How Do You Think ?

How Do You Think ?

Take this quiz to determine how you would act and what you would do in a number of philosophical situations. There are no right or wrong answers, but the end result will tell you how you are generally categorized as a person.

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Your best friend tells you that she/he self harms, but you’re told not to tell anybody anything. You’re left in a sticky situation. You risk losing your best friend and their trust though. Would you:

a. Ignore your best friend and not do anything about the situation
b. Risk losing your best friend and tell a trusted adult
c. Try to take the issue into your own hands even though you’re not very educated about the whole thing and help your best friend

You catch somebody stealing something at Target and they casually walk out without getting caught. There’s a security guard near by and the offender hasn’t gotten far. However, if you do tell the security guard, you could ruin a person’s life. Do you:

Run up to the security guard and tell them about what you just saw
Walk away and continue shopping
Write a note to the manager telling them about the situation and pay for the item

You are a Christian perfectionist and are about to try for a child. Genetic manipulation is available to you and you are able to apply for it for a small fee. There are many issues that reside with it though- mutation, ethicality and God looking over. What would you do?

Continue with the genetic manipulation
Don’t follow through the plan but find a different alternative
Forget the idea all together and try for a baby the old fashioned way

A crazed murderer named Jigsaw has captured you and two other people and placed you all in the same room and you're holding the gun. He appears on a nearby TV screen stares at you and explains the situation: ‘You have the only gun in your hand which contains only one bullet. If you choose to kill someone, at least two of you will live. May the luckiest win’ The TV screen goes blank and you have the power. You don't want to die and you know nothing about the people except they're the same nationality as you.

You take this situation like a man and just sit there and die
You realize that being alive is not an option if you want to be the hero, so you sacrifice yourself and save the others
You save yourself and let the others die

Your future self appears to you in a dream and warns you of your impending fate. In three years time you will make a disastrous decision that will ruin your life because the people you love will hate you, you to be bankrupt and miserable. But you can fix it as long as you don’t take that path. Your future self also warns that, if you decide to take the brighter path somebody else will make the same decision your future self made but the effect on that person’s life would be death. What do you choose to do?

Carry out the burden and save somebody else's life
Take the brighter path and ruin someone else's life
You turn the other cheek and go on living your life and forget about this situation

The opportunity of a life time has just arrived at your door. You have the opportunity to gain entrance into Nossal High School; all you have to do is write an analytical essay on the novel: To Kill a Mockingbird. You must send it soon but you know English is not your strong point and your older sibling has written one on the same topic and received the best score in the year level. You really want to go to Nossal but doing it yourself could ruin your chances. What do you do?

You believe in yourself and send in your own version of the essay and pray for the best
You take your sibling's essay and pray nobody finds out
You take a peek at your sibling's essay but you don't send it in, only taking parts of their essay and putting it in yours

You are a respected knight in the very superstitious kingdom of Teddy Bear. The local white witch predicts that the birth of your first born will bring the death to the world. She has told no one else of this prophecy but has burdened only you with the knowledge. Your wife is heavily pregnant and is due to give birth in one month. You have until then to decide whether to kill your first child or hope that for the first time the white witch is wrong. What will you do?

You listen to the white witch and end up killing your first child, living with the burden of it's death forever
You ignore the white witch, convincing yourself that she's a liar and put the kingdom at risk
You go back to the white witch and bargain with her, asking to sacrifice yourself instead

Your only true love has just rejected you coldly. You are incredibly heartbroken as she tells you that she plans to marry somebody else does not love you anymore. But you can’t live without her. It’s been two months and still the pain is raw and you are at the point of suicide. Suddenly you find a love potion that is guaranteed to work; with this small vile all your problems will be solved. But in doing so you’ll know that her love for you is not real and you’ll be ruining her future husband’s life.

You decide it is immoral to fake love and make her unhappy so you take the highroad of living alone forever
You give her only a small sip of the potion in the hope to only have her fall in love with you for a little while, until you feel good again
You give her the potion because you can never part ways with her

A crazy gunman is holding you at gunpoint and points you toward three doors. He says: ‘You have the choice of going into one of the three doors. The first leads to a room where an insane man will brutally eat you alive. The second door leads to the hottest furnace in the world where you will be burnt alive. The last door leads to a room where 50 of the most vicious lions that I’ve starved for fifty years will tear you to shreds. You must decide. Which door will it be?’

You cringe and lead yourself to the hottest furnace where you will be burnt alive in the hope to hurt nobody but yourself
You head towards the lion's door and give yourself up gracefully in order for the lions to end their starvation
You run like a mad man

You are a respected knight in the very superstitious kingdom of Teddy Bear. The local white witch predicts that the birth of your first born will bring the death to the world. She has told no one else of this prophecy but has burdened only you with the knowledge. Your wife is heavily pregnant and is due to give birth in one month. You have until then to decide whether to kill your first child or hope that for the first time the white witch is wrong. What will you do?

