You will be given seven scenarios, and you will answer truthfully how you would react in the particular situation. The first four will be occurrences that can happen today and how you would respond, and the next three will be scenarios that happened in early history, and how you would have reacted in that particular situation. the situation in each section will get more and more difficult.
With each answer you will either gain or lose a certain amount of points, and add up your total along the way. In the end, you will see where your answers place with on various ranges of numbers, and what it means to fall in a certain range.
Remember: What you lie about also says a lot about your character, considering that you made the decision to lie about how you would react
[[I would like to begin|Begin]]
Consent Agreement: We will use your data given from these scenarios.
Do you understand?
[[I do not|Start]]
You walk into a coffee shop to get some breakfast. You notice a woman and a man sitting at a table near the window. The man appears to be angrily speaking to the women under his breath, and the women is clutching her cup in a tensed manner. Upon further observation, you notice what looks like a fading bruise near the women’s eye. What do you do?
[[a) Not do or say anything. It’s not your business,and you shouldn't get involved.|a]]
[[b)Go to a worker and mention that something doesn't seem right, and suggest he call the manager. |b]]
Social Observation (e)Xperiment
[[ by |StoryAuthor]]Paige, Elise, Akaash, and Alexander
[[how it works|Start]]You answer a): You decide not to get involved. A few minutes later the man and the woman walk out, the man appearing to be pulling the women behind him. You get the itching sense that you should have done something. (-5)
[[2|2]]You answer b): You tell the worker, and the worker looks over at the couple. The tension also worries him, and he calls the manager. The manager comes in, and takes out the couple to question them. You feel you did the right thing by calling attention to what could be a potentially dangerous situation. (+5)
It is the day of your best friend's wedding, and you decide to get there early. While there, you search around for the bathroom, and end up walking through a hall in the very back of the building. Passing by a room, and hear muffled voices through a cracked door. You peer in, and see that your friend's husband-to-be is getting very close with one of the bridesmaids. You walk away in shock. You feel that you should tell your friend, but you are sure that it would ruin the wedding that you helped her plan for months. What do you do?
[[a)You tell your friend. It would ruin the wedding day, but it would also ensure that she is not stuck in a broken marriage from the start, and she would be far more hurt if she had to find out the hard way herself after being in what she thought was a loving relationship. | a]]
[[b)You keep quiet. You don't want to ruin the day for your friend, and you're sure that once they get married, the husband will break off his second relationship. Besides, it isn't your business,and you don't want to medal in her love life. | b]]You tell your friend. She's a torn up mess, and she seems angry at first, but she tells you that she is grateful that you told her. She reveals the truth in front of the entire wedding goers, and the ex-fiance makes his escape in a cloud of embarrassment. You help your friend cope with her sadness by suggesting you still have what was supposed to be an after-wedding party, and erase his name from the cake. (+4)
[[3 | 3]]You keep quiet. Your friend goes through with the wedding, and you feel an enraged shiver rush through you as they kiss. You are overwhelmed with guilt, and you're sure now that you should have told your friend. (-4)
[[3 | 3]]
You are driving to work, and you're exhausted from a near sleepless night. You get distracted for a second trying to find a good station on the radio, when suddenly your car crashes into another car, and you feel the front of your car bump something. You get out and see a person lying on the ground, possibly lifeless. Suddenly, awoman comes running over,hysterically crying, saying that she was the one who killed the person. What do you do?
[[a)You take responsibility for your actions and make sure that both she and the police know that it wasyourfault, not hers. You will get jail time, but it willalso ensure that an innocent person does not get accusedof a crime they didn't commit. | 3a]]
[[b)You let her take the blame for it, because you do not want to go to have to go to jail. You've never committed a crime before, and you wantto keep your record clean. Besides, she was involved in the acciden too, so it could've easily been her fault, right? | 3b]]You take responsibility for your crime. You are sentenced with jailtime plus various fines andprobation. You are disappointed to have these on your once clean record, but you still have comfort in the fact that you prevented an innocentperson from having to go to jail. (+3)
[[4 | ]]You let the women take responsibility for the crime, and she is given jailtime. You are distraught with guilt, and you know for a fact that if they found out you were lying, your charges would be much worse. (-4)
[[4 | ]]You are at a party, and everyone around you is getting completely wasted. In the haze of it all, you see a girl in the back, passed out, being taken into a room by three guys. From the quick glance you get of their faces, you can make out that the three guys are the top three football players at the school. You are 100% certain that what they are going to do to the passed out girl is nothing less than disgusting and horrific. You plan to tell the administration about them, but you know that they will be expelled. You attend a school that treats football like a religion, and everybody will loathe you if you are the one to get the three top players kicked out. What do you do?
