Introduction to Ethics Quiz


Decide if each issue involves an ethical decision:

Ethical Decision or Non-ethical Decision

  1. Deciding whether to buy a paper online.
  2. Deciding whether to make your Website handicap accessible.
  3. Requiring that all freshmen buy laptops.
  4. Deciding whether to meet your software engineering project group or to go to the movies.
  5. Deciding whether to sell encryption s/w abroad.
  6. Deciding to sell personal information acquired at your Web site.
  7. Writing a virus to explore the security holes of a network.
  8. Trying that virus out.
  9. Using shareware for your course projects.
  10. Talking in a chat room.
  11. Deciding to release your product to meet a deadline even though testing has not been completed.
  12. Forwarding a chain letter through e-mail.


    Ethics Quiz: Non-Technical Section

Decide if each issue involves an ethical decision:

Ethical Decision or Non-ethical Decision

  1. Deciding whether or not to return the extra $10.00 that the cashier gave you as change.
  2. Deciding whether to buy Tide or Arm and Hammer detergent.
  3. Deciding where to go to college.
  4. Deciding whether to give money to famine relief or inner city drug treatment centers.
  5. Deciding whether to become a police officer or fire fighter.
  6. Deciding whether to invest in South Africa or China.
  7. Deciding whether to copy software---freeware
  8. Deciding whether to copy software--not freeware.
  9. Deciding whether to invest your money or give it to a homeless shelter.
  10. Reading the assigned reading for class or watching the video your friend rented.
  11. Watching a video or writing a long overdue letter to a friend.
  12. Spending spring break on the beach or working on a Habitat project.

Author contact information: Fran Grodzinsky