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Concepts In Engineering Chapter 2: Engineering Ethics Student-Accessible Questions TRUE/FALSE QUESTIONS 1. Ethics is a set of behavioral rules formalized in the codes of the professions to guide the conduct their members. a. true b. false 2. The most important rule of behavior in the engineering code of ethics is the engineer’s concern for the safety, health and welfare of the public. a. true b. false 3. Utilitarianism considers the good and bad consequences of an action and seeks to maximize utility. a. true b. false 4. According to the engineering code of ethics, an engineer’s primary responsibility is to the engineering profession. a. true b. false 5. Utilitarianism considers the good and bad consequences of an action and seeks to maximize utility. a. true b. false 6. Ethics is to professional behavior as morals are to individual behavior. a. true b. false 7. A factual issue in an ethical problem is one that involves some moral question to be answered. a. true b. false 8. The fundamental principles of the engineering code of ethics are the basic precepts by which engineers uphold and advance the integrity, honor and dignity of the engineering profession. a. true b. false 9. As a registered professional engineer you are allowed to perform engineering services in any engineering field. a. true b. false 10. Fundamental Principles are expanded in a set of rules called Fundamental Canons. a. true b. false MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS 1. A registered professional engineer, who graduated from Texas A&M, has primary responsibility to: a. his or her clients b. his or her employer c. general public d. Texas Society of Professional Engineers e. Association of Former Students 2. Morals are defined as: a. Rules of acceptable personal behavior when interacting with others in a social setting b. A system of rules and punishments established by a society to maintain a safe and orderly social environment. c. Personal rules of right and wrong behavior derived from a persons’ upbringing, religious beliefs and societal influences. d. A code or system of rules defining moral behavior exceeding requirements defined in the general laws of society. e. none of the above 3. Which of the following is not a fundamental principle of the engineering code of ethics? Engineers uphold and advance the integrity, honor and dignity of the engineering profession by: a. Using their knowledge and skills for the enhancement of human welfare. b. Being honest and impartial, and serving with fidelity the public, their employers and clients. c. Participating in successful engineering projects. d. Striving to increase the competence and prestige of the engineering profession. e. Supporting the professional and technical societies of their disciplines.
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