Ethical Issues of Lying, Cheating, Breaking Promises & Stealing


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In general, why are lying, breaking promises, cheating, and stealing all considered immoral?

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1. Which of these is NOT a situation in which lying may be moral?

2. To morally break a promise, what must be true?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Everyone has a different set of values in life. However, there are some ethical concerns that are universal, such as lying, cheating, breaking promises, and stealing. Quiz questions will test you on areas such as moral and immoral actions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Questions focus on the following:

  • Why some actions are considered immoral
  • When lying could be considered okay
  • Breaking promises
  • Justification of acts
  • Oppressive systems and morally acceptable actions

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use your understanding of moral versus immoral to answer quiz questions
  • Information recall - access information regarding justification of stealing and cheating
  • Knowledge application - apply information about when a promise is morally broken

Additional Learning

Students who review the lesson Ethical Issues of Lying, Cheating, Breaking Promises & Stealing will learn more about topics such as:

  • The three features of a lie
  • Ideology of Niccolo Machiavelli
  • Common argument against cheating