You listen to the white witch and end up killing your first child, living with the burden of it's death forever
You ignore the white witch, convincing yourself that she's a liar and put the kingdom at risk
You go back to the white witch and bargain with her, asking to sacrifice yourself instead

Your only true love has just rejected you coldly. You are incredibly heartbroken as she tells you that she plans to marry somebody else does not love you anymore. But you can’t live without her. It’s been two months and still the pain is raw and you are at the point of suicide. Suddenly you find a love potion that is guaranteed to work; with this small vile all your problems will be solved. But in doing so you’ll know that her love for you is not real and you’ll be ruining her future husband’s life.

You decide it is immoral to fake love and make her unhappy so you take the highroad of living alone forever
You give her only a small sip of the potion in the hope to only have her fall in love with you for a little while, until you feel good again
You give her the potion because you can never part ways with her

A crazy gunman is holding you at gunpoint and points you toward three doors. He says: ‘You have the choice of going into one of the three doors. The first leads to a room where an insane man will brutally eat you alive. The second door leads to the hottest furnace in the world where you will be burnt alive. The last door leads to a room where 50 of the most vicious lions that I’ve starved for fifty years will tear you to shreds. You must decide. Which door will it be?’

You cringe and lead yourself to the hottest furnace where you will be burnt alive in the hope to hurt nobody but yourself
You head towards the lion's door and give yourself up gracefully in order for the lions to end their starvation
You run like a mad man

You are a respected knight in the very superstitious kingdom of Teddy Bear. The local white witch predicts that the birth of your first born will bring the death to the world. She has told no one else of this prophecy but has burdened only you with the knowledge. Your wife is heavily pregnant and is due to give birth in one month. You have until then to decide whether to kill your first child or hope that for the first time the white witch is wrong. What will you do?

You listen to the white witch and end up killing your first child, living with the burden of it's death forever
You ignore the white witch, convincing yourself that she's a liar and put the kingdom at risk
You go back to the white witch and bargain with her, asking to sacrifice yourself instead

Your only true love has just rejected you coldly. You are incredibly heartbroken as she tells you that she plans to marry somebody else does not love you anymore. But you can’t live without her. It’s been two months and still the pain is raw and you are at the point of suicide. Suddenly you find a love potion that is guaranteed to work; with this small vile all your problems will be solved. But in doing so you’ll know that her love for you is not real and you’ll be ruining her future husband’s life.

You decide it is immoral to fake love and make her unhappy so you take the highroad of living alone forever
You give her only a small sip of the potion in the hope to only have her fall in love with you for a little while, until you feel good again
You give her the potion because you can never part ways with her

A crazy gunman is holding you at gunpoint and points you toward three doors. He says: ‘You have the choice of going into one of the three doors. The first leads to a room where an insane man will brutally eat you alive. The second door leads to the hottest furnace in the world where you will be burnt alive. The last door leads to a room where 50 of the most vicious lions that I’ve starved for fifty years will tear you to shreds. You must decide. Which door will it be?’

You cringe and lead yourself to the hottest furnace where you will be burnt alive in the hope to hurt nobody but yourself
You head towards the lion's door and give yourself up gracefully in order for the lions to end their starvation
You run like a mad man

The age old question: Should I pull the plug or not? Your mother is gravely ill and she has no chance of living, yet she is still on life support. You see another patient who needs a bed in the ICU and gets rejected by a doctor because there are no more beds. You discuss this with your family and you want to pull the plug. What do you do?

You continue to keep your mother on life support even though she is just a corpse that is breathing by a machine
You eye off the new patient and sneer at them
You speak to the doctor and pull the plug. Your family doesn't agree but you know you did the right thing

Your friends are smoking and they tell you to smoke as well because it’s ‘cool’. You’re left with deciding what to do and you risk losing them as friends but do you:

Smoke the cigarette so you don’t lose them but risk becoming addicted to smoking.
Walk away and say “If you really were my friends, you wouldn’t make me do this.
Tell them that you can’t smoke because your parents will know the smell and kick you out of the house

There is one week of Chinese school left but the class is pointless and your parents say you have to go to that class. Would you:

Listen to your parents and go to Chinese school and waste 3 hours of your life but keep your parents trust intact
Tell your parents you don’t want to go and see if you can skip this one class and you will do the chores for a week
Tell your parents that you are going to the class but you really are going to another place with friends

Your teacher tells you, that you have to read a book because it is a part of the English curriculum but you only have one night to read it because it slipped your mind. But the you find a movie for the book, would you:

Tell your teacher that you forgot the next morning but try your best to read as many pages as you can
Find the movie for the book and watch it but also risk assuming that the movie was not altered to suit being made with real life people
Don’t do anything about it and hope that the teacher forgets about the book

You’re in a close to death situation and there’s not much you can do about it but if you eat a fruit, it will fix you from your near death situation. But eating that fruit will cost the lives of many young children working to collect it. Would you:

Eat the fruit and have your life restored but sacrificing the lives of other young children
Let yourself die and let the young children live
See if there was any fruit currently, but if there wasn’t any fruit you would still be happy