Exam Final AM 08A-2 - PHIL/ENGR 482-FINAL EXAMSPRING,...

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PHIL/ENGR 482---FINAL EXAM—SPRING, 2008--AM SECTION Name______________________________________________________ Section_____________________ TA____________________________ AGGIE CODE OF HONOR (Signature)_____________________________________________ 1. The rights listed in the list of rights for RP morality are all negative rights, but some of the rights listed in United Nation’s documents are positive rights. Which is the best example of a positive right? a. Right to an education b. Right to life (interpreted as the right to expect others not to kill me) c. Right to non-discrimination d. Right to expect others not to steal from me 2. Which of the following is an application issue? a. A false positive judgment is one which claims that there is a cause-effect connection when there is not b. The judgment that benzene does not cause a health problem is a false negative c. Errors in judgment about false negatives are more common than errors about false positives d. A false negative judgment about risk is more dangerous to the public than a false positive 3. According to the Accenture presentation, which of the following are considered “ghosting”? a. Charging hours worked to a different department within the same project b. Charging hours worked to a different project than the one for which they were spent c. Not reporting all the hours worked for a particular client d. All of the above 4, The Social Contract Model is usually considered the best account of the moral foundations of the relationship of professionals to the larger society. According to this model, a. Professionals should be primarily concerned with profit, because market competition will insure quality b. Professionals are given high social status in return for service and self- regulation c. Professionals are regulated by the state in return for not being expected to regulate themselves and other professionals, which usually proves ineffective d. Both a and c
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5. Regarding the environment, the code of the Texas Board of Professional Engineers a. Has no statement b. Says that engineers “should” examine the environmental impact of what they do c. Says that engineers “shall” examine the environmental impact of what they do d. Says that engineers “should” examine the environmental impact of what they do if their employer or organization has an environmental policy 6. A member of your design team asks the company to pay $1000 a three-day course in a new technology being used in your design, and with which your team is unfamiliar. According to the TBPE code, a. He should go b. He should not go c. The State of Texas will pay for it d. The professional society should pay for it 7. In the A-7D Brake certification case, a. Vandivier reported the problem to the FBI b. Goodrich had a second brake design in reserve if the first one did not work c. The faulty brake caused the death of a test pilot d. Both a and b 8. Though of the Aberdeen Three faced up to 15 years in prison and $750,000 in fines,
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This note was uploaded on 03/22/2010 for the course MEEN ISEN 302 taught by Professor Kim during the Spring '10 term at Texas A&M University–Commerce.

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Exam Final AM 08A-2 - PHIL/ENGR 482-FINAL EXAMSPRING,...

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