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Self-Quizzes

  1. John Stuart Mill says that the only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is
      a. To establish order
      b. To maintain tradition
      c. To prevent harm to others
      d. To prevent the erosion of values
  2. Ronald Dworkin says that the essence of negative liberty is
      a. Freedom to offend
      b. Freedom to conform
      c. Liberty in constraint
      d. Social order
  3. Legal moralists believe that the harm done to traditional moral or religious values by pornography provides reason enough to
      a. Control it
      b. Set limits on its use
      c. Relegate it to the Internet
      d. Ban it
  4. Catharine MacKinnon argues that pornography is
      a. Discrimination on the basis of social status
      b. Discrimination on the basis of sex
      c. Discrimination on the basis of offense
      d. Viewpoint neutrality
  5. Nadine Strossen says that in a free society, the appropriate response to speech with which one disagrees is not censorship but
      a. Less speech
      b. Lawsuits
      c. More speech
      d. Controlled speech
  6. Wendy Kaminer maintains that censorship could
      a. Bring order and decency to society
      b. Hurt women and feminist causes
      c. Eradicate pornography
      d. Hurt traditional values
  7. In 2006 the porn industry’s revenues exceeded
      a. $13 billion
      b. $13 million
      c. $33 billion
      d. $133 billion
  8. In the text, pornography is defined as
      a. Any sexually explicit words or images
      b. Sexually explicit words or images intended to offend
      c. Sexually explicit words or images intended to provoke sexual arousal
      d. Sexually explicit words or images condemned by critics
  9. The view that all sexually explicit material is pornography is typically accepted by
      a. Liberals
      b. Feminists
      c. Free speech advocates
      d. Conservatives
  10. In 2006 the largest consumer of Internet pornography was
      a. The 35-to-49 age group
      b. The 17-to-20 age group
      c. The 20-to-30 age group
      d. The over-60 age group
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