Ethics In America Section 1

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Ethics Quizzes & Trivia

In the simplest terms, ethics is basically the philosophical branch, which sets apart right and wrong. Ethics in America is a quiz testing on the code of ethics set by the American Constitution. Enjoy while at it.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following philosophers started the peripatetic School
    • A. 

      Thucydides

    • B. 

      Plato

    • C. 

      Aristotle

    • D. 

      Plotinus

  • 2. 
    Socrates was accused of which of these crimes?
    • A. 

      Murder

    • B. 

      Making slanderous and false accusations

    • C. 

      Threatening the goverment

    • D. 

      Corrupting the youth

  • 3. 
    Plotinus first Principle is best expressed through which two ideas?
    • A. 

      Virtue and Happiness

    • B. 

      Being and The Good

    • C. 

      Unity and Oneness

    • D. 

      Virtue and The Soul

  • 4. 
    Plato believed which of these to be true about virtue and self-interest?
    • A. 

      Everybody always chooses to do the virtuous thing

    • B. 

      You can't be virtuous if you have self-interest.

    • C. 

      People sometimes choose to do non-virtuous things.

    • D. 

      Some people do things without any self-interest

  • 5. 
    Thrasymachus statements express which two modern belief systems?
    • A. 

      Moral Skepticism and Relativism

    • B. 

      Self-Interest and Dominant Plitics

    • C. 

      Punitive Justice and Force

    • D. 

      Modernism and Relative Skepticism

  • 6. 
    In Plato's cave, the normal objects that we see each day are symbolized by what?
    • A. 

      Dreams

    • B. 

      Walls

    • C. 

      Rocks

    • D. 

      Shadows

  • 7. 
    The Doctrine of the Mean was created by which philosopher?
    • A. 

      Socrates

    • B. 

      Plato

    • C. 

      Aristotle

    • D. 

      Plotinus

  • 8. 
    The Doctrine of the Mean can be used for which purpose?
    • A. 

      Calculating how virtuous we are.

    • B. 

      Determining how much is right for us.

    • C. 

      Determining who is nice and who is mean.

    • D. 

      Calculating a mathematical average.

  • 9. 
    The type of 'mean' that falls between two extremes is which of the following?
    • A. 

      Relative mean

    • B. 

      Virtuous mean

    • C. 

      Moderate mean

    • D. 

      Absolute mean

  • 10. 
    How were Jacob and Abraham related?
    • A. 

      Jacob was the first-born son of Abraham.

    • B. 

      Abraham was Jacob's ancestor.

    • C. 

      Jacob and Abraham were brothers.

    • D. 

      Jacob was Abraham's father.

  • 11. 
    The covenant in the Bible refers to which promise?
    • A. 

      Abraham's promise to Jacob.

    • B. 

      God's promise to Jacob.

    • C. 

      Jacob's promise to Abraham.

    • D. 

      God's promise to Abraham.

  • 12. 
    A paradox is which of the following?
    • A. 

      Something that seems false because it is contradictory.

    • B. 

      Something that seems to be contradictory but may be true.

    • C. 

      Something that is contradictory but seems to be true.

    • D. 

      Something that is true but seems to be contradictory.

  • 13. 
    The power given to the people increased according to which order of philosophers?
    • A. 

      Hobbes, Rousseau, Locke.

    • B. 

      Locke, Rousseau, Hobbes.

    • C. 

      Locke, Jefferson, Hobbes.

    • D. 

      Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau.

  • 14. 
    According to Aquinas, the basis of natural law is which of the following?
    • A. 

      God.

    • B. 

      Divine Providence.

    • C. 

      The way we naturally are.

    • D. 

      Human nature.

  • 15. 
    The two classes of duties, according to Kant, are which of the following
    • A. 

      Perfect duties and imperfect duties.

    • B. 

      Perfect duties to oneself and imperfect duties to oneself.

    • C. 

      Duties to oneself and duties to others.

    • D. 

      Perfect duties to others and imperfect duties to others.

  • 16. 
    The first two paragraphs in the Declaration of Independence give an account of what?
    • A. 

      Social justice.

    • B. 

      Inalienable rights.

    • C. 

      Justice as fairness.

    • D. 

      Natural rights.

  • 17. 
    Aquinas three natural inclinations are which of the following?
    • A. 

      Inclinations to self-preservation, reproduction and reason.

    • B. 

      Inclinations to Divine law, natural law and self-preservation.

    • C. 

      Inclinations to self-reservation, reproduction and care of offspring.

    • D. 

      Inclinations to sovereign rule, legislative rule, and rule by the people.

  • 18. 
    Who said "government is best which governs not at all"?
    • A. 

      Thomas Jefferson

    • B. 

      Mahatma Gandhi

    • C. 

      Dr. Martin Luther King

    • D. 

      Henry David Thoreau

  • 19. 
    Rousseau believed which of the following?
    • A. 

      Totalitarianism was the best kind of goverment

    • B. 

      People could have individual groups and still be loyal to their country.

    • C. 

      People were hurting themselves by making independent associations.

    • D. 

      Loyalty to one's country was shameful.

  • 20. 
    John Rawls invented his two principles on what basis?
    • A. 

      He wanted to help the poor and disadvantaged.

    • B. 

      Everyone would choose these principles if they were ignorant of individual status.

    • C. 

      These principles naturally follow from the definition of justice.

    • D. 

      He believed these principles would establish fairness.

  • 21. 
    John Rawls supported which philosopher's theory of morality?
    • A. 

      Jacques Rousseau

    • B. 

      Thomas Hobbes

    • C. 

      Immanuel Kant

    • D. 

      John Locke

  • 22. 
    Mill said what about Kant's Categorical Imperative?
    • A. 

      The Categorical Imperative was false.

    • B. 

      The Categorical Imperative was the same as Utilitarianism

    • C. 

      The Categorical Imperative was true.

    • D. 

      The Categorical Imperative was only Deontological

  • 23. 
    Three virtue ethicists that we have discussed so far are which of the following?
    • A. 

      Epicurus, Bentham and Mill

    • B. 

      Epicurus, Plato and Aristotle

    • C. 

      Plato, Aristotle and Aquinas

    • D. 

      Plato, Aristotle and Kant

  • 24. 
    Utilitarianism states which of the following?
    • A. 

      Actions were right according to their own nature.

    • B. 

      Actions were right when they promoted happiness

    • C. 

      Actions were right when the person performing them was virtous

    • D. 

      Actions were right when they served the common good.

  • 25. 
    Epicurus thought which of the following?
    • A. 

      Prudence came from developing ones virtue.

    • B. 

      Prudence was the highest virtue possible.

    • C. 

      Prudence was one of the many virtues

    • D. 

      Virtues were all forms of prudence.

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