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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 one mathematician’s proof of the math formula is right. Pablo believes that another mathematician’s proof of the math formula is right.

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.

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2. Jose believes that the universe was created by a supernatural being or power. Pablo believes that the universe was created out of a purely natural process.

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.

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 of why criminals keep going back to crime. Pablo has a different view of why criminals keep going back to crime.

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.

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5. Jose accepts one book’s explanation of how the brain works. Pablo believes another book’s explanation of how the brain works.

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. <---

6. Jose thinks lying is Can only one of their views be right, or could both have some rightness? wrong. (A) ONLY ONE OF THE VIEWS IS RIGHT Pablo thinks lying is (B) BOTH VIEWS CAN BE RIGHT TO SOME DEGREE<--permissible in certain 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 first book they both read is better. Pablo thinks the second book they both read 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.<---

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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 should take responsibility for themselves. Pablo thinks people should work together to take care of each other.

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.<--

10. Jose thinks the Can only one of their views be right, or could both have some rightness? first painting they looked at is beautiful. (A) ONLY ONE OF THE VIEWS IS RIGHT (B) BOTH VIEWS CAN BE RIGHT TO SOME DEGREE<-Pablo thinks the second painting they If your answer is (B): Can one view be better or more right than the other? looked at is beautiful. (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 government should limit the number of children families are allowed to have to keep the population from getting too big. Pablo thinks families should have as many children as they choose.

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.<--

12. Jose thinks one book’s explanation of why World War II began is right. Pablo thinks another book’s explanation of why World War II began is right.

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.<--

13. Jose has a particular belief about what happens after death. Pablo subscribes to a different belief about the afterlife.

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.<--

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14. Jose believes one book’s explanation of what atoms are made up of. Pablo believes another book’s explanation of what atoms are made up of.

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.<--

15. Jose has a specific belief about God. Pablo conforms to a belief different and even contrary to Jose’s belief.

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. <--

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