Ethical Dilemmas Personality Assessment Test! Quiz

10 Questions

Ethical Dilemmas Personality Assessment Test! Quiz

There are a lot of ethical dilemmas that people can find themselves in, and they need to make a decision that not only affects them but those around them. Below is a personality assessment test that is designed to help you get a clear picture of what type of person you are based on the answers you give. Give it a try!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    You are single and in your late 20’s. On your way home from filing bankruptcy, you meet a homeless man on the street that hands you a lottery ticket. He claims that he found it on the ground and wouldn’t know how to use it. You thank him and go on your way. Later, you find out that the lottery ticket was a winner and is now worth $500,000. You:  
    • A. 

      Keep all the money. The lottery ticket was a gift and you need it to start over

    • B. 

      Locate the homeless man and split the profits, it’s only fair

    • C. 

      Donate all of the money to a homeless shelter to help the man and others that are in an even worse financial predicament than you

  • 2. 
    You are stuck in the desert with a group of 12 travelers after your bus breaks down and your guide tells all of you that you are a five days’ journey from the nearest town if you headed north on foot. No vehicles are expected to travel this road for at least a week and so your group heads in that direction. After 2 days, the scorching sun causes everyone to get severely dehydrated and you notice that everyone’s water supply is empty. But while resting, you find a water bottle in your backpack that you never noticed before…You:
    • A. 

      Keep it for yourself figuring that you will have a 90% chance of making it out alive

    • B. 

      Feel obligated to tell the leader of the group and let him make a decision

    • C. 

      Share it with everyone in the group giving each healthy individual approximately a 25% of making it out alive

  • 3. 
    Before your aunt leaves for another country, she asks you to take care of your cousin who is roughly the same age as you, but has lazily sulked through life and expects everyone to serve him. You agree just to please your aunt. War breaks out in your hometown and you discover that murderous enemy forces are going to reach your house within the hour. There is a hidden bunker under the house that can only fit one person, and your cousin doesn’t know about it. You:
    • A. 

      Tell him you should split up and make a run for it, only to circle back to the bunker where you think there is about a 95% chance you will not be found. After all, you don’t know or like your cousin very well, you only agreed to appease your aunt, and a life-or-death wartime scenario should mean you’re free to act with self-preservation in mind

    • B. 

      Try to both make it out together. He wouldn't know the way out alone and would probably have only a 25% chance of survival without you, but together, you both have around a 75% of making it out alive

    • C. 

      Give him the bunker and make a run for it alone. Your odds of survival are around 50% running alone, because two are required to handle the raft across the river, but you gave your aunt your word and protecting him should be your primary priority no matter the cost!

  • 4. 
    A madman who has threatened to explode several bombs in crowded areas has been apprehended. Unfortunately, he has already planted the bombs and they are scheduled to go off in a short time. It is possible that hundreds of people may die, including your family who happens to be out as well. The authorities cannot make him divulge the location of the bombs by conventional methods. He refuses to say anything and requests a lawyer to protect his fifth amendment right against self-incrimination. In exasperation, some high-level official suggests torture. This would be illegal, of course, but the official thinks that it is nevertheless the right thing to do in this desperate situation. You are also a high-level official. What do you do?
    • A. 

      Allow the official to torture him to get the information of the bombs whereabouts that could save hundreds of lives including your family.

    • B. 

      According to the 5th Amendment it is within the madman’s rights to a lawyer and fair process. It is important to uphold the justice code of society. Defer to the 5th amendment and attempt to evacuate people from large public spaces.

    • C. 

      Defer to the other officials in charge, and proceed to make sure you and your family are safe.

  • 5. 
    You are a part of a four-person mining expedition. There is a cave-in and the four of you are trapped in the mine. A rock has crushed the legs of one of the other crew members and he will die without medical attention. You have established radio contact with the rescue team and learned it will be 36 hours before the first drill can reach the space you are trapped in. You are able to calculate that this space has just enough oxygen for three people to survive for 36 hours, but definitely not enough for four people. What do you do?
    • A. 

      It isn’t right to let the crew member die, so hope that the drill can make it in time before you four suffocate.

    • B. 

      Discuss a fair way to decide who will sacrifice themselves to save the other three. No sense in everyone dying, save as many as you can.

