MHR 452 – Quiz No. 1
1. In business and elsewhere, an action can be legal and morally wrong. TRUE
2. For philosophers, the important question is not how we come to have the particular moral principles we have, but whether we can justify them. TRUE
3. Organizational norms always and inevitably lead to groupthink. FALSE
4. Enron executives acted wrongly simply because they broke the law. FALSE
5. If you do the right thing only because you think you will profit from it, then you are truly motivated by moral concerns. FALSE
Ethical relativism is the theory that what is right is determined by what a culture or society says is right. TRUE
If your conduct is legal, it will also be moral.
An organization is a group of people working together to achieve a common purpose. TRUE
Moral standards concern behavior that can be of serious consequence to human welfare. TRUE
Rules of etiquette are always moral rules.
An individual does not have to follow the code of one's profession. FALSE
Bystander apathy appears to result in part from diffusion of responsibility. TRUE
Most people don't distinguish between a person's "morals" and his or her "ethics." TRUE
Business ethics is the study of what constitutes right and wrong, or good and bad, human conduct in a business context. TRUE
"Etiquette" designates a special realm of morality.
There are four basic kinds of law: statutes, regulations, common law, and constitutional law.
In theory and practice, law codifies customs, ideals, beliefs, and a society's moral values. TRUE
According to divine command theory, if something is wrong, then the only reason it is wrong is that God commands us not to do it. TRUE
Our conscience evolved as we internalized the moral instructions of the parents or other authority figures who raised us as children. TRUE
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