Week 3 Quiz – Chapter 2 Quiz

  • Question 1

2 out of 2 points

Egoism as a psychological theory
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states that self-interest is the only thing that ever motivates anyone.

Correct Answer:  

states that self-interest is the only thing that ever motivates anyone.

  • Question 2

2 out of 2 points

The case of the “deathbed promise” shows that
Selected Answer:  

utilitarianism may lead to conclusions that conflict with commonsense morality.

Correct Answer:  

utilitarianism may lead to conclusions that conflict with commonsense morality.

  • Question 3

2 out of 2 points

According to Kant
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good will is the only thing that is good in itself.

Correct Answer:  

good will is the only thing that is good in itself.

  • Question 4

2 out of 2 points

Kant believed that we should always act
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in a way that we can will the maxim of our action to become a universal law.

Correct Answer:  

in a way that we can will the maxim of our action to become a universal law.

  • Question 5

2 out of 2 points

Which of the following represents a utilitarian belief?
Selected Answer:  

Rightness is determined by what will bring about the most good.

Correct Answer:  

Rightness is determined by what will bring about the most good.

  • Question 6

2 out of 2 points

Utilitarianism is appealing as a standard for moral decision making in business. Which of the following provides a reason for this?
Selected Answer:  

Utilitarianism provides an objective way of resolving conflicts of self-interest.

Correct Answer:  

Utilitarianism provides an objective way of resolving conflicts of self-interest.

  • Question 7

2 out of 2 points

According to W. D. Ross’s theory
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we have various moral duties that can’t be reduced to a single, overarching obligation.

Correct Answer:  

we have various moral duties that can’t be reduced to a single, overarching obligation.

  • Question 8

2 out of 2 points

According to the utilitarian theory, an action is morally right if and only if
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it maximizes total, net happiness.

Correct Answer:  

it maximizes total, net happiness.

  • Question 9

2 out of 2 points

Which of the following considerations about utilitarianism is correct?
Selected Answer:  

Unlike Mill, Bentham was only concerned with the amount of pleasure that an action produces, not the quality of the pleasure.

Correct Answer:  

Unlike Mill, Bentham was only concerned with the amount of pleasure that an action produces, not the quality of the pleasure.

  • Question 10

2 out of 2 points

Rule utilitarians
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believe that the optimal moral code will not normally produce 100% compliance.

Correct Answer:  

believe that the optimal moral code will not normally produce 100% compliance.

  • Question 11

2 out of 2 points

Utilitarians believe that
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an action that leads to unhappiness is morally right if any other action that you could have performed instead would have brought about even more unhappiness.

Correct Answer:  

an action that leads to unhappiness is morally right if any other action that you could have performed instead would have brought about even more unhappiness.

  • Question 12

2 out of 2 points

“If you want to go to law school, then you must take the LSAT exam.” This statement is an example of
Selected Answer:  

a hypothetical imperative.

Correct Answer:  

a hypothetical imperative.

  • Question 13

2 out of 2 points

A practical basis for discussing moral issues involves taking account of
Selected Answer:  

effects, ideals, and obligations.

Correct Answer:  

effects, ideals, and obligations.

  • Question 14

2 out of 2 points

Which of the following is true regarding Immanuel Kant’s beliefs?
Selected Answer:  

He believed that reason by itself can reveal the basic principles of morality.

Correct Answer:  

He believed that reason by itself can reveal the basic principles of morality.

  • Question 15

2 out of 2 points

Consequentialism
Selected Answer:  

states that the moral rightness of an action is determined solely by its results.

Correct Answer:  

states that the moral rightness of an action is determined solely by its results.

 

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