What Is Your Ethics Intelligence? IQ Test

10 Questions

IQ Quizzes & Trivia

Your Ethics IQ measures your level of ethics intelligence. This is not an exact science but does provide insight into your ability to reason through ethical dilemmas and make the right choice. The first five question tests your personal ethics while the last five tests your knowledge of workplace ethics. Each question below has three possible answers. Each question is scored from 1 (least appropriate) to 3 (most appropriate). The scores are totaled and an Ethics IQ provided. There are three ranges of intelligence: high, medium and low. A description follows each range to help you understand what it means to be in each range. Choose the “best” answer for each question. &n bsp; &nbs


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    You are on line to check out at your favorite bagel store when the customer in front of you reaches for cream cheese in a container in a refrigerated area. You notice she drops a $20 bill. She just paid for her food and left the store. Would you 
    • A. 

      A) Pocket the $20.

    • B. 

      B) Tell the cashier and give him the $20 to return to the customer who is a regular.

    • C. 

      C) Chase down the customer and return the $20

  • 2. 
    You are a student in Government 101 and are scheduled to take an essay final at 2:00 pm. While online, you notice a student in the 9:00 am section shared an Instagram photo of the essay questions. You are spending the time between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm in your study group. Would you 
    • A. 

      A) Use the posting to prepare for the exam but don’t tell the group members about it.

    • B. 

      B) Inform the group members and use the posted information to prepare for the exam.

    • C. 

      C) Ignore the posting.

  • 3. 
    You just cashed a $900 check at a bank. After returning home you notice the teller gave you $950 by mistake. Would you 
    • A. 

      A) Keep the extra $50.

    • B. 

      B) Go back to the bank and give the extra $50 to the teller.

    • C. 

      C) Wait to see if the bank realizes the mistake and deal with it then.

  • 4. 
    You are attracted to younger women. You are having difficulty meeting women of that age so you register for an online dating site. When you signed up you agreed to provide a photo. Would you 
    • A. 

      A) Provide a current photo.

    • B. 

      B) Provide a current photo of a younger friend who looks like you.

    • C. 

      C) Provide a photo of yourself from three years ago.

  • 5. 
    You have discovered through a reliable third party that your best friend is cheating on his wife. Your wife asks whether you know anything about it after seeing your friend with another woman at a restaurant. Would you 
    • A. 

      A) Confide in her that the cheating is going on.

    • B. 

      B) Deny you know anything about it.

    • C. 

      C) Tell her your friend hasn’t said anything to you about it.

  • 6. 
    You have accepted a job with a firm but will not begin work for six months. You did not sign a binding contract. One week prior to starting the job you receive a better offer from a company that also recruited at your college. You prefer to work for the company. Would you
    • A. 

      A) Accept the offer from the company and don’t inform the firm.

    • B. 

      B) Reject the new offer from the company and work for the firm.

    • C. 

      C) Accept the new offer from the company and explain your decision to the firm.

  • 7. 
    You have developed a close working relationship with a partner at the firm. You are a senior staff member. The partner asks you out for a date. Would you 
    • A. 

      A) Accept the date only if you believe it won’t affect your performance evaluations.

    • B. 

      B) Accept the date without preconditions.

    • C. 

      C) Decline the date.

  • 8. 
    You are one of five workers on a team that performs financial calculations for your company. In advance of meeting with the team’s supervisor, you discover a member of the team, who is your best friend, made a significant mistake in a calculation. The mistake made it look like the company was making more money than it was. Would you  
    • A. 

      A) Ignore it: You don’t want to get your friend in trouble.

    • B. 

      B) Speak to your friend: Give her the opportunity to correct the mistake.

    • C. 

      C) Inform the other team members: Let the team decide what to do.

  • 9. 
    You manage a group of six employees. One day one of those employees calls in sick. Later that day you notice the employee posted photos at a restaurant to Instagram. Would you 
    • A. 

      A) Speak to the employee the next day when she comes to work.

    • B. 

      B) Let it go and say nothing.

    • C. 

      C) Fire the employee because you have lost trust in her.

  • 10. 
    You are a manager at a fast food restaurant and monitor your employee’s social media posts. You just read a Facebook post by an employee who commented that the working conditions were oppressive. Other employees commented; some agreeing and others disagreeing. Would you
    • A. 

      A) Fire the employee who posted the critical comments.

    • B. 

      B) Ignore the comments.

    • C. 

      C) Meet with the employee to discuss the comments.