Part A: Hypothetical Scenario (worth 5 marks)
Pick one (1) of the scenarios in this section and write a response of approximately 300 words. In
your response, identify the ethical theory that you’re applying (consequentialism, deontology, or
virtue ethics) and explain it briefly (in one or two sentences). Then, explain whether, according to
that theory, you consider the action described to be ethical.
1) Shortly after you begin working for a computer hardware company, you accompany a sales
representative to a large company to discuss details of a forthcoming contract. Later, in the parking
lot, the sales rep stops by a car and puts two bottles of whiskey in the back seat. You suspect that the
car belongs to the company’s purchasing agent. What is your ethical responsibility? Should you
report what happened to your boss? ……..