Ashford PHI 208 Week 1 Quiz Answers (Updated 2017)

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PHI 208 Week 1 Quiz Answers

  1. According to Mill, utilitarian morality holds that:
  2. According to chapter 2 of Understanding Philosophy, which of the following would be an expression of rule utilitarianism, rather than act utilitarianism?
  3. What moral theory does Jeremy Bentham (with whom Singer seems to agree) endorse?
  4. According to John Stuart Mill, utilitarianism takes into account the happiness of:
  5. Which of the following does Tom Regan say about the utilitarian approach to animal ethics?
  6. Which of the following describes how egg-laying hens are treated in factory farms, according to the video “Meet Your Meat”?
  7. Which of the following does not describe the ways that chickens and turkeys are treated on factory farms, according to the video “Meet Your Meat”
  8. In what way does Peter Singer think that speciesism is similar to racism and sexism? 
  9. What is speciesism according to Peter Singer’s account?
  10. According to the video “Meet Your Meat”, which of the following is true of how animals are slaughtered on factory farms
  11. What is a key feature of utilitarianism according to the assigned texts?
  12. The video “Meet Your Meat” can best be described as primarily communicating which message?
  13. What does Tom Regan say is the source of inherent value in an individual, whether human or animal?
  14. According to chapter 2 of Understanding Philosophy, utilitarianism is a form of what broader kind of ethical theory?
  15. What is Tom Regan’s position about the use of animals in research and agriculture?
  16. According to chapter 2 of Understanding Philosophy, which of the following makes it difficult to calculate the utility of an act, raising a potential problem for utilitarianism? 
  17. According to Tom Regan, what is fundamentally wrong with the treatment of animals in our current system?
  18. How do we determine the difference between higher and lower pleasures, according to Mill?
  19. Which of the following statements is the strongest evidence that the person saying it is a utilitarian?
  20. Peter Singer’s “basic principle of equality” applied to animals means: