1. What is your age? Under 18 Years Old 18 to 24 Years Old 25 to 30 Years Old 31 to 40 Years Old 41 to 50 Years Old 51 to 60 Years Old Over 60 Years Old 2. What is your gender? Male Female 3.
One summer afternoon your father, Talin, gives you a choice of chores. Would you rather:
a) Work in the forge with him casting iron for a new plow? b) Gather herbs for your mother who is preparing dinner? c) Go catch fish at the stream using a net and line? 4. Your father and you are returning from the town market when you see a small boy running from a store. In his hands he clutches a loaf of bread. Behind him races the baker with a cleaver in his hands. You know that the boy must be hungry, but the town is suffering from a drought, which has made food valuable. Do you:
a) Side with justice and urge your father to stop the boy? b) Help the poor waif by running into the baker's way? c) Stand out of the way and wait to see what your father decides, trusting his experience? 5. Your father tells you one night the story of his battle at Borim Valley, where his men had routed the enemy. They would have captured them all if not for the brave sacrifice of a young Sergeant on the opposing side, who held a pass long enough for his men to retreat to safety. He had done so knowing that it would cost him his life. If you had been that man would you have:
a) Fled, rationalizing that your experience with battle tactics was too valuable to be wasted, and could make the difference later? b) Held the pass also, so that the men under your command could flee, though it meant your life? c) Searched for some means to distract the enemy so that your men might have the possibility of escaping, but not at the cost of your own life? 6. Your mother sends you to the market with a list of goods to buy. After you finish you find that by mistake a shopkeeper has given you too much money back in exchange for one of the items. Do you:
a) Return to the store and give the shopkeeper his hard-earned money, explaining to him the mistake? b) Pocket the extra money, knowing that shopkeepers in general tend to overcharge customers anyway? c) Decide to put the extra money to good use and purchase items that would help your family? 7. While in a market place you witness a thief cut a purse from a noble. Even as he does so the noble notices and calls for the city guards. In his haste to get away, the thief drops the purse near you. Surprisingly, no one seems to notice the bag of coins at your feet. Do you:
a) Pick up the bag and pocket it, knowing that the extra windfall will help your family in times of trouble? b) Pick up the bag and signal to the guard, knowing that the only honorable thing to do is return the money to its rightful owner? c) Leave the bag there, knowing that it is better not to get involved? 8. Your father sends you on a task which you loathe, cleaning the stables. On the way there, pitchfork in hand, you run into your friend from the homestead near your own. He offers to do it for you, in return for a future favor of his choosing. Do you: a) Decline his offer, knowing that your father expects you to do the work, and it is better not to be in debt? b) Accept his offer, reasoning that as long as the stables are cleaned, it matters not who does the cleaning? c) Ask him to help you, knowing that two people can do the job faster than one, and agree to help him with one task of his choosing in the future? 9. Your mother asks you to help fix the stove. While you are working a very hot pipe slips its moorings and falls towards her. Do you: a) Push your mother out of the way? b) Grab the hot pipe and try and push it away? c) Position yourself between the pipe and your mother? 10. While in town the baker gives you a sweetroll. Delighted you take it into an alley to enjoy, only to be intercepted by a gang of three other kids your age. The leader demands the sweetroll, or else he and his friends will beat you and take it. Do you: a) Drop the sweetroll and step on it, then get ready for the fight? b) Give him the sweetroll now without argument, knowing that later this afternoon you will have all your friends with you and can come and take whatever he owes you? c) Act like you're going to give him the sweetroll but at the last minute throw it in the air, hoping that they'll pay attention to it long enough for you to get a shot in on the leader? 11. Entering town you find that you are witness to a very well dressed man running from a crowd. He screams to you for help. The crowd behind him seems very angry. Do you: a) Rush to the man's aid immediately, despite your lack of knowledge of the circumstances? b) Rush to the town's aid immediately, despite your lack of knowledge of the circumstances? c) Stand aside and allow the man and mob to pass, realizing that it is probably best not to get involved? 12. You and your best friend buy your first daggers together, a matched pair. You loan him the amount since he doesn't have enough gold, and he agrees to pay you back later. After leaving the shop you and he sit down to marvel at your new weapons. To your dismay you notice that there is a small notch on the blade of the dagger you selected. Your friend asks you to please watch his weapon for him while he runs an errand. Do you: a) Wait for your friend's return then point out the flaw in your dagger and return to the weapons shop to demand a refund. b) Switch the daggers, rationalizing that since you paid for them you should get the first choice, and that if your friend ever notices the notch, you could always take him back to the weapon shop and get a refund? c) Keep his dagger safe until his return, then switch the daggers with your best friend's knowledge, justifying it with the fact that you paid for them, and then offer to accompany him back to the weapons shop? 13. You are at weapons practice with Armsmaster Festil. He is very old now, but takes his teaching very seriously. In fact you have heard him comment that it is all he has left in life. Today he has ceaselessly taunted you at every mistake. Finally he asks you to attack him with the same technique you just did, in an effort to show you the proper execution. Do you:
