Human Morality & Ethics According to Adam Smith

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What intellectual movement strongly influenced Adam Smith?

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1. What is the name of Adam Smith's most important book, in which he outlined many modern economic theories?

2. Which economic system did Adam Smith believe best fit with universal natural laws?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In this quiz, we've included multiple-choice questions to help you see how well you know the philosophies of human ethics and morality by Adam Smith. Here, you'll be asked about Smith's philosophies, his influences and the economic systems he supported.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Our quiz tests your ability to do the following:

  • Identify the intellectual movement that influenced Adam Smith
  • Give the name of Smith's important book about modern economic theory
  • Discuss the economic system Smith felt best fit with universal natural laws
  • Detail Smith's beliefs about self-interest
  • Outline the metaphor of the invisible hand

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  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding Smith's beliefs about self-interest and interpret it correctly
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  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the intellectual movement that greatly influenced Smith

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If you'd like to review this subject further, our lesson called Human Morality & Ethics According to Adam Smith provides a handy way to do so. Once you finish this lesson, you should be able to:

  • Detail Smith's homeland and the era in which he lived
  • Explain what Smith's term 'laissez faire' means
  • Define what natural laws are
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