Golden Rule Ethics

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1. The golden rule is often dismissed by scholars as a vague _______________ that quickly leads to absurdities when one attempts to formulate it in clear terms.

  a. statement

  b. saying

  c. proverb

  d. axiom


2. Harry J. Gensler defends the golden rule and addresses all of the major ______________ objections.

  a. ethical

  b. psychological

  c. organizational

  d. philosophical


3. You already know what is good and what is bad. So always do for other people what you would like them to do for _________. You know that that is good. Be good to others, just like you want them to be good to you

  a. others

  b. you

  c. all

  d. some


4. The actual words “golden rule” are not found in ____.

  a. scripture

  b. the Bible

  c. the New Testament

  d. all 3


5. Buddhism: “_____ not others in ways that you yourself would find hurtful." Udana-Varga 5:18

  a. scold

  b. blame

  c. hurt

  d. harm


6. When most people think of ethics (or morals), they think of _________ for distinguishing between right and wrong, such as the Golden Rule.

  a. rules

  b. teachings

  c. ideas

  d. proverbs


7. Ethical norms are so ubiquitous that one might be tempted to regard them as _________ common sense. On the other hand, if morality were nothing more than common sense, then why are there so many ethical disputes and issues in our society?

  a. ordinary

  b. educated

  c. simple

  d. complex


8. Most societies also have legal rules that govern behavior, but ethical norms tend to be ____ and more informal than laws.

  a. exclusive

  b. inclusive

  c. broader

  d. narrower


9. Given the importance of ethics for the conduct of research, it should come as no surprise that ____ professional associations, government agencies, and universities have adopted specific codes, rules, and policies relating to research ethics.

  a. many

  b. few

  c. no

  d. all


10. Summary: Do ___ to others.

  a. no harm

  b. good

  c. no hurt

  d. no injustice