a) Do the technique just fast enough so that he can block it, knowing that it is more important to allow the master to retain dignity, regardless of your personal feelings? b) Attack him at full speed, knowing that you could probably score the hit and justify his unfair treatment of you by showing the class that you were actually doing it right? c) Refuse and leave practice, unable to compromise your anger with his dignity, and realizing that whatever course you choose would cause you to lose respect for either him or for yourself? 14. While throwing a ball to you your friend breaks a window on his house. His father rushes out and demands to know who broke the window. You know that your friend's father is a strict disciplinarian and will punish your friend severely if he takes the blame. You on the other hand, not being his son, could get away virtually unscathed. Do you: a) Raise your hand and take the blame before your friend can answer? b) Remain silent and not get involved? c) Point at your friend, knowing that anything else would probably delay the inevitable and make things just that much worse for him? 15. Armsmaster Festil during a lesson on strategy remarks, 'The best victory is to completely and totally humiliate your opponent'. He then turns to you and asks you if you agree with him. You know the Armsmaster has been in numerous life and death conflicts and has the experience of a seasoned warrior. Do you:
a) Agree with his remark, knowing that at this moment your experience is not enough to justify any stance but total agreement with whatever your Armsmaster says, a man who has dedicated his life to strategy? b) Disagree with his remark, reasoning that it must be some type of test, and that the truth will only come from opposition with his opinion, and not sheep-like agreement? c) Refuse to answer the question, choosing to withhold an opinion until you have more experience and can converse on the subject in an intelligent manner with him? 16. The senior student in your weapons class has trounced you unmercifully for the past several years. Today is the Tournament of Students and you find with dismay that you are paired against him for your first match. As you prepare your friend approaches and offers to tell you of an injury the senior student suffered in yesterday's sparring class, which you missed. Do you:
a) Accept the offer, knowing that it would allow you to concentrate on the injured area and greatly increase your chances of beating him? b) Refuse the offer, knowing that win or lose you would rather do it through your own skill and not some extra knowledge in what should be a fair and honorable fight? c) Accept the offer, reasoning that it is better to have the knowledge in case you need it, and realizing that having the knowledge does not necessarily mean using it? 17. An old man stops you on the way to market, claiming to have been robbed. He is lying on the trail and seems gravely injured. He asks you to run to town and get the constable. You give him your word that you will go directly to town and bring the constable back. As you make your way back you notice a suspicious man creeping along another trail. He doesn't seem to notice you yet. Do you: a) Follow the man, reasoning that if this man is the robber you could lead the constable directly to him and safeguard other travelers, although it would mean breaking your word? b) Take note of him but continue on, reasoning that the man on the trail is hurt too badly to stop, regardless of any other consideration? c) Take note of him but continue on, reasoning that your word is your bond and that it takes precedence over anything else? 18. While fishing one sunny afternoon you find that the boots which you discarded are now full of ants who are busily making their way from a piece of bread you dropped to their anthill. Do you: a) Pick up the boots wash all the ants off now, even though you are not leaving until dusk? b) Watch the ants, curious as to how they work so efficiently, and content to live and let live? c) Make boats out of leaves and then send each ant down the stream to pass the time until a fish bites? 19. You hear Armsmaster Festil remark during weapons class, 'The intent of your opponent can be seen in his blade'. Many of the students scoff at this, though not openly. Do you: a) Feel that the disrespect the students show at this points to something which they do not understand, and therefore causes you to focus your efforts on understanding it all the more? b) Feel that he means the way the opponent attacks and moves shows you how he feels? c) Realize that Armsmaster Festil should not be the object of scorn, but rather one of respect, for he has lived a full life and survived things none of the students could imagine? 20. The town has a lottery in which the winning chit is called. You look in shock as the winning chit number matches your own! Before you can say anything another family walks forward. You have seen them before and know that they are extremely poor. Your family on the other hand is very well off, and could do without the 100 gold piece prize. Do you: a) Say nothing and allow the other family to claim the prize? b) Stand and show your chit, knowing that the prize is rightfully yours? c) Stand and show your chit, and offer to split the prize in half with the other family? 21. Armsmaster Festil poses a question one day to his class. A company of 100 men is attempting to flee from the enemy. There are two paths out of the broken stronghold. One path will kill half the men under the officers command, but the other half would survive. The other path has a fifty percent chance that everyone would die, but also a fifty percent chance that everyone would survive. As the commanding officer would you:
