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Self Test on Knowledge Associated With Worldview Theme #42

Respond to each of the 10 multiple choice questions below by typing the number 1 to 5 of the answer you wish to select in the response box. When finished, click "process your responses".

1. Which of the following associations is inappropriate?  

1) ethics / study of right and wrong conduct    

2) reciprocity / returning a favor      3) utility / use and satisfaction      

4) tao / path of virtuous conduct

5)  absolute moral code / moral relativism

2. Applying  which of the following involving choosing between alternatives requires doing a calculation?

1) happiness principle             2) liberty principle 

3) non-aggression principle     4) act utilitarianism 

5) rule utilitarianism

3. The phrase “moral rules can't be evaluated outside a cultural setting" might be part of the definition of which of the terms below?         

1) universalism  

2) absolute moral code    3) ethical relativism

4) utilitarianism                5) altruism

4.  Which of the following terms might be linked by related controversies to the phrase "playing God"?

1) moral obligation    2) brotherhood    3) ethical relativism

4) bioethics            5) a land ethic 

5. Which of the following associations is inappropriate? 

1) evolutionary ethics/ outdated based on Chain of Being

2) Confucianism / ethical system      

3) ecosharing / environmental ethic

4) capital  punishment / the problem of evil       

5) distributive justice / sharing

6.  Which of the following form the procedural heart of the decision making behind the Ethical Orientation worldview theme? 

1) that professional ethics not be compromised by greed  

2) ethically based questions  

3) belief in responsible participation in democracy 

4)  compassionate attitude  5)  desire to see justice done 

7.  All of the following are true about how the moral value of an action and its associated consequences is assessed in utilitarianism except which?

1) it is based on usefulness and benefits    2) it considers those people affected 

3) it focuses broadly on human welfare    4) it simply adds up multiple benefits 

5) none of the above -- there are no exceptions

8. Which of the following beliefs or behaviors is most strongly linked to someone for whom the Ethical Orientation worldview theme is a key component of their overall worldview ?

1) utilitarianism        2) in an absolute moral code       

3) egoism                 4) in deontological ethics 

5) affirmative action

9.  Someone with a narrow worldview,  one lacking in global vision, might have trouble applying which of the following?

1) Greatest General Good Principle        2) Principle of Universality

3) Principle of Fraternal Charity              4) the first and second choices

5)  all of the above

10. Applying "The Principle of Fraternal Charity" demands that one summon

lots of what feeling or emotion?

1)  brotherhood            2) guilt                             3) empathy  

4)  outrage                   5) objective detachment


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