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Multiple Choice Self-Quiz

  1. According to Kant, what is the main problem with the golden rule?
      a. It makes morality depend on a person's desires.
      b. It makes morality depend solely on the consequences of one's actions.
      c. It fails to give us any guidance whatsoever.
      d. It allows lying, which is never permissible.
  2. What does Kant mean by a maxim?
      a. A bit of folksy wisdom.
      b. An objective moral law.
      c. A misleading moral command.
      d. A principle of action that one gives to oneself.
  3. What is the fundamental principle of morality, according to Kant?
      a. Never lie.
      b. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
      c. Act only on maxims that are universalizable.
      d. Always maximize happiness.
  4. Which of the following best characterizes Kant's moral theory?
      a. It is a version of utilitarianism.
      b. It is a version of consequentialism, but it is not utilitarian.
      c. It is neutral on the issue of whether consequentialism is true.
      d. It is inconsistent with consequentialism.
  5. What did Kant believe is the relationship between rationality and morality?
      a. Morality and rationality are fundamentally opposed.
      b. Rationality requires us to be moral.
      c. Morality and rationality are completely independent.
      d. Rationality might sometimes require immorality but not often.
  6. What is a categorical imperative, according to Kant?
      a. A command of reason that depends on our desires.
      b. A command of reason that does not depend on our desires.
      c. A principle of action that one gives to oneself.
      d. A principle of action that one gives to others.
  7. What is a hypothetical imperative, according to Kant?
      a. A command of reason that depends on our desires.
      b. A command of reason that does not depend on our desires.
      c. A principle of action that one gives to oneself.
      d. A principle of action that one gives to others.
  8. Which of the following did Kant believe to be the central moral virtue?
      a. Integrity.
      b. Benevolence.
      c. Compassion.
      d. None of the above.
  9. When did Kant believe that it is permissible to lie?
      a. Whenever doing so brings about more good than harm.
      b. Whenever doing so is necessary to avoid a catastrophe.
      c. Whenever the subject matter is insignificant.
      d. Never.
  10. According to the text, what is wrong with the principle of universalizability?
      a. It fails to explain what's wrong with lying.
      b. It permits the actions of principled fanatics.
      c. It falsely claims that the central moral virtue is benevolence.
      d. It makes the morality of actions solely a matter of their consequences.
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