Lesson 4


Question 1

Ethics is a set of moral values and principles a person chooses to help guide them throughout the whole of their life Ethics, in this sense, is like a _________________.

  • A Set of blueprints or map for your life
  • B Medicine you take to ensure healthy digestion
  • C A computer program you download once and it runs in the background
  • D None of the above

Question 2

An “amoral” approach to living amounts to going through life without a plan, attempting to build one’s life at random, “feeling one’s way through what might work,” and changing one’s convictions at the slightest sense of fear or social pressure.

  • A True
  • B False
  • C
  • D

Question 3

One reason that we do not recognize that ethics is all around us and that nearly all of our choices are ethical is that __________________.

  • A Rarely are there consequences to unethical behavior
  • B It is often difficult to see how our mundane, everyday choices shape our moral character
  • C People do not award others enough for doing good in the world
  • D People are self-centered; they think about themselves too much

Question 4

Our character is developed primarily by _________________.

  • A Our genetics, body chemistry, and hormones
  • B Our environment and the knowledge we absorb from our family, friends, and teachers
  • C Our thoughts, decisions, and action over time
  • D How our behaviors have been strengthened or weakened by punishment and reward

Question 5

Character traits are different from simple habits in that _________________.

  • A Character traits are an important part of who we are, whereas we can often imagine ourselves without certain habits, particularly bad habits
  • B Character traits are largely attributable to us, whereas habits are largely acquired unconsciously
  • C Habits are largely attributable to us, whereas character traits are largely acquired unconsciously, by environmental factors
  • D Both A & B

Question 6

Which is NOT a way that leadership is different than management?

  • A Management necessarily entails a position of authority
  • B The role of a leader is to establish the basic vision of a company/movement/group and sell those involved on the idea
  • C Leaders may not have a formal position of authority or any direct subordinates
  • D Leadership positions general are held in higher regard and pay better salaries

Question 7

There is no one recipe for being a great leader, people of all different backgrounds have rise to become great leaders

  • A True
  • B False
  • C
  • D

Question 8

Which of the following is NOT something we can ascribe to businessmen?

  • A They pollute and often waste natural resources unnecessarily
  • B They produce a good or service and sell it on the market
  • C They strive to earn profits through win-win relationships
  • D They compete with similar producers for customers

Question 9

The following are a few important virtues all good businessmen embody:

  • A Greed, Ambitiousness, Risk-Aversion
  • B Creativity, Charity, Environmental Awareness
  • C Honesty, Integrity, and Rationality/Long-term thinking
  • D Cut-throat competitiveness, Risk-aversion, Sycophancy


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