Practice Quizzes

Chapter 18: Sexual Ethics, Morality, and the Law

1: Consider two ethical principles: marriage should be a sexually monogamous relationship, and married people have a right to a sexually satisfying relationship. If one person in a married couple was not sexually satisfied, a(n) _______ exists.
conflict of interests
ethical dilemma
marriage in trouble
rule ethic
ethical principle
2: No one should be forced into sexual activity is an example of a(n)______.
ethical dilemma
rule ethic
ethical principle
situation ethic
morality
3: _______ are the worth or importance assigned to ethical principles.
Feelings
Ethics
Morals
Values
Conscience
4: Previously, some states defined ______ as any sexual activity between anyone other than a married couple.
sin
rape
sadism
sodomy
prostitution
5: By 1998, _______ states had repealed or declared their sodomy laws unconstitutional.
15
29
33
37
42
6: When laws made with regard to morality no longer reflect societal views, the laws
need to be followed.
should be enforced.
should be broken
should be deleted from law
should be changed
7: Genetic engineering raises the possibility that
the world will have no genetically inferior humans.
that parents will be able to choose things their babies' intellectual ability or eye color.
the human race would be destroyed.
all diseases would be wiped out.
researchers can "blueprint" humans.
8: The Comstock Act of 1873 left it up to the ______ to determine what material was lewd or obscene.
U.S. Postal Service
each state
US Supreme Court
the federal government
Censor Board
9: _______ formalize moral decisions for a society.
Ethical principles
Laws
Ethical dilemmas
Police
Courts
10: Police are known to _______ enforce laws regarding homosexual activity when the activity occurs in private.
rarely
always
sometimes
never
often
11: ______ is (are) defined as something offensive to modesty or decency.
Pornography
Obscenity
Rape
Adultery
Internet pictures
12: Laws prohibit questions during a rape trial regarding the victim''s sexual experience.
TRUE
FALSE
13: Rule ethics are based on the premise that all situations are unique.
TRUE
FALSE
14: Ethical principles accepted by a society help people of that society know how they are expected to behave.
TRUE
FALSE
15: The ethical principle of beneficence states that all people should be treated fairly and similarly.
TRUE
FALSE
16: A situation ethicist would always make the same decision in an ethical dilemma.
TRUE
FALSE
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