How Much Do You Know About Kohlberg's Theory Of Moral Development? Quiz !!!

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How Much Do You Know About Kohlberg

Ever wondered how much you know about Kohlberg's theory of moral development? This theory is related to children's morality development which happens in six stages, and moral reasoning. Check out the quiz below to find a number of trivia questions on this topic and enhance your knowledge.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The United Nations tribunal argued that Nazis had committed
    • A. 

      Immoral acts

    • B. 

      11,100 murders

    • C. 

      Crimes against disadvantaged groups

    • D. 

      Crimes against humanity

  • 2. 
    Gilligan argued that there are significant ________ in the way in which individuals respond to moral dilemmas.
    • A. 

      Racial differences

    • B. 

      Gender differences

    • C. 

      Cultural differences

    • D. 

      A & B

  • 3. 
    At which stage of moral development do children come to understand the basic notion of reciprocity?
    • A. 

      Stage 2

    • B. 

      Stage 1

    • C. 

      Stage 3

    • D. 

      A & B

  • 4. 
    ______________ is characterized by an understanding of mutuality, the common good and genuine concern for the interests and welfare of other people.
    • A. 

      Preconventional morality

    • B. 

      Conventional morality

    • C. 

      Postconventional morality

    • D. 

      Midconventional morality

  • 5. 
    What group of individuals tends to score around stage 3 on Kohlberg's model of moral development?
    • A. 

      Men

    • B. 

      Women

    • C. 

      African Americans

    • D. 

      College professors

  • 6. 
    At which stage does moral thinking become more abstract and conceptual?
    • A. 

      Stage 4

    • B. 

      Stage 5

    • C. 

      Stage 6

    • D. 

      Stage 2

  • 7. 
    The notion of moral ________ implies that conceptions of morality and types of moral reasoning are not static across the lifespan.
    • A. 

      Equilibrium

    • B. 

      Ethics

    • C. 

      Development

    • D. 

      Transgression

  • 8. 
    Kohlberg's model suggests that rather than criminality being directly equated with immorality, it may be better to understand the relationship between lawbreaking and morality as a:
    • A. 

      Circle

    • B. 

      Pendulum

    • C. 

      Fixed scale

    • D. 

      Continuum

  • 9. 
    Which stage of moral development is consistent with the arguments of Kant and Rawls?
    • A. 

      Stage 2

    • B. 

      Stage 5

    • C. 

      Stage 6

    • D. 

      Stage 7

  • 10. 
    In ________, Martin Luther King, Jr., argued that there are two types of laws: just and unjust.
    • A. 

      America

    • B. 

      The Color Purple

    • C. 

      I Have a Dream

    • D. 

      Letter from Birmingham Jail

  • 11. 
    For the majority of people, which stage will be the highest that they will achieve?
    • A. 

      Stage 4

    • B. 

      Stage 3

    • C. 

      Stage 5

    • D. 

      Stage 8

  • 12. 
    The stages in level 1
    • A. 

      Punishment and obedience, instrumental purpose and exchange, interpersonal expectations and conformity

    • B. 

      Punishment and obedience, instrumental purpose and exchange

    • C. 

      Law and order/social system maintenance, punishment and obedience

    • D. 

      Social contract/utility/rights, universal ethical principles, instrumental purpose and exchange

  • 13. 
    Under Kohlberg's model, there are _______ levels with each having ________ stages.
    • A. 

      Four; two

    • B. 

      Three; three

    • C. 

      Two; three

    • D. 

      Three; two

  • 14. 
    ________ involves a peaceful refusal to obey existing laws that are felt to be unjust; a conscientious disrespect for laws that conflict with one's commitment to higher ethical principles.
    • A. 

      Civil disobedience

    • B. 

      Civil rights

    • C. 

      Universal ethical principles

    • D. 

      Universal morality

  • 15. 
    At which stage does a critical dimension (a willingness to evaluate and assess those with whom one identifies) appear for the first time?
    • A. 

      Stage 3

    • B. 

      Stage 4

    • C. 

      Stage 5

    • D. 

      Stage 6

  • 16. 
    ________ suggested that a law may be unjust if it is degrading to humans, discriminatory, enacted by an authority that is not truly representative and/or unjustly applied.
    • A. 

      Judith Boss

    • B. 

      Carol Gilligan

    • C. 

      Immanuel Kant

    • D. 

      Lawrence Kohlberg

  • 17. 
    The Nuremberg trials, judges appealed to ________ law as a means of bringing Nazi leaders and war criminals to trial.
    • A. 

      Human

    • B. 

      Natural

    • C. 

      International

    • D. 

      Positive

  • 18. 
    Work during the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s by ________ was responsible for great growth and progress involving the theory of, research on, and knowledge about the evolution of morality and moral behavior.
    • A. 

      Lawrence Kohlberg

    • B. 

      Carol Gilligan

    • C. 

      Immanuel Kant

    • D. 

      Judith Boss

  • 19. 
    Kohlberg argues that _________ can contribute to moral development by inviting us to reflect on the views of others.
    • A. 

      Role-taking opportunities

    • B. 

      Cognition

    • C. 

      Punishment

    • D. 

      Discipline

  • 20. 
    Gilligan argues that for women, morality develops
    • A. 

      Through focusing on justice, rights, and logic.

    • B. 

      Because of interpersonal relationships, compassion, and care.

    • C. 

      Because of maternal feelings they have for their babies.

    • D. 

      As women become more politically active.

  • 21. 
    Kohlberg argues that morality develops as a result of
    • A. 

      A natural biological process.

    • B. 

      Being punished.

    • C. 

      Being exposed to challenging moral scenarios and thinking critically about those dilemmas.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 22. 
    From a developmental perspective, the question is not ______ , but instead is_______.
    • A. 

      What would Jesus do?; How would Jesus think about what to do?

    • B. 

      How would Jesus think about what to do? How would Jesus feel?

    • C. 

      How would Jesus feel? What would Jesus do?

    • D. 

      "What would Jesus do?" is the only issue that needs to be considered.

  • 23. 
    When Kohlberg discusses "reversible" solutions to moral dilemmas, he is suggesting that we
    • A. 

      Do unto others as we would have them do unto us.

    • B. 

      Turn the other cheek.

    • C. 

      Find a solution that would be fair and just from the perspective of everyone involved.

    • D. 

      Find a way to maximize our own utility.

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