Which Course Business Ethics
Test Module 4 Quiz
   
   
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  • Question 1

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Which of the moral philosophies discussed in the text evaluates the morality of an action on the basis of the equity, fairness, and impartiality of the action, with rules serving only as guidelines in the decision-making process?
Selected Answer: 3.

Act deontology

  • Question 2

1 out of 1 points

A marketing manager who orders that a successful product be removed from the market after a customer dies from consuming it may be a(n) ____ because he believes in the rights of all individuals.
Selected Answer: 1.

deontologist

  • Question 3

1 out of 1 points

Of the moral philosophies discussed in the text, which one evaluates the morality of an action on the basis of its consequences?
Selected Answer: 5.

Teleology

  • Question 4

1 out of 1 points

Which of the moral philosophies discussed in the text focuses on the rights of individuals and on the intentions associated with a particular behavior, rather than its consequences?
Selected Answer: 4.

Deontology

  • Question 5

1 out of 1 points

Egoists believe that everyone should pursue maximizing their own self-interest, which is defined
Selected Answer: 1.

individually.

  • Question 6

1 out of 1 points

Which of the following is not a right that deontologists believe individuals have?
Selected Answer: 5.

Freedom to do whatever is necessary to be a success

  • Question 7

1 out of 1 points

Kant’s categorical imperative and the Golden Rule are examples of which moral philosophy?
Selected Answer: 1.

Deontology

  • Question 8

4 out of 5 points

          What is white collar crime and why has it become such a widespread problem?
Selected Answer: Version 1: White collar crime describes crime that occurs within the workplace. Usually, white collar crimes are nonviolent crimes that include acts of embezzlement, money laundering and/or misappropriating funds in some form or another. White collar crime has become a widespread problem because they tend to occur when organizational cultures do not have a great sense of control over its employees. In addition, such crimes have the tendency to transpire through intricate networks that can be very difficult for a company to decipher and decode.

Version 2: White collar crimes are usually committed by people who are considered respectable and of high status in the society and/or their professional life. These crimes are financial in nature and are nonviolent. These crimes might involve bribes, money laundering and misusing organizational fund for personal gains. These crimes are hard to stop and widespread because they are done by people on high ranks and who are not usually doubted for wrongdoings. These people have personal connections and networks that enable them to deceive the law.

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  • Question 9

1 out of 1 points

Kohlberg’s six stages of cognitive moral development can be reduced to three levels of ethical concern. Persons at the second level
Selected Answer: 4.

define right as that which conforms to the expectations of good behavior of the larger society or some significant referent group.

  • Question 10

3 out of 5 points

          Discuss the distinctions between the rule and act categories of utilitarianism and deontology. Why do you think some people evaluate the morality of an action on the basis of the action itself, whereas others evaluate it in terms of its conformity to particular moral principles or rules of conduct?

 

Selected Answer: Version 1: The rule and act categories of utilitarianism aim to seek the greatest good within an organization. This means that every employee is making decisions that match the same ethical standards as their fellow counterpart. This assures that every employee is operating in similar manners. Some people may evaluate the morality of an action on the basis of itself because ethics is something that can be interpreted differently amongst a group of individuals. Not everyone has the ability to determine what is morally right from the behavior that is morally wrong.

 

Version 2: The rule categories of utilitarianism focuses on an action in the context of the greatest good that this action might bring. If an action is conforming to a rule and it guides towards a greater good, the action is considered as good. On the other hand, act utilitarianism deals with the consequences of that specific act and its means and not a broader context.

For some people end justifies the means and good results are appreciated even if bad means are adopted to achieve them. For others, the means and goals are both important and they do not believe that bad means should be used to get good results.

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  • Question 11

1 out of 1 points

An individual who believes that an action is ethical because others within his or her company and industry regularly engage in the activity is probably a(n)
Selected Answer: 5.

relativist.

  • Question 12

1 out of 1 points

Of the moral philosophies discussed in the text, which one evaluates the morality of an action on the basis of its consequences for everyone affected (seeks the greatest good for the greatest number)?
Selected Answer: 5.

Utilitarianism