The Moral Issues of Taking a Human Life


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According to society, which of these is most unacceptable?

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1. What is capital punishment?

2. What is a utilitarian?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet assessment tool is designed to help you quickly measure how much you know about morality and the taking of human life. You must be familiar with specific terms and real-life examples in order to successfully complete this assessment.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The goal of this assessment is to determine your ability to do the following:

  • Recognize an act that is most unacceptable in society from a given list
  • Explain what capital punishment is
  • Define 'a utilitarian' in the context of philosophy
  • Understand the core motivation for killing Osama Bin Laden
  • Choose an example that best describes a utilitarian view when it comes to killing a person

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as a utilitarian view of killing in certain circumstances
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define what a utilitarian is
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what motivated the Navy SEAL team in killing Osama bin Laden

Additional Learning

Learn more about this controversial issue when you use the lesson titled The Moral Issues of Taking a Human Life. This lesson discusses:

  • When society condones killing
  • In what situations murder might be arguably justified
  • What dilemmas might be faced by one who has to give up one life to save five