1. Ethical Egoism: In the episode “Nagus” Quark becomes the new leader of the Ferengi Empire. When this happens
a. What challenges does he face?
b. Who does he trust to be his body guard and why does he choose him?
c. He finally congratulates his brother, Rom. Why did he do that and how did he reward him?
d. List five of the “Rules of Acquisition” that you find most interesting. (Look them up on Web)
2. While much of the episode, “Nagus”, was about Ferengi egoism, the
scene near the end of the episode, where Jake was helping Nog learn to
read, was to show a case of altruism. Explain how in this scene Jake was
being altruistic and not egoistic given the attitude of his father,
3. In the episode, “Cost of Living” the proposed wedding between
Lwaxana Troy and Minister Capio of Kostolia illustrates a dysfunction
between two cultures.
a. Describes the differences regarding how the wife-to-be should
“dress” for the wedding according to the two cultural traditions.
(Should this be considered an ethical issue or merely a cultural one?)
b. If you hypothetically were in Lwaxana’s place (that is, in her
“shoes” ) and you were forced to dress as his culture demanded, what
would you have done?
4. In the episode, “Let that be Your Last Battlefield”, the moral of
the story seems to be “People make too much of minor differences.”
Explain how this is illustrated in the episode regarding the two Aliens,
Loki and Bele. What was the condition of humanoid life on their planet,
Sharon, when Spock scanned it?