Answer These Morality Questions and We’ll Guess if Abe Lincoln Would Be Proud of You

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By: Teresa McGlothlin

5 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Born only two days before Valentine's Day, Abraham Lincoln is considered one of the most morally sharp leaders the United States has ever had. His inability to tell a lie rivals that of George Washington, but Abe's reputation for honesty is bigger than anything George did with a cherry tree. Are you as morally sound as the 16th president, or would you leave him shaking his head? 

Throughout this quiz, we're going to put your sense of right and wrong to the test. No matter how you answer, tell the truth! Humans are full of flaws, and every single one of us makes the wrong choice sometimes. The difference between being morally sound or a total degenerate is a matter of being able to admit your faults! Hopefully, you'll make it all the way through these questions without making anything up. 

Does your moral compass make you the kind of person that Abraham Lincoln would recommend for a cabinet position? Or would he pass you up for the coworker that you threw under the bus? Respond to these situations without making anything up ... without telling a single fib ... and we'll let you know how proud he would be of you. Will you leave him beaming or screaming? Let's go find out! 

If someone were spreading rumors about your bestie, would you tell them?

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Would you stop to help an elderly person cross the street?

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Do you take your guests' food restrictions into account when you invite them over?

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When's the last time you told a little white lie?

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The person in front of you at a fast food place is a dollar short; will you help?

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Would you take a look at your date's phone if they left it on the table?

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Do you often report social media posts you find questionable?

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You suspect that your friend's spouse is cheating. Do you say something?

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Would you follow an order that you don't agree with?

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Which one of these things do you consider unforgivable?

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Would you pocket the $20 you saw someone drop in front of you?

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If someone was being rude to a server, would you speak up?

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Do you walk right into your best friend's house, or do you knock first?

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If you're dating someone, do you still flirt with other people?

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Have you ever thrown a coworker under the bus to get a promotion?

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You were undercharged at a store; do you go back and pay the difference?

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Are you compassionate when your least favorite people are struggling?

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Is there ever a good reason to break the law?

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Would you fess up to running late because you overslept?

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Do you often find yourself apologizing for things you didn't really do?

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You've found a stray puppy. Will you adopt it?

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You can be honest! Have you ever stolen anything in your entire life?

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If you felt that something was "fake news," would you share it anyway?

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Can you see yourself stopping to pick up a hitchhiker?

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Is it right to withhold information because it might hurt someone's feelings?

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Would you eat the last candy bar and pretend like you didn't?

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Have you ever stood someone up?

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You know the stall is out of toilet paper, but do you tell the person going in?

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Do you live your life fearing karma?

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Have you ever taken anything from the supply closet home with you?

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