# SELF-SURVEY Please read the instructions in each part carefully before proceeding.

Below are cases involving the contrasting views of two ﬁctional characters: Jose and Pablo. Read the cases and the questions following them. For every item, choose the response that best expresses your response to the question by putting an X in the appropriate box. Please note that there is no right or wrong answer.

1. Jose believes that Can only one of their views be right, or could both have some one mathematician’s rightness? proof of the math formula is right. (A) ONLY ONE OF THE VIEWS IS RIGHT (B) BOTH VIEWS CAN BE RIGHT TO SOME DEGREE Pablo believes that another If your answer is (B): Can one view be better or more right than mathematician’s the other? proof of the math formula is right. (A) YES, one view CAN be more right than the other. (B) NO, one veiew CANNOT be more right than the other.

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2. Jose believes that Can only one of their views be right, or could both have some the universe was rightness? created by a supernatural being or (A) ONLY ONE OF THE VIEWS IS RIGHT power. (B) BOTH VIEWS CAN BE RIGHT TO SOME DEGREE Pablo believes that the universe was created out of a purely natural process. If your answer is (B): Can one view be better or more right than the other? (A) YES, one view CAN be more right than the other. (B) NO, one view CANNOT be more right than the other.

3. Jose thinks the ﬁrst piece of music they listened to is better. Pablo thinks the second piece of music they listened to is better.

Can only one of their views be right, or could both have some rightness? (A) ONLY ONE OF THE VIEWS IS RIGHT (B) BOTH VIEWS CAN BE RIGHT TO SOME DEGREE If your answer is (B): Can one view be better or more right than the other? (A) YES, one view CAN be more right than the other. (B) NO, one view CANNOT be more right than the other.

4. Jose has one view Can only one of their views be right, or could both have some of why criminals rightness? keep going back to crime. (A) ONLY ONE OF THE VIEWS IS RIGHT (B) BOTH VIEWS CAN BE RIGHT TO SOME DEGREE Pablo has a different view of why criminals If your answer is (B): Can one view be better or more right than keep going back to the other? crime. (A) YES, one view CAN be more right than the other. (B) NO, one view CANNOT be more right than the other.

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5. Jose accepts one Can only one of their views be right, or could both have some book’s explanation of rightness? how the brain works. (A) ONLY ONE OF THE VIEWS IS RIGHT Pablo believes (B) BOTH VIEWS CAN BE RIGHT TO SOME DEGREE another book’s explanation of how If your answer is (B): Can one view be better or more right than the brain works. the other? (A) YES, one view CAN be more right than the other. (B) NO, one view CANNOT be more right than the other.

6. Jose thinks lying is Can only one of their views be right, or could both have some wrong. rightness? Pablo thinks lying is (A) ONLY ONE OF THE VIEWS IS RIGHT permissible in certain (B) BOTH VIEWS CAN BE RIGHT TO SOME DEGREE situations. If your answer is (B): Can one view be better or more right than the other? (A) YES, one view CAN be more right than the other. (B) NO, one view CANNOT be more right than the other. 7. Jose thinks the Can only one of their views be right, or could both have some ﬁrst book they both rightness? read is better. (A) ONLY ONE OF THE VIEWS IS RIGHT Pablo thinks the (B) BOTH VIEWS CAN BE RIGHT TO SOME DEGREE second book they both read is better. If your answer is (B): Can one view be better or more right than the other? (A) YES, one view CAN be more right than the other. (B) NO, one view CANNOT be more right than the other.

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8. Jose agrees with one book’s explanation of how children learn language. Pablo agrees with another book’s explanation of how children learn language.

Can only one of their views be right, or could both have some rightness? (A) ONLY ONE OF THE VIEWS IS RIGHT (B) BOTH VIEWS CAN BE RIGHT TO SOME DEGREE If your answer is (B): Can one view be better or more right than the other? (A) YES, one view CAN be more right than the other. (B) NO, one view CANNOT be more right than the other.

9. Jose thinks people Can only one of their views be right, or could both have some should take rightness? responsibility for themselves. (A) ONLY ONE OF THE VIEWS IS RIGHT (B) BOTH VIEWS CAN BE RIGHT TO SOME DEGREE Pablo thinks people should work together If your answer is (B): Can one view be better or more right than to take care of each the other? other. (A) YES, one view CAN be more right than the other. (B) NO, one view CANNOT be more right than the other.

10. Jose thinks the Can only one of their views be right, or could both have some ﬁrst painting they rightness? looked at is beautiful. (A) ONLY ONE OF THE VIEWS IS RIGHT Pablo thinks the (B) BOTH VIEWS CAN BE RIGHT TO SOME DEGREE second painting they looked at is beautiful. If your answer is (B): Can one view be better or more right than the other? (A) YES, one view CAN be more right than the other. (B) NO, one view CANNOT be more right than the other.

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11. Jose thinks the Can only one of their views be right, or could both have some government should rightness? limit the number of children families are (A) ONLY ONE OF THE VIEWS IS RIGHT allowed to have to (B) BOTH VIEWS CAN BE RIGHT TO SOME DEGREE keep the population from getting too big. If your answer is (B): Can one view be better or more right than the other? Pablo thinks families should have as many (A) YES, one view CAN be more right than the other. children as they (B) NO, one view CANNOT be more right than the other. choose. 12. Jose thinks one Can only one of their views be right, or could both have some book’s explanation of rightness? why World War II began is right. (A) ONLY ONE OF THE VIEWS IS RIGHT (B) BOTH VIEWS CAN BE RIGHT TO SOME DEGREE Pablo thinks another book’s explanation of If your answer is (B): Can one view be better or more right than why World War II the other? began is right. (A) YES, one view CAN be more right than the other. (B) NO, one view CANNOT be more right than the other.

13. Jose has a Can only one of their views be right, or could both have some particular belief rightness? about what happens after death. (A) ONLY ONE OF THE VIEWS IS RIGHT (B) BOTH VIEWS CAN BE RIGHT TO SOME DEGREE Pablo subscribes to a different belief If your answer is (B): Can one view be better or more right than about the afterlife. the other? (A) YES, one view CAN be more right than the other. (B) NO, one view CANNOT be more right than the other.

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14. Jose believes Can only one of their views be right, or could both have some one book’s rightness? explanation of what atoms are made up (A) ONLY ONE OF THE VIEWS IS RIGHT of. (B) BOTH VIEWS CAN BE RIGHT TO SOME DEGREE Pablo believes If your answer is (B): Can one view be better or more right than another book’s the other? explanation of what atoms are made up (A) YES, one view CAN be more right than the other. of. (B) NO, one view CANNOT be more right than the other.

15. Jose has a Can only one of their views be right, or could both have some speciﬁc belief about rightness? God. (A) ONLY ONE OF THE VIEWS IS RIGHT Pablo conforms to a (B) BOTH VIEWS CAN BE RIGHT TO SOME DEGREE belief different and even contrary to If your answer is (B): Can one view be better or more right than Jose’s belief. the other? (A) YES, one view CAN be more right than the other. (B) NO, one view CANNOT be more right than the other.

What did you think of the survey? Was it hard/easy to answer?
I think the survey discussed mostly questions that we usually think of in our minds. It is very hard to answer although I think there are no right or wrong answers because what we answer in this survey is what we think is true and this solely depends on where we grew up in.

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