Theories of Ethics: Rights & Natural Laws


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Susan believes firmly that all people should tell the truth in every circumstance, with no exceptions. Susan is _____.

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1. Rich is a man of principle. He prides himself on his integrity. When he makes a poor business decision, he comes forward and confesses, despite the consequences he will likely face. Rich is _____.

2. Daniel believes that cultural norms determine what is morally right or morally wrong for a group of people. Daniel is _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this multiple-choice quiz and worksheet to practice your skills identifying various ethical theories. Be sure to understand how to recognize what theory a person follows based on their beliefs.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to determine what beliefs correspond to which of the following schools of thought:

  • Deontology
  • Consequentialism
  • Ethical Relativism
  • Moral Absolutism
  • Care Ethics

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the ethical theory lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about right and wrong in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding morality and interpret it correctly
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as moral absolutism and ethical relativism

Additional Learning

To learn more about legal rights and natural law, review the accompanying lesson called Theories of Ethics: Rights & Natural Laws. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identifying beliefs of ethical theories
  • Defining legal rights and natural rights
  • Determining each theory's beliefs on what one ought to do morally