    • C. 

      Talk to the other miners about killing the man with the crushed legs, he will likely die anyway, save yourself.

  • 6. 
    You are a doctor. One of your patients, whom you have diagnosed as HIV positive, is about to receive a blood transfusion prior to being released from the hospital. He has told you, in the confidence of your doctor-patient relationship, that after he gets his transfusion, and his medicine from you, he intends to infect as many people as possible with HIV starting that evening.  Because you are bound by doctor-patient confidentiality, there is no legal way to stop this man from carrying out his plan. Even if you warned the police, they would not be able to arrest him, since his medical information is protected. What do you do?
    • A. 

      Report this to the authorities and the facility. Spread awareness on the situation through the public using help from the news broadcast. All of which will surely lose you your job, but it’s okay as long you forewarned everyone to attempt to save as many people as possible

    • B. 

      It is your duty as a medical professional and to your facility that you keep this medical situation confidential and uphold the laws placed to protect patient privacy.

    • C. 

      You cannot legally do anything to stop this man. Save your job as you are struggling to put your children through college as it is.

  • 7. 
    You are a businessman on a lifeboat after your cruise ship crashes. Unfortunately, yours has a hole in it. You need all 10 people you're with to bail water out. 9 bailing and 1 resting. With this tactic, you can extend the amount of time that the boat will be afloat to 5 hours however you are unsure when you will be rescued. While taking a break you look over and see a friend of yours is on another boat and signals you to come over and join his boat which is getting carried further away from yours with the current. This is your only chance to do so and it will ensure your survival. However, by leaving only 9 people to bail water out it reduces their time afloat to just 2 more hours. What do you do?
    • A. 

      Stay on the boat and help the people bail water. You can't just leave them to die.

    • B. 

      The more people that are saved the better. Stay with this group and possibly 9 more people are saved.

    • C. 

      Leave the people. you don't know these people but you do know that have a family and business to take care of.

  • 8. 
    You and your family are on vacation at the beach. Some of your family goes to get some food but you stay to watch your daughter and niece. Suddenly you hear screaming and you run to see what is going on. Both girls have gotten caught up in the strong current and are drowning. You realize you have to decide which girl to save first. Your daughter is a stronger swimmer than your niece so there is a 50% chance that if you save your niece first she will live. However, if you save your daughter first there is only a 25% chance you will be able to save your niece as well. What do you do?
    • A. 

      Save your daughter first. She is your only daughter you can't lose her and if you did it would destroy your wife.

    • B. 

      Save your niece first. It is the objectively right thing to do.

    • C. 

      If you have a chance to save both of them you need to try and take the option with the highest chance of that.

  • 9. 
    You are kidnapped and forced into a room with only a button in it. You are told that there is another person in the exact same situation you are. Pushing the button will kill the other person and surely set you free. If neither of you pushes the button within an hour you will be let go. Before your kidnapper leaves, he mentions that the other person is a murder suspect. What do you do?
    • A. 

      Don't push the button and risk death. You can't kill someone.

    • B. 

      Don't push the button. There is a chance both of you can make it out of this alive.

    • C. 

      Push the button. This person could be murderer! You are a good person you don't deserve to die!

  • 10. 
    You are an emergency worker that has been called to the scene of an accident. Upon arrival you see your wife trapped in the car with another man. She sees you and although barely conscious, she manages to mouth the words “I’m sorry”…Then it strokes you the man next to her is her lover with whom she’s been having an affair, you reel back in shock, devastated by what her eyes have just told you. As you step back, the wreck in front of you comes into focus. You see your wife is seriously hurt and she needs attention right away. Even if she gets attention there’s a very high chance she’ll die. Next, to her, her lover is bleeding heavily from a wound to the neck and you need to stem the flow of blood immediately. It will only take about 5 minutes to stop, but it will mean your wife will definitely die. If you tend to your wife however, the man will bleed to death despite the fact it could have been avoided. Who would you choose to work on?
    • A. 

      Work on your wife. You won’t be able to live with yourself if she dies and you don’t know what happened.

    • B. 

      Work on the man. You have a duty to save him no matter what he may have done.

    • C. 

      Work on the man. If you can save both people you have to try.