Answer These Serious Morality Questions and We'll Guess Where You Grew Up

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Emily Maggrett

6 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Philosophers have argued for centuries that morality is relative since circumstances can dramatically alter whether an act is seen as right or wrong. Most people would say that killing another person in cold blood is extremely immoral, but what about killing an intruder in your home? Our legal code penalizes those who commit theft, but what if you need to steal insulin to help your diabetic mother?

The culture we're from dictates how we see morality as well. If you're from the Deep South, you probably see white lies as a way of life, but in California, people who tell white lies are condemned as "inauthentic." In New England, those who are thrifty with their money are respected, but in the Northwest, penny-pinching can be seen as selfish. In other words, whether you realize it or not, where you grew up has a major influence on how you act!

Do you disagree, believing that your morality has nothing to do with your birthplace? We think we can prove you wrong. For this quiz, we've come up with a series of morality questions designed to help us accurately gauge exactly where you're from. Think we can't guess it right? There's only one way to find out - take this quiz!

What do you think of people who don't recycle?

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Should couples stay together for the sake of their children?

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If your friend's new haircut is bad, should you tell her?

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In your opinion, which of these actions is the rudest?

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Should businesses make sure to accommodate people with disabilities, even if most of their customers don't have those disabilities?

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When an older person is speaking, should younger people listen to them respectfully?

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If your neighbor's yard decorations are ruining the look of your street, is it OK to say something to them?

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What's more important: that groups of people get along or that they be honest with each other?

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How do you feel about regifting?

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When you get together with friends, is it OK to discuss your personal problems?

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Let's say you fall mutually in love with a married person. Do you have the right to encourage them to leave their spouse?

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What's worse: being dishonest with your children or overly strict with your children?

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If a coworker is constantly trying to sabotage you, is it OK to sabotage them right back?

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Should wealthy people pay higher taxes in order to help the poor?

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Is it ever OK to be unpleasant to customer service workers?

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What would you do if you found out your spouse had served time 20 years ago for almost killing a person?

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Imagine that you're having a party and are getting sort of sleepy. Is it acceptable to yawn in front of your guests?

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When your friends move, are you honor-bound to help them?

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If an elderly lady got on your bus, would you give up your seat or not?

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Let's say your neighborhood was damaged in a wildfire. Would you help your neighbors rebuild, or focus on your own home?

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If someone new moves to your neighborhood, is it wrong to not introduce yourself to them?

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Unbeknownst to you, one of your parents' friends has been in love with you. (We know, ew.) They leave you a big bequest in their will. Do you keep it or give it to charity?

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Do you think the United States should have stricter traffic laws?

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What would you think of a person who came to your home for the first time and didn't bring a gift?

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Have you ever searched for a new job on company time?

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In order to save the environment, should people be having fewer kids?

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Would you say that people who directly say "no" to requests are mean?

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Big box stores often have affordable prices, but that's because many of the goods they sell are made in sweatshops. Is it OK to shop at them anyway?

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Have you ever pretended to be incompetent or helpless in order to get out of doing something hard?

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Is it OK to dump someone via text?

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