ETHC445 Week 6 – Quiz Latest

Subject: General Questions    / General General Questions

1. Question :

A decision by the commanding officer (CO) to follow rules and procedures in this situation would be what kind of ethics?

Objectivist ethics of self-interest


A deficiency of the virtue of courage



Question 2. Question :

Which of the three primary schools of ethics is operating when the commanding officer (CO) decides for medical evacuation of the injured sailor in order to aid the most possible?

Care based

Ends based

Virtue based


Conscience driven

Question 3. Question :

If the CO had been influenced by studying Thomas Aquinas, his decision making would be influenced by what factor?

His conscience

His strength of personality

His desire to succeed through successful outcomes

His repentance

His leadership skills

Question 4. Question :

What virtue is not shown if the CO shows unwillingness to contact the carrier air group commander about the welfare of his sailor because of fear?



The virtue of courage



Question 5. Question :

For the CO to make a decision in accordance with the categorical imperative indicates that he has been reading what ethicist?


Jeremy Bentham

Immanuel Kant

John Locke

St. Augustine

Question 6. Question :

A voice in one’s head telling one what the right thing to do is

Aristotle’s Virtues of the Mean.

An act of conscience.

Calculated acceptance of unavoidable consequences.

Being driven by personal self-interest and ambition.

Ends-based thinking of the Three Primary Schools of Ethics

Question 7. Question :

To ask, “What is the best possible outcome for my whole ship” is to apply what kind of ethics?

Social contract


Deontological ethics

Being caught in a dilemma

Ethics of the mean

Question 8. Question :

To think, “What can this do for my reputation when I come up for selection as admiral,” is an example of what kind of ethics?

Immanuel Kant’s categorical imperative.

John Locke’s social contract.

Ayn Rand’s objectivism.

Augustine’s doctrine of sin.

A social contract with the crew.

Question 9. Question :

To speculate about “what would the crew want to happen now” engages the CO in what ethics?

Utilitarian ethics

The virtue of compassion

Kant’s categorical imperative, second formulation

Concern for his vulnerability to sin

Deontological ethics

Question 10. Question :

If the CO were to take a care-based approach to this emergency situation, what would he do?

He would try to sympathize with the sailor and feel his pain.

He would try to figure out what he would want if he were the sailor and had suffered the injury.

He would contact the injured sailor’s family at home.

He would follow the published instructions for this kind of emergency

He would get the carrier air group commander to send the helicopter, even after dark.