Global Ethics

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1. Which of the following is true?

  a. Human rights violations occur infrequently in the world.

  b. One cause of human rights abuse is selfishness.

  c. Both a and b

  d. None of the above


2. A good way to protect human rights can be ___________.

  a. to not sell military weapons to dictators

  b. to obey international law

  c. a and b

  d. none of the above


3. A humanitarian intervention by the USA

  a. is always unjust

  b. arguably occurred against Milosevic in Kosovo.

  c. none of the 2


4. ____ is a human right.

  a. free speech

  b. not to be tortured

  c. food

  d. all of the 3


5. When considering global ethics, we are concerned with __________.

  a. ethical actions of citizens

  b. ethical actions of nations

  c. international law

  d. all 3


6. International laws ________.

  a. do not really exist

  b. prohibit aggression by nations

  c. none of the above


7. One action that can help the world thrive and be ethical is when a wealthy nation provides economic assistance to a poorer nation.

  a. true

  b. false


8. The case of Bitburg had to do with ___.

  a. sharing with poorer nations

  b. forgiveness

  c. the USA Civil War

  d. none of the 3


9. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights _____________.

  a. is an important national law

  b. is an important international law

  c. discusses the human right to be protected

  d. b and c


10. Which of the following is prohibited by international law?

  a. targeting civilians during war

  b. genocide

  c. human rights abuses

  d. all 3


11. The lifeboat example helps reveal the problem when we have ___ resources.

  a. unlimited

  b. limited


12. The notion that nations are not obliged to give the poorer nations has to do with forgiveness.

  a. true

  b. false