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Multiple Choice Quiz

  1. The standard moral argument is a mixture of...
      a. Statements and queries
      b. Moral and nonmoral statements
      c. Deductive and inductive premises
      d. Questions and answers
  2. The best approach to identifying implicit premises is to treat moral arguments as...
      a. Inductive
      b. Deductive
      c. Nonmoral statements
      d. Theories
  3. We can evaluate a moral premise by...
      a. Trying to think of counterexamples to it
      b. Referring to the nonmoral premise
      c. Evaluating the conclusion
      d. Rewording the nonmoral premise
  4. The divine command theory is the view that what makes an action right is...
      a. That it maximizes overall happiness
      b. That it minimizes overall happiness
      c. That God commands it or wills it
      d. That it maximizes respect for persons
  5. A moral theory tries to explain...
      a. A moral agent's motivations
      b. What society defines as acceptable
      c. What people believe
      d. What makes an action right or what makes a person good.
  6. Considered moral judgments are...
      a. Those moral judgments that are endorsed by conscience
      b. Those moral judgments that the majority of people accept
      c. Those moral judgments that we accept after we reason about them carefully
      d. Those moral judgments that we accept because of our upbringing
  7. The work of building a plausible worldview will always involve...
      a. Eliminating premises
      b. Eliminating inconsistencies
      c. Tolerating inconsistencies
      d. Rejecting other worldviews
  8. Subjective relativism implies that each person is...
      a. Morally responsible
      b. Conscientious
      c. Tolerant
      d. Morally infallible
  9. Cultural relativism implies that it is impossible to disagree with one's culture and be...
      a. Wrong
      b. Right
      c. Fallible
      d. Understood
  10. A set of beliefs and theories that help us make sense of a wide range of issues in life is known as a…
      a. Theory
      b. Premise
      c. Morality
      d. Worldview
  11. Emotivism is the view that moral statements are...
      a. Relative to cultures
      b. The same as nonmoral statements
      c. Not moral statements at all
      d. A different kind of moral statements
  12. A statement asserting that an action is right or wrong (moral or immoral) or that something (such as a person or motive) is good or bad is a/an…
      a. Amoral statement
      b. Moral statement
      c. Nonmoral statement
      d. Motivating statement
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