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Killing in Defense of the Innocent: Definition & Arguments

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Which of these theories outlines six universally accepted foundations of morality?

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1. Which of these is a precept of the Moral Foundations Theory?

2. Those who argue the validity of killing in defense of the innocent hold to which one of the following beliefs?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This multiple-choice quiz assesses your knowledge of the moral arguments on killing in defense of the innocent. Main topics you'll cover include the theory that outlines six of the foundations for morality and one of the elements of the moral foundations theory.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be quizzed on the following points:

  • Belief of those who argue in favor of killing in defense of the innocent
  • Argument of the domino effect
  • The case against killing to protect the innocent

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the moral foundations theory and an argument associated with the domino effect
  • Reading comprehension - make sure you know the most important information about the moral arguments on killing in order to protect the innocent
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding one of the main arguments of people who are in favor of killing in defense of the innocent

Additional Learning

More information on this debate is available in the lesson entitled Killing in Defense of the Innocent: Definition & Arguments. Follow along to learn more about these focal points:

  • Controversial Texas murder case that involved killing to protect an innocent victim
  • Justification for murder when an innocent person is being harmed
  • Issues related to determining if murder is appropriate or not
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