On Liberty by John Stuart Mill: Summary & Analysis


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John Stuart Mill's On Liberty is most closely associated with which philosophical movement?

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1. In addition to John Stuart Mill, author of On Liberty, what other philosopher is most closely associated with the philosophy of utilitarianism?

2. Which of the following is NOT one of the essential freedoms outlined by John Stuart Mill in On Liberty?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Study the political philosophy of John Stuart Mill with these assessments and find out how much you grasp the subject. On Liberty will be discussed, and questions will cover areas such as the movement associated with the book and another philosopher who initially started it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

For the quiz you will need to know:

  • Recognize the specific freedoms laid out in the text
  • Determine the institution to be disregarded according to Mill
  • Name what group Mill decides should be avoided as far as tyranny goes

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the philosophical movement expressed by Mill's book
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding essential freedoms
  • Making connections - use understanding of On Liberty and how it is connected to resisting tyranny

Additional Learning

Review the lesson called On Liberty by John Stuart Mill: Summary & Analysis. The lesson will cover the following guidelines:

  • Define political philosophy
  • Analyze Mill's background
  • Summarize On Liberty
  • Recognize the effect it had on society