ETHC 101 Quiz 1

Question 1

According to the Moral Reasoning textbook, what book on social ethics did Thomas Hobbes write?

The Republic
Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals
Leviathan
Nichomacaen Ethics

 

Question 2

Modified Divine Command Theory is another name for which of the following theories:

Divine Command Theory.
Open Theism.
Calvinism.
Divine Nature Theory.

 

Question 3

The primary benefits of Rule Utilitarianism over Act Utilitarianism are:

It allows us to determine our responses to dilemmas before we find ourselves caught up in them and thus increases our objectivity.
It allows us to determine our responses to dilemmas before we find ourselves caught up in them and thus decreases our objectivity.
It prevents us from determining our responses to dilemmas before we find ourselves caught up in them and thus increases our objectivity.
It prevents us from determining our responses to dilemmas before we find ourselves caught up in them and thus decreases our objectivity.

 

Question 4

Divine Command Theory holds that:

What is moral is the result of an implicit agreement between the members of a society that facilitates the functioning of that society.
God chooses (in the sense of determining or deciding) what is morally right and morally wrong.
Moral principles are an immaterial part of reality that exist even though they cannot be seen or felt, similar to the laws of logic and the laws of nature.
Moral principles are a reflection of the ultimate good that is inherent in the nature of God himself.

 

Question 5

Social Contract theory proposes that:

What is moral is the result of an implicit agreement between the members of a society that facilitates the functioning of that society.
God chooses (in the sense of determining or deciding) what is morally right and morally wrong.
Moral principles are an immaterial part of reality that exist even though they cannot be seen or felt, similar to the laws of logic and the laws of nature.
Moral principles are a reflection of the ultimate good that is inherent in the nature of God himself.

 

Question 6

Which philosopher is famous for proposing the moral principle known as the Categorical Imperative?

Plat
Aristotle
Aquinas
Kant

 

 

 

Question 7

According to the Biblical Ethics textbook, which theory posits that morality is a corporate illusion that has developed through biological processes?

Evolutionary Ethics
Deontological Ethics
Situational Ethics
Social Contract Theory

 

 

Question 8

Utilitarianism says that:

An act can be judged as moral or immoral by looking at its consequences for the person performing the act.
The morality of any action can be evaluated by examining the results of that action for the individual.
The act that produces the most good for the greatest number of people is the moral option.
Humans are naturally self-centered.

 

 

Question 9

According to the Biblical Ethics textbook, which of these is NOT a problem of situational ethics:

It divorces law from love
It lacks objective authority for its position
Love is contentless, pliable, and ultimately meaningless
It is legalistic

 

 

Question 10

The goal of exegesis is to discover:

What the text is saying to you.
How the text was written.
The literary context only.
The original author’s intent.

 

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