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Duty – Quiz A

Test your knowledge about DUTY

The first of the five classes of moral terms and judgments is ‘duty’ (and ‘obligation’) as well as ‘right’ and ‘wrong’. This class of terms includes:

duty prescribed sinful
obligation should moral
right permissible immoral
responsible must ethical
forbidden may unethical
wrong bound
ought correct


Try this QUIZ to find out for yourself. You may send your response to me … I will post some responses provided they comply with our Terms of Use. Watch for my response to this Quiz.

1. A duty is the right thing to do independent of a person’s motives or interest. Agree OR Disagree. Why?

2. A responsibility is a duty which a person has in virtue of his particular position. Agree OR Disagree. Why?

3. One can put someone under an obligation but not under a duty. Agree OR Disagree. Why?

4. If it is a person’s duty to do something,then the act of doing it is morally right and it would be wrong not to do it. Agree OR Disagree. Why?

5. A person is not necessarily obligated to do every morally right act. Agree OR Disagree. Why?

6. Going beyond the call of duty (e.g.,acts of supererogation) is a morally right act. Agree OR Disagree. Why?

7. Doing one’s duty may or may not be an object of interest. Agree OR Disagree. Why?

8. Immoral must be distinguished from non-moral or a-moral. Agree OR Disagree. Why?

9. A morally permissible act is not morally wrong;it could be morally right or morally indifferent. AgreeOR Disagree. Why?

10. When a person may do an act,then it is not wrong to do it. Agree OR Disagree. Why?