Do You Believe In Determinism Or Free Will?

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This quiz will determine what belief you most likely have, determinism or free will.


You May Get

You Believe in Determinism.

You most likely believe in determinism, which is the belief that people are either predetermined or controlled in their actions. You most likely think that people shouldn't be blamed for their actions. 

You believe in Free Will.

You most likely believe in free will, which is the belief that you, yourself, are in control of what you do. You most likely believe that people should be accounted for their actions.
Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    You are at the store and see some very delicious looking candy. Before you know it, you are leaving the store, your pockets full of candy. What now?
    • A. 

      Take it back. I wouldn't be surprised if they pressed charges.

    • B. 

      Keep it. No need to take it back, there must be some reason that I took it. I take it as a sign to eat it.

  • 2. 
    You are driving (I know some of you don't drive, but just pretend), and you hit a deer. How would you feel?
    • A. 

      Move on. The deer ran in front of my car. Not my fault.

    • B. 

      Feel bad. I probably could have avoided it.

  • 3. 
    Read the quote below. "We all are characters in a movie.”  — Vivake Pathak   Agree or disagree?
    • A. 

      Agree.

    • B. 

      Disagree.

  • 4. 
    Read the quote below. "You can’t change the past. You can’t even change the future, in the sense that you can only change the present one moment at a time, stubbornly, until the future unwinds itself into the stories of our lives.”  ― Larry Wall Agree or disagree?
    • A. 

      Disagree.

    • B. 

      Agree.

  • 5. 
    You take a career quiz, and your result is bathroom attendant. Do you think, in the future, could you be something other than a bathroom attendant?
    • A. 

      No way, how could I change what that complicated quiz said? Please. Might as well get my plunger now.

    • B. 

      Totally! With a little bit of work, and maybe joining a few clubs, I can overcome this dark future! I mean, c'mon, do I look like a bathroom attendant?

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