Are You A Utilitarian Or Deontologist?

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Thinker Quizzes & Trivia

The quiz will help you identify which type ethical thinker you are by stating whether you agree or disagree with the following statements as well as answering which statement you agree with most. I hope you enjoy answering this quiz!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which statement do you agree with most?Statement 1:"It is worse to leave one of our fellow citizens in need than to leave someone from another country in that state. Therefore putting interests of fellow citizens above those of citizens of other nations."Statement 2:"We should condemn those who say that a life of one person is worth more than that of someone else."
    • A. 

      Statement 1

    • B. 

      Statement 2

  • 2. 
    Please read the following thought experiment carefully, after you will need to state whether you agree or disagree.   It is permissible to redirect a runaway trolley onto a track, where one person happens to lie, in order to prevent it from fatally striking many people on the other track; whereas, it is impermissible to redirect the trolley onto a track, where one person happens to lie, in order to prevent it from destroying a tool on the other track, a tool needed to save many lives.
    • A. 

      Agree

    • B. 

      Disagree

  • 3. 
    Which statement do you agree with most? Statement 1:"It makes no moral difference whether the person I help is a neighbor's child ten yards from me or a child who I shall never know, ten thousand miles away."Statement 2:"We have special obligations to our neighbors and fellow citizens - and to our family and friends - that we do not have to strangers in another country"
    • A. 

      Statement 1

    • B. 

      Statement 2

  • 4. 
    Indicate whether you agree or disagree with the following statement."Killing a stranger is harder to justify than letting one die"
    • A. 

      Agree

    • B. 

      Disagree

  • 5. 
    Do you agree or disagree with the following statement given the following information?The Metropolitan Museum of Art bought a painting by Duccio in 2004 for more than $45 million, an amount, Mr. Singer says, that would pay for cataract operations on 900,000 blind or near-blind people in the developing world.Therefore do you agree or disagree that: "Philanthropy for the arts or for cultural activities is in a world like this one, morally dubious"
    • A. 

      Agree

    • B. 

      Disagree

  • 6. 
    Given the background information from the previous question state whether you agree or disagree with the following statement:"If the museum were on fire would anyone think it right to save the Duccio from the flames, rather than a child."
    • A. 

      Agree

    • B. 

      Disagree

  • 7. 
    Please read the following thought experiment carefully, after you will need to state whether you agree or disagree.It is permissible to drive on a road in order to deliver five dying people to the hospital, although driving on the road causes vibrations that topple rocks at the roadside, killing one bystander; whereas, it is impermissible to drive to the hospital with the dying people on a road of loosely packed rocks that are thereby dislodged and tumble, killing one bystander.
    • A. 

      Agree

    • B. 

      Disagree

  • 8. 
    Please read the following thought experiment carefully, after indicate which answer you agree with most.You are on top of a bridge watching the runaway trolley head toward five people, and next to you stands an exceptionally large man. Should you throw him onto the tracks in order to stop the trolley and save the five people?
    • A. 

      Throw the man onto the tracks in order to stop the trolley and save the five people.

    • B. 

      Do not throw the man onto the tracks and let the trolley kill the five people.

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