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    What is a duty called when it applies to everyone at all times?


    Question 11pts What is a duty called when it applies to everyone at all times?





    Question 21pts Which of these is a problem that egoists have?

    They don’t want anyone to know that they are egoists.

    They don’t know whether their actions are right or wrong.

    They don’t have any role models to base their behavior on.

    They don’t have any way to judge the characters of other people.

    Question 31pts If a diabolical villain threatened to blow up a city unless you kill one innocent person, what would a kantian say you have to do?

    refuse to kill the innocent person

    kill the villain

    kill the innocent person

    kill the innocent person if they would die in the city anyway

    Question 41pts If you are on the Moon, what kind of rights do you not have?

    legal rights

    natural rights

    moral rights

    ethical rights

    Question 51pts When moral theorists talk about “pain”, they are really talking about


    absence of pleasure

    emotional stress


    Question 61pts All humans are persons.



    Question 71pts Which moral theory would most likely be defended by feminists?

    ethics of care

    virtue ethics



    Question 81pts What do we call an action that is okay to perform, or one that is moral but not required?





    Question 91pts Sentimentalists think that an action is impermissible if it meets what condition?

    it merits feelings of disapproval

    it causes feelings of disapproval

    it causes feelings of pain

    it merits feelings of pain

    Question 101pts What do we call an action that you should not perform, or one that it would be immoral to perform?





    Question 111pts According to Friedman, corporate executives spending corporate funds to aid in some social responsibility, beyond what is required to maintain profits, is like doing what?

    imposing taxes

    stealing from suppliers

    abusing employees

    gambling with company money

    Question 121pts Who is most often associated with the classical U.S. view that a corporation’s primary purpose is to maximize profits for stockholders?

    Edward Freeman

    Milton Friedman

    John R. Boatright

    David Hume

    Question 131pts Friedman argues that democracy (conformity) is necessary in public life, but a shareholder vote should not be allowed to change the profit-making mission of a corporation.



    Question 141pts According to Milton Friedman in “The Social Responsibility of Business Is to Increase Its Profits,” the managers of a company may spend corporate money on charitable enterprises only when:

    they are sure that doing so will increase profits.

    they truly believe the cause to be worthy.

    they have expertise in the area.

    they have had a profitable year.

    Question 151pts Friedman’s view justifies anything that will lead to the maximization of profits including acting immorally or illegally.



    Question 161pts Which of the following, according to Freeman, is a primary stakeholder?



    consumer advocate groups


    Question 171pts According to R. Edward Freeman in “Managing for Stakeholders,” the Responsibility Principle

    says that business executives are only responsible to their shareholders.

    shows how business dealings are completely separate from ethics.

    is implicit in most comprehensive views of ethics.

    is a specific list of the responsibilities of business-persons.

    Question 181pts Freeman’s Argument from Character has what as its central claim?

    stakeholder management builds character

    stakeholder management asks executives to consider the character of their company

    stakeholder management demands that only executives with strong moral character can lead corporations

    stakeholder management takes into consideration the character of each stakeholder group

    Question 191pts Corporate executives are not themselves stakeholders.



    Question 201pts According to Freeman, the law gives de facto standing to non-stockholder groups.



    Question 211pts When talking about whistle-blowing, Davis examines three paradoxes: “the paradox of burden,” “the paradox of missing harm,” and “the paradox of success.”



    Question 221pts According to Michael Davis in “Some Paradoxes of Whistle-Blowing” which of these is not a paradox of whistle-blowing?

    The paradox of shared responsibility.

    The paradox of burden.

    The paradox of missing harm.

    The paradox of failure.

    Question 231pts According to Michael Davis in “Some Paradoxes of Whistle-Blowing” which of these is not required for a morally justified case of whistle-blowing under the “standard” theory of whistle-blowing?

    The organization that the whistle-blower belongs to will, through product or policy, do serious and considerable harm.

    The whistle-blower has reported the threat of harm to her superiors and it is obvious that her superiors will do nothing effective.

    The whistle-blower has exhausted all additional internal procedures.

    The whistle-blower is certain that if she does not blow the whistle that serious harm will occur.

    Question 241pts According to Davis, only someone who has been a member of an organization can blow the whistle.



    Question 251pts According to Duska, what two things does a business do in the free enterprise system?

    Produces good/service and makes a profit.

    Makes a profit and buys stock.

    Give to charity and produces goods and services.

    Trade and Transportation.

    Question 261pts According to Ronald Duska in “Whistle-Blowing and Employee Loyalty,”

    people may have an obligation of loyalty to a company but not to a group.

    people may have an obligation of loyalty to a group but not to a company.

    people may have an obligation of loyalty to both a company and to a group.

    people may have an obligation of loyalty to neither a company nor to a group.

    Question 271pts According to Ronald Duska you can not be loyal to a group.



    Question 281pts In “Whistle-Blowing and Employee Loyalty,” Duska states that an employee must be loyal to their company as if it were a person.



    Question 291pts The responsibilities in the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) theory are arranged from the least pressing obligation to the most pressing obligation.



    Question 301pts The Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) gives business 4 responsibilities. They are the Philanthropic, Ethical, Legal, and ________ responsibilities.




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