's roles in Victorian society
  • Mill's opinion regarding women's roles
  • The woman question

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding Mill's theory about women in society
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained to answer questions about the author's opinion regarding gender roles
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about the cult of domesticity

Additional Learning

To learn more about Mill's theories, review the accompanying lesson called John Stuart Mill's The Subjection of Women: Summary & Analysis. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • The question of women's rights
  • Victorian customs and gender roles
  • Mill's opinion on women and marriage
  • Mill's opinion on women and work
  • Perfect equality between genders