What is Morality? - Definition, Principles & Examples Video


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Some would define morality as something that is an absolute, and not to be questioned or changed. Others believe morality is always relative to the society, culture, and even the individual. Which is true?

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1. The human attempt to define what is right and wrong about our actions and thoughts is:

2. What are theories of ethics?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of the principles of morality. Topics you'll be assessed on include definitions of morality and theories of ethics as well as identifying five classical considerations for what is good.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Morality as an absolute vs. its relativity to society, culture, or the individual
  • Human attempt to define what is right and wrong
  • Theories of ethics
  • Five classical considerations of what is good
  • Morality defined

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on morality
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about theories of ethics
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the human attempt to define what is right and wrong about our actions and thoughts
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about five classical considerations of what is good

Additional Learning

To learn more about morality, review the accompanying lesson called What is Morality? - Definition, Principles & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Tell three factors that go into our understanding of what is moral
  • Compare ethics and morality
  • Differentiate between absolutes and relativity when applied to morality
  • Define what is good and explain how that sets up discussions about morality