a) Choose the path that would guarantee half your men would survive? b) Choose the path that has a fifty percent chance that all would survive, and a fifty percent chance that all would perish? c) Turn the choice over to the men and let them decide by majority vote which path they should commit themselves to? 22. You have a great aunt and a great uncle living in two different nearby villages, both of whom have asked your father to allow you to live with them for a few weeks. Your father knows where he plans to send you, but he is curious about your opinion. Given the choice, would you rather: a) Live with your great aunt -- a wise old woman of considerable wealth. Living in luxury for a few weeks could not only be enlightening, it could also be very interesting. b) Live with your great uncle -- a sick old man who has always been something of a stranger to you. A few weeks with him may be ardorous [sic], but he is in more need of your help than your great aunt. c) Think of a way to divide your time between your great aunt and great uncle. Perhaps you will not be able to spend as much time with either as much as you would like, but neither would be left out. 23. A friend has on several occassions [sic] made remarks about how much he likes a particular gold ring of yours. One day you discover that this ring is missing and after making a thorough search, find it in a coat your friend had left in your pantry. Are you most inclined to: a) Ask your friend how he came about the ring, reasoning that it is highly probable that he found it and meant to return it to you. b) Question if he stole it c) Say nothing, deciding instead to wait and see what your friend does. If he is innocent or guilty, you will know by whatever actions he takes. At that time, you can confront him with the truth. 24. A good friend of yours is in love with a girl from a neighboring village, a girl who barely knows him. He is extremely shy and inexperienced, and he pleads for your help. Would you suggest he: a) Go to her immediately and declare his love. If the relationship is to be, he needs to be honest from the start. You offer to accompany him to the village for support. b) Find out more about this girl using any contact he can find in her village. He will not be so shy if he knows something about her, and may even find out she is not the right girl for him. c) Let you help him write anonymous love letters and poems to see her reaction without needing to face her directly. If the reaction is favorable, he can talk to her friends in the village and arrange an "accidental" meeting. 25. Armsmaster Festil is relating the story of a great king he knew in a faraway land whose inventors created a wondrous balloon of such size, it could transport dozens of people through the air to any place they chose. If you were this king, he asks you, how would you use this remarkable balloon? Would you: a) Explore regions previously impossible or extremely dangerous to visit by land. b) Keep the balloon a secret, saving it for surprise attacks or defense in a time of war. c) Commission the inventor to create dozens of these 'balloons' in hopes of making a travel system across your realm that will speed up transportation time and the exchange of ideas. 26. There is a lot of heated discussion at the local tavern over a group of people called 'Telepaths'. They have been hired by certain City-State kings. Rumor has it these Telepatha) That this is a terrible practice. A person's thoughts are his own and no one, not even a king, has the right to make such an invasion into another human's mind. s read a person's mind and tell their lord whether a follower is telling the truth or not. You believe: a) That this is a terrible practice. A person's thoughts are his own and no one, not even a king, has the right to make such an invasion into another human's mind. b) Loyal followers to the King have nothing to fear from a Telepath. It is important to have a method of finding assassins and spies before it is too late. c) In these times, it is a necessary evil. Although you do not necessarily like the idea, a Telepath could have certain advantages during a time of war or in finding someone innocent of a crime. 27. You are told that a young man has been caught by the village guards and accused of murder. Apparently, his brother was killed by a group of four ruffians in a local tavern, and in his grief, the young man tracked each of them down and murdered them. Upon reflection, you believe that: a) The young man acted honorably in avenging his brother's death. The village lord should let him go free. b) Even as you sympathize with the young man, vigilante law cannot be tolerated if there is to be peace. c) The young man's only mistake was getting caught while exacting vengance [sic]. For that, he now must accept whatever fate has in store for him. 28. One night, walking home, you are attacked by a young man you know from Armsmaster Festil's class. You defend yourself ably and knock him unconscious. While he is out, you: a) Tie him up, intending to interrogate him later when he wakes up. You want to know why he attacked you. You can then turn him into the Armsmaster at your leisure. b) Slit his throat. You know him from class, and think he would have done the same had your positions been reversed. c) Leave him with a visible scar, the knowledge of his defeat at your hands and the visible reminder punishment enough for one who has resorted to such dishonorable tactics. 29. Your father delights in telling you stories of his travels in his youth. In one memorable tale, he tells you about a primitive island he visited where a young child was sacrificed once a year to appease Arius, the God of Fire. Whenever the natives neglected the sacrifice, the island volcano would erupt, killing hundreds of villagers. You immediately tell your father:
a) You do not believe in any such Volcano God. Civilized men should intervene, find the natural cause behind the eruptions, and stop the sacrifices. b) The God Arius must be evil to demand child sacrifice. The villagers should find some way to combat this God, instead of just giving in to his demands. c) It is tragic, but the death of one small child is preferable to that of many villagers. If it works, they should keep the tradition. Gods are not to be toyed with. 30. Armsmaster Festil introduces a new student to the class - a small, awkward boy named Tys who does not seem to have any natural talent at all. The class is divided into two sides for a mock battle and, as one of the 'generals', you are to assign your soldiers to positions. Tys is one of your men. You decide to: a) Put Tys at the frontline with the other fighters, rationalizing that in any realistic battle, he would probably be a casualty anyway, and that there must be some sacrifices. b) Use Tys as a scout, rationalizing that because of his small size he would probably be good at sneaking in and gathering information on the enemy. c) Assign Tys to several posts during the course of the battle, staying near and helping him so he can gain valuable experience and improve. 31. You're hunting in the King's Hunt, a contest in which the best hunter will win riches enough to live comfortably for the rest of his or her life. You track a white stag many of you had