Week 1 Quiz
The idea that character traits can contribute to or take away from a happy and meaningful life describes
If Mr. Swanson, a college professor, says that there is no such thing as right and wrong and treats questions regarding what is good and evil as relative to an individual’s values and culture, this is an example of the theory of
An example of an intrinsic value for an employee would be
accomplishing something of real value.
getting a pay raise.
receiving a bonus.
being rewarded with a gift card.
The idea that we are born with basic moral principles that we use to judge people’s actions describes __________ theory.
Which theory of ethics says that we should make decisions that produce “the greatest good for the greatest number”?
Which of the following ethical frameworks explains that our decisions should be based on the overall consequences of our acts?
Social contract theory
The idea that women place a high value on caring and nurturing others is the _____ theory.
Which of the following would be an immoral act but not usually considered an illegal act?
Lying on the witness stand
Stealing from an employer
Driving over the speed limit
Cheating on an exam
The main idea of utilitarianism is its focus on
principles of virtue.
the importance of the consequences of your actions.
following rules with no regard to consequence.
Which of these statements about moral values is true?
We are born with them.
We learn them in ethics classes.
We learn them from family and friends.
We inherit them from our parents’ genetic make-up.
According to philosopher John Locke, which of the following statements about human rights is true?
Human rights are created by governments.
Each human has basic rights to life, health, liberty, and possessions.
What human rights you are entitled to depend on where you live.
Human rights do not stay with us during our entire life
Janelle gives to charity because she enjoys the gratitude and recognition from the people she helps. This is an example of
Which of the following ethical frameworks would support child labor if the consequences produced better overall results than the available alternatives?