Morality Quiz

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10 Questions - Developed by: Lindsey Reiter - Developed on: - 66.585 taken - User Rating: 1.82 of 5.0 - 11 Votes

Test your morality here by choosing what you would do if you were in the given dilemma.

  • 1
    You are in a lifeboat with eight other people. The lifeboat can't hold everyone and will capsize soon. The only way to avoid killing everyone is to throw one person off of the boat. One of the lifeboat passengers is a grievously injured woman, who is certain to die soon, but is she is alert and fully aware of the issue at hand. Could you throw that passenger overboard, knowing that you would be saving the others and that the person being thrown off would know it what you were doing?
    I would be able to throw the injured woman off the boat.
    I wouldn't be able to throw her off, but wouldn't mind if another passenger did
    I would not be able to throw the injured woman off of the boat
  • 2
    In another version of the lifeboat dilemma, the person that would be thrown off was your best friend. Your friend was injured to due a recent car crash, which resulted in brain damage. she Your best friend isn't fully aware of everything going on. Would you be able to throw your best friend off of the boat, knowing that it would save the others?
    I could not throw my best friend overboard.
    I could throw my best friend overboard to save the others.
    I would not be able to throw my friend off but I also wouldn't allow another passenger throw my best friend off.
  • 3
    It is war time, and for are hiding in a basement with a group of random strangers. Enemy soldiers surround the premises and will be drawn to any strange sound. If you are found, you would all be killed immediately. A baby starts to cry loudly and can't be stopped. The only way to quiet the baby is to smother the baby to death, saving the lives of everyone else with you. The baby's parents are unknown and not present, there will be no penalty for killing the baby. Could you be the one to smother the baby?
    I could not smother the baby.
    I could smother the baby.
    I won't smother the baby, but I am not opposed to someone else smothering the baby.
  • 4
    In another version of the baby dilemma, it isn't a random baby. the baby's parents are present in the basement and since they are present, there will be a penalty. But if the screaming baby isn't quieted, everyone one will die, including the baby. Could you smother the baby will the baby's parents are watching?
    I could not smother the baby.
    I would be opposed to anyone else smothering it too.
    I could smother the baby. If I don't the baby will be killed anyways, along with everyone else.
  • 5
    In a third version of the screaming baby scenario, it is your baby that would need to be killed. Could you be the one to smother your own child to save everyone else?
    I could never smother my own child.
    I would be fine if someone else smothered my baby.
    I could smother my baby to save the others.
  • 6
    An out of control train is barreling down a track towards five unsuspecting people. The train will surely kill them all. You, being the conductor of the train, can throw a switch diverting the train to a siding, but an equally unsuspecting man is there and will also be killed. Could you throw the switch, killing one but saving five?
    I couldn't throw the switch.
    I would throw the switch but also try to warn the unsuspecting man who will be killed
    I could easily throw the switch
  • 7
    In another version of the train dilemma, you and a man are on a sidewalk, next to the tracks. You need to push the man in front of the tracks to save 5 unsuspecting people.
    I can't push the man onto the tracks.
    I could try, but I might not be able to push him in time.
    I could push the man on the tracks to save the five others.
  • 8
    You and your family are on vacation. Your daughter is 7 and is best friends with your niece, who is also 7. Your families are very close and your daughter asks if your niece can come with you on your holiday. You agree. When you arrive at the destination, the girls ask if they can go for a swim. You tell them to wait until you are unpacked, but they can play on the beach instead. A few minutes later, you hear screams from the beach. You run down and see that the girls didn't listen and went for a swim. They are caught in a rip and struggling. You see that your niece is struggling more than your daughter, since she isn't as good of a swimmer. You can save both, but one at a time. Would you save your niece first knowing she would probably drown first, while your daughter has a greater chance she can hold on until you come back or save your daughter first, knowing your niece will drown?
    I am going to try to save both at the same time.
    I would save my niece first, my daughter can hold on.
    I would save my daughter first.
  • 9
    In another version of the swimming dilemma, it isn' t your daughter and niece, but it is two random strangers. When you get close enough, you realize that they were your childhood best friends. They have been with you through everything and you don't want to see either of them die. One of your friends is struggling more than the other, which means they would have a smaller chance of survival. Which friend would you save first?
    I wouldn't save either because i might get stuck as well.
    I would save the other first.
    I would save my friend that is struggling more.
  • 10
    You are a Judge presiding over the trial of an alleged bank robber, who you know is innocent. However, something terrible in your life has happened: The enemies of the robber have kidnapped your 9-year-old daughter and have held her hostage. You don’t know where she is. The police have tried to locate her to no avail. The kidnappers have left you an anonymous note saying that if you convict the robber, they will set your daughter free. You fear the kidnappers could be abusing or even torturing your child. What would you do?
    I wouldn't convict the robber because he is innocent.
    I would convict the bank robber to get your daughter back.
    I wouldn't convict the robber but I would give the note to the police to see if this helps find my daughter.

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Posted 44 days ago
I am happy of my reasoning. However those who come to this test are people looking for moral development issues, so in generally morally developed persons. So your statistics cannot be generalised. Probably the 60%, which i belong may be much lower.