Answer These Morality Questions and We'll Guess Which "American Gods" Character You Are
By: Ian Fortey
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About This Quiz
Neil Gaiman's "American Gods" is unlike anything else you're going to see on TV. Steeped in mythology from all around the world and also deeply rooted in the here and now with its social and political messages, it's somehow both magical and relevant. It's also moving, exciting, and, at times, even terrifying. Plus, like any great show, it makes you feel. It even made you feel for Mad Sweeney, and if a show can make you feel for a character like that, then you know it's some solid stuff.
A lot of what happens on "American Gods" deals with choices, both good and bad. Good people sometimes have to do bad things, the same as in real life. It's a morality play as well as a fantastic tale of beings unlike any you've encountered in real life. Sometimes they're simple matters of little lies; sometimes they're bigger, like affairs. Sometimes they're life and death. We're not going to ask you to make a life and death choice, but we can ask you some morality questions to see just which character you're most like. Are you pulling strings like Mr. Wednesday? Over your head like Shadow Moon? Moving in shadows like Anansi? Trying to hold on to what you know like Bilquis? Take the quiz and see!
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On the day of your best friend's wedding, you find out their future spouse has been cheating on them. Now what?
I'm not ruining anyone's wedding.
Confront the cheater and tell them it needs to end today.
Tell my friend what I know.
Interrupt the wedding in a dramatic fashion.
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A $100 bill rolls in on the wind as you're leaving the house. What do you do?
Save it for when I need it.
See if I can find who dropped it.
Give it to someone who needs it.
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You parked too close to another car and left a dent when you opened your door. No one saw, though. What will you do?
If it looks bad, I'll leave a note, if not, no worries.
Its just a car, who cares?
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An Amazon package arrives at your door only you never ordered a package from Amazon. What will you do?
May as well have a peek inside.
Check the address, maybe I can get it to the right person.
Open it. Maybe I want what's inside. If not, I can get rid of it.
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Your cousin needs a kidney transplant and you're a match. Are you in?
I have to draw the line at organs.
Maybe if there's no one else
How much do I like this cousin?
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Someone you hate at work is at risk of losing their job over something they didn't actually do. Are you speaking up?
If they're innocent, they can defend themselves without me.
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Your friends want to go out tonight but you just want to stay home and veg. What will you tell them?
Maybe go out for a bit but then duck out if I'm not feeling it.
I'll probably go out to avoid any drama.
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Your boss wants you to do something you think is unsafe. What will you do?
Get someone else to do it.
Do it as safely as I can.
I can't risk my own safety for a job.
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A politician you despise loses their home in a natural disaster. Would you donate money to help them recover?
Who on Earth would do that?
For the good of their family, yes
I'm sure other people can take care of that.
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The restaurant you're at picks up the tab for people on their birthday. Would you pretend it's your day when it really wasn't?
It doesn't matter to them if it's really my birthday, so why not?
If I tried that, they'd check my ID and I know it.
Maybe if I was out having fun with friends
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As a contestant on a game show, you can win a prize if you destroy the prize someone else already won. Are you doing it?
Probably. They'd be no worse off then when the day started, right?
I couldn't take it from someone else like that.
Yeah, but are they going to do it to me next?
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You grab a few items at the store and pay with a $10 bill but they give you change for a $20. Are you saying anything?
It's just $10, why bother?
Well, is this a mom and pop store or Walmart?
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Is it ever OK to lie to someone?
Sometimes it's even better to lie.
Yeah, you can spare a lot of hurt feelings with a lie.
There are definitely times.
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If you had a chance to get a promotion at work, would you be willing to dish dirt on your competition to ensure you get it?
If I had some dirt to dish, sure.
I would try to get it on my own merits.
Oh, I'll do whatever it takes.
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Someone you care about deeply committed a serious crime and you found out about it. Would you turn them in?
I'm not a cop, it's not my job.
I'd probably cover for them.
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A man with a broken arm is trying to load his van with groceries in the parking lot and asks for your help. Are you helping?
Someone else will show up.
I'd be a little suspicious, but I could lend a hand if I'm not busy.
Isn't this how "Silence of the Lambs" started?
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Do you eat meat?
Is that even a morality question?
Not always, but it's more taste than morality.
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Would you tell your SO if someone kissed you unexpectedly, even though you didn't instigate it?
It depends on the circumstances.
I doubt it, but I'd make sure that person never kissed me again without my consent.
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You're just loafing around the house and there's a knock at the door. You're not expecting anyone, what do you do?
Ask who it is, then decide if I want to bother opening it.
Quiet down and pretend I'm not home.
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Your SO buys a new outfit and they model it for you asking what you think. It's clear they like it, but you think they look awful in it. What would you say?
That's one fight I don't need to pick.
I'm changing the subject.
I would try to very gently explain that it is not a well-made garment.
Better to spare them future humiliation being honest now.
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Would you sacrifice the life of two strangers to save one friend?
That sounds like a fair trade.
I'd need to know more about what's going on.
That does not sound just.
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Is it easier to ghost someone than to tell them you don't want to continue a relationship?
Sometimes it's just the best way to deal.
It's more considerate, to be honest.
Easier, but it doesn't always send the right message.
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When you're at the grocery store, do you sample things like grapes while you shop?
I don't eat unwashed food.
No, I didn't pay for that food.
I might if I'm feeling peckish.
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Is it wrong to flirt if you're already in a relationship?
It'd be wrong not to do it!
Not if that's as far as it goes
It gives people the wrong idea.
A little flirting never hurt anyone.
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Can you think of any circumstance when you might use information you have to blackmail someone?
I can think of plenty of situations.
Maybe if I was in some kind of life or death situation.
If I tried, I'm sure I could.
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Should every law be obeyed no matter what?
Well, at least in public they should.
An unjust law is no law at all.
You need to pick your battles when it comes to that sort of thing.
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Would you give your pocket change to a homeless person?
If I thought they'd use it for food.
I might if I had a buck or two.
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Ever seen that movie "The Purge"? If all crimes were legal for one single day, would you go out and do something?
Oh, I'd Purge like crazy.
I wouldn't hurt anyone, but yeah, I'd do some stuff.
I might be too afraid of what everyone else is doing.
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Have you ever ratted out someone?
I tend to leave that for others to do.
I have set the record straight on some things.
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Your best friend starts dating someone new and you start to fall for them, too. Woud you do anything about it?
I might see if they're interested in me also.
I would try to ignore those feelings.
I'd tell the other person.
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