Answer These Morality Questions and We’ll Guess if Abe Lincoln Would Be Proud of You
By: Teresa McGlothlin
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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?
If I've heard it, I'm sure they'll hear it.
I wouldn't want to upset them.
Would you stop to help an elderly person cross the street?
I wouldn't stop my car or anything.
It's the right thing to do.
Only if they want my help
I'm sure someone else will do it.
Do you take your guests' food restrictions into account when you invite them over?
I'll ask them to bring their own dish.
I don't throw a lot of dinner parties.
I'm sure they'll find something they can eat.
Yes — they would do the same for me.
When's the last time you told a little white lie?
It was probably a few minutes ago.
It was recently, but it was for a good reason.
If I'm going to lie, I'll tell a whopper.
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The person in front of you at a fast food place is a dollar short; will you help?
Sure! It's only a dollar.
I would roll my eyes, but I wouldn't offer to help.
It depends on the person.
They should have thought about it before they ordered.
Would you take a look at your date's phone if they left it on the table?
It's tempting, but I wouldn't invade their privacy.
If I were suspicious about something, I would.
That's not my style. I would ask if I wanted to know something.
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Do you often report social media posts you find questionable?
It's my favorite pastime.
I'm more likely to unfollow the poster.
You suspect that your friend's spouse is cheating. Do you say something?
I might drop a few hints.
I wouldn't say anything until I had concrete proof.
I would come right out and tell them.
Would you follow an order that you don't agree with?
If it's an order, I probably don't have a choice.
I would do it, but I would report it later.
Which one of these things do you consider unforgivable?
Wearing socks with sandals
Chewing with an open mouth
Would you pocket the $20 you saw someone drop in front of you?
I would pick it up and return it.
If it were a couple of bucks, I would. Not a $20, though.
I would pretend like I didn't see it.
If someone was being rude to a server, would you speak up?
I would! They work really hard.
It depends on how the server responds.
I'm not getting involved.
No, but I would defend the server by talking to the manager.
Do you walk right into your best friend's house, or do you knock first?
If they're expecting me, I don't knock.
We have that open-door kind of relationship.
I knock lightly and open the door before they do.
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If you're dating someone, do you still flirt with other people?
Everyone flirts sometimes.
I might flirt back, but I won't initiate it.
Have you ever thrown a coworker under the bus to get a promotion?
I did when I was younger.
I'm not that kind of person.
It depends on how much the new position pays.
You were undercharged at a store; do you go back and pay the difference?
No, but I would bring it up the next time I'm there.
Are you compassionate when your least favorite people are struggling?
I'm compassionate no matter what.
I might feel a little bit bad for them.
It's truly none of my business.
Is there ever a good reason to break the law?
Speeding is basically harmless.
No, laws are in place for a reason.
Some laws are meant to be broken.
Would you fess up to running late because you overslept?
Honesty is the best policy.
If I'm not asked, I'm not volunteering information.
I would simply apologize and leave it at that.
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Do you often find yourself apologizing for things you didn't really do?
I only apologize when I screw up.
It's a really bad habit, but I'm working on it.
You've found a stray puppy. Will you adopt it?
No, but I'll take it to a shelter.
Sure! One more won't hurt anything.
I would try to find its owners.
I might give it some food, but I can't have pets.
You can be honest! Have you ever stolen anything in your entire life?
I accidentally stole a pen once.
I pocketed some candy when I was a kid.
I have never stolen anything.
I stole someone's heart once.
If you felt that something was "fake news," would you share it anyway?
I don't believe in "fake news."
Sure! This should be fun to watch.
I don't share anything news related.
Can you see yourself stopping to pick up a hitchhiker?
I've given rides to people I know.
If it were really rainy, I might.
It's not safe to pick anyone up!
Is it right to withhold information because it might hurt someone's feelings?
What they don't know won't hurt them.
If it spares their feelings, yes.
It's not right, but it's not wrong either.
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Would you eat the last candy bar and pretend like you didn't?
I would save it for someone else.
Heck no! If I ate it, I'll let you know.
Have you ever stood someone up?
I have forgotten to meet them.
No, but I've been stood up a few times.
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You know the stall is out of toilet paper, but do you tell the person going in?
I placed a roll in there before I left.
I found out the hard way; they can too.
Do you live your life fearing karma?
I hope it doesn't catch up.
Have you ever taken anything from the supply closet home with you?
I have a great pen collection.
No, everything is logged.
You should see my fully-stocked home supply closet.
I have, but not intentionally.
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