[[a)You tell the administration. It doesn't matter that people at school will hate you, they violated her morals and being, and they completely deserve any consequence from their reactions. What they did was revolting, and you refuse to sit back and watch them get away with it. | 4a]]
[[b)This kind of thing happens at your school all the time,and it's not like you'd be the first one to not tell anyone. Besides, surely you're not the only one who saw it happen, right? It was a huge party, basically the entire school was there. Let someone else tell them, you've built yourself a good reputation at this school, and you don't want to ruin that over some girl you don't even know. | 4b]]You tell the administration, and they get expelled. The media gets catch of this story, and you find out that they have a cheduled court date, facing serious charges. You don't regret telling on them, and even though there are people in your school who hate you for for getting rid of the star players, many people have come out and told you how proud they are of you for revealing their evils, including the parents of the victim, who were extremely greatful (+5)
[[Part 2|Part 2]]You decide not to tell. Nobody at the party tells. The guys get away with what they did, facing no consequences. You find out the girl who was sexually abused goes in to a deep depression, and is forced to leave the school due to a severe drop in grades. (-8)
[[|Part 2]]You have completed Part I. Based on your total amount of points, see where you fall in the following scale:
14-17: You are truly a person of excellent morals, and make notable decisions in time of stress or tragedy
10-16: You are a good person, but perhaps in time of mental anguish, yiu may not always choose what is the moral choice.
9 or lower: Perhaps you need to reevaluate the person you currently are, and look deep inside and figure out what to change that can help you react better in situations
In Part 2, you will be presented with three moral dilemmas based on events that happened in history. Put yourself in that time period try to connect with how they people of that time felt, and decide what you would do in the following scenarios. In this section, you will not recieve any points, just choose the answer that you believe would best fit for how you would handle certain situations.
[[ 1| 1]]It is the Late Medieval ages, during the time of severe corruption in Europe. Crops are dying, the livestock are dying, and everyone around you is dropping from the Black Plague. You are a nobel, who has been hiding from the plague, completely cut off society sitting behind walls in your castle. You are building a ship to leave Europe and travel to land where the plague has not reached. You plan to bring your dear friend, but on the day of departure, you notice that he seems a bit off. His energy level is lower than normal, and every few minutes he has a nagging cough. Fear sets in that he has been infected, but he promises that he just didn't get a good night of sleep. What do you do?
[[1a: You let him come aboard. You both have been careful to stay away from the infected people of the area, and you are quite certain that he has not been infected| 1a: You let him come aboard. You both have been careful to stay away from the infected people of the area, and you are quite certain that he has not been infected]]
[[1b: You leave him behind. In these times, you cannot trust ahyone, and even though he is a dear friend, you cannot take the extreme risk of bringing him aboard and possibly infecting you and an entire other nation with the terrible disease| 1b: You leave him behind. In these times, you cannot trust ahyone, and even though he is a dear friend, you cannot take the extreme risk of bringing him aboard and possibly infecting you and an entire other nation with the terrible disease]]You let him come on the ship with you. His coughing continues, and you get suspicious, but you did not want to take the chance of having to lose your dear, close friend. You don't think he's sick, but you continue to wonder.
[[2| 2]]You are a sailor on a voyage advocated by Prince Henry the Navigator, and you are on your way home from the Madeira Islands, carrying rare plants and precious goods. You faintly hear cracks, and see that the ship is starting to break down, not being able to hold all of the weight. Your only choice is to either throw out the precious goods, or throw one of your crewmates overboard. What do you do?
[[2a: You throw out the precious goods. You simply cannot sacrifice a crew mate, no matter how rare the goods may be.| 2a: You throw out the precious goods. You simply cannot sacrifice a crew mate, no matter how rare the goods may be.]]
[[2b: You throw your crew mate aboard. You did not get to know him very well anyway, and these goods have the high potential to bring great riches to your nation.| 2b: You throw your crew mate aboard. You did not get to know him very well anyway, and these goods have the high potential to bring great riches to your nation.]]You leave your friend behind, sacrificing him to the plague in Europe. You grieve for him, but you knew that you could not take the risk of infecting yourself and an entire nation with the disease that has taken the lives of so many.
[[2| 2]]You throw the precious goods off the ship. Everyone is able to make it to shore safely, but you fear what your consequence will be.
[[3.| 3.]]You throw off a crewmate, saving the goods, but sacrificing a sail mate. The goods are saved, but you are distraught over killing a member of your crew, even thiugh you two weren't very close.
[[3.| 3.]]You are a man living in China during the time period of Mongol takeover. Havoc has been bestowed upon your village, and everybody is terrified. The mongols have offered to give you the job of being a tax collector, also allowing you to be paid very graciously. However, by doing this, you would be betraying your nation, which you hold the highest honor and sense of nationalism to, and the people you love so dear. However, not taking the job would not guarentee the safety of your family.
[[3a: You Take the job. Family comes before anything, and although you are torn over having to betray the nation you love, you must protect the ones you love.| 3a: You Take the job. Family comes before anything, and although you are torn over having to betray the nation you love, you must protect the ones you love.]]
[[3b: You refuse the job. You cannot bring yourself to betray the nation that you hold such a high honor and dedication too, and you would glady take a bullet for this land.| 3b: You refuse the job. You cannot bring yourself to betray the nation that you hold such a high honor and dedication too, and you would glady take a bullet for this land.]]
You decide to take the job, ensuring your safety and your family. You fall in to depression, though, due to having to betray your country.
[[end| end]]You don't take the job, putting yourself and your family in danger. You know that your decision has put you at great risk, but you are also glad to be able to hold honor to your nation and fellow Chinese people.
[[end| end]]Congratulations, you have completed the survery. Use this as a learning experience, and let it help to guide you in times of pressure, or despair.