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Amoral vs. Immoral (Grades 11-12)

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Amoral vs. Immoral

Instructions: Amoral and immoral are two words that sound and look very similar. While they are somewhat similar in meaning as well, the two words are not identical.

Amoral involves doing wrong without necessarily knowing it's wrong. Many ancient civilizations were amoral.

Immoral involves doing wrong intentionally, or being wicked and evil. God wiped out the Earth with a flood because the people were immoral.

Fill in the blanks in the sentences below to practice using these two words correctly.

1. 
Choose the word that best fits in the blank.

The toddler engaged in                 behavior because his parents had neglected to teach him right from wrong.
  1. amoral
  2. immoral
 
2. 
Choose the word that best fits in the blank.

The teenager openly defied her parents and engaged in                 behavior.
  1. amoral
  2. immoral
3. 
Choose the word that best fits in the blank.

The bank's customers were outraged by the CEO's                 decision to secretly siphon money from their accounts.
  1. amoral
  2. immoral
 
4. 
Choose the word that best fits in the blank.

During the battle, the soldiers became                , making decisions in the moment to save their lives.
  1. amoral
  2. immoral
5. 
Choose the word that best fits in the blank.

The attorney argued that the defendant was not mentally sound and, therefore, had made an                 decision.
  1. amoral
  2. immoral
 
6. 
Choose the word that best fits in the blank.

In the early days of America, many individuals did not think of slavery as an                 practice.
  1. amoral
  2. immoral
7. 
Choose the word that best fits in the blank.

The Ten Commandments provide a list of                 actions.
  1. amoral
  2. immoral
 
8. 
Choose the word that best fits in the blank.

Many scientists perform an                 act when they conduct harmful research on animals, but these scientists are often blinded by the hope of a discovery.
  1. amoral
  2. immoral
9. 
Choose the word that best fits in the blank.

The women's rights movement sought to end the                 subjection of women.
  1. amoral
  2. immoral
 
10. 
Choose the word that best fits in the blank.

The drug dealer admitted to engaging in                 behavior and promised the judge that he had turned over a new leaf.
  1. amoral
  2. immoral

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