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Mains Self Study 2017 Test – 6

Mains Self Study 2017:  Test – 6

 

October 11, 2016

Answer ALL the following questions within word limit specified in the parenthesis next to question:

 

1. Differentiate between the following terms; (Define each in about 40 Words with an example)

  1. Ethics and Morals
  2. Values and Virtues
  3. Attitude and Aptitude
  4. Intuition and Reason
  5. Moral Intuition and Critical Reasoning
  6. Integrity and Probity
  7. Honesty and Fortitude

 

Sources: http://www.ethics.org/eci/research/free-toolkit/toolkit-glossary

 

https://www.insightsonindia.com/2014/09/03/general-studies-paper-4-ethics-important-terms-jargon-and-their-meaning/

 

2. Differentiate between environmental and developmental ethics. Examine why humans should be concerned with study of these two ethics. (150 Words)

 

Source:http://www.soas.ac.uk/cedep-demos/000_P563_EED_K3736-Demo/module/pdfs/p563_unit_01.pdf

 

3. Discuss which human values you think are unique to and which you can follow from some of the  great leaders and reformers whose names are mentioned below: (Discuss each in about 40 words)

  1. Swami Vivekananda
  2. Mahatma Gandhi
  3. Abraham Lincoln
  4. Nelson Mandela
  5. Bhagat Singh
  6. Winston Churchill

 

Source: General question which needs thinking on your part. For facts, please refer from Wikipedia.

 

4. In the light of advancing technology and accessibility of information for anyone, the role of family is diminishing in inculcating values. Do you agree? Justify. (150 Words)

 

Source: Please think and answer. No source required.

 

5. Have schools and teachers stopped to be centers and role models respectively for children to learn values? Critically comment. (150 Words)

 

Source: Please think and answer. No source required.

 

6. To which reasons do you attribute increase in the unethical practices around the world? Critically comment. (150 Words)

 

Source: Please think and answer. No source required.

 

7. Discuss how fear, passion, habit, ignorance and temperament influence human actions. (150 Words)

 

Source:http://insightsonindia.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/ethics-and-human-action-consequences.pdf

 

8. With suitable examples, differentiate between deontological ethics and teleological ethics. (150 Words)

 

Source:http://www.soas.ac.uk/cedep-demos/000_P563_EED_K3736-Demo/module/pdfs/p563_unit_01.pdf

 

9. What is persuasion? Write a note on ethical persuasion. (150 Words)

 

Source: https://ethicsinpr.wikispaces.com/Persuasion+and+ethics

 

10. Personally, which is of more importance to you – ethics in public life or ethics in personal life? Justify. (150 Words)

 

Source: Please think and answer. No source required