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

By: Teresa McGlothlin

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

01_rumors If someone were spreading rumors about your bestie, would you tell them?
Of course!
It depends on the rumor.
If I've heard it, I'm sure they'll hear it.
I wouldn't want to upset them.

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02_cross the street 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.

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03_food restrictions 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.

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04_lie When's the last time you told a little white lie?
"I cannot tell a 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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05_give_money 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.

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06_privacy 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.
You bet!
That's not my style. I would ask if I wanted to know something.

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07_questionable Do you often report social media posts you find questionable?
If it's violent, I will.
I'm too busy for that.
It's my favorite pastime.
I'm more likely to unfollow the poster.

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08_cheating You suspect that your friend's spouse is cheating. Do you say something?
It's not my place.
I might drop a few hints.
I wouldn't say anything until I had concrete proof.
I would come right out and tell them.

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09_follow an order Would you follow an order that you don't agree with?
I don't take orders.
No way!
If it's an order, I probably don't have a choice.
I would do it, but I would report it later.

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10_socks with sandals Which one of these things do you consider unforgivable?
Cheating
Lying
Wearing socks with sandals
Chewing with an open mouth

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11_drop money 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.
Their loss is my gain.
I would pretend like I didn't see it.

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12_mean restaurant 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.

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13_knock Do you walk right into your best friend's house, or do you knock first?
I always 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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14_flirt with other people If you're dating someone, do you still flirt with other people?
I can't help it!
No, that's cheating.
Everyone flirts sometimes.
I might flirt back, but I won't initiate it.

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15_promotion 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.
You bet!
It depends on how much the new position pays.

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16_undercharged You were undercharged at a store; do you go back and pay the difference?
It depends how much.
I certainly would!
Nope!
No, but I would bring it up the next time I'm there.

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17_compassionate Are you compassionate when your least favorite people are struggling?
I'm compassionate no matter what.
Ha! Serves them right!
I might feel a little bit bad for them.
It's truly none of my business.

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18_Speeding Is there ever a good reason to break the law?
Speeding is basically harmless.
No, laws are in place for a reason.
I'm pleading the fifth.
Some laws are meant to be broken.

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19_overslept Would you fess up to running late because you overslept?
Honesty is the best policy.
I would blame traffic.
If I'm not asked, I'm not volunteering information.
I would simply apologize and leave it at that.

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20_apologizing Do you often find yourself apologizing for things you didn't really do?
All. The. Time.
I only apologize when I screw up.
It's a really bad habit, but I'm working on it.
I never apologize.

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21_stray puppy 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.

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22_stolen 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.

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23_fake news If you felt that something was "fake news," would you share it anyway?
No!
I don't believe in "fake news."
Sure! This should be fun to watch.
I don't share anything news related.

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24_hitchhiker 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.
I'm not Uber.
It's not safe to pick anyone up!

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25_hurt_feelings Is it right to withhold information because it might hurt someone's feelings?
What they don't know won't hurt them.
It's never right.
If it spares their feelings, yes.
It's not right, but it's not wrong either.

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26_last_candy Would you eat the last candy bar and pretend like you didn't?
I do it all the time.
I would save it for someone else.
Heck no! If I ate it, I'll let you know.
Why would I do that?

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27_stood up Have you ever stood someone up?
I would never do that!
I have forgotten to meet them.
Yup!
No, but I've been stood up a few times.

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28_toilet paper You know the stall is out of toilet paper, but do you tell the person going in?
They'll figure it out.
I placed a roll in there before I left.
Of course I would.
I found out the hard way; they can too.

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29_karma Do you live your life fearing karma?
No, I have good karma.
I run from it!
I hope it doesn't catch up.
Karma isn't real.

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30_supply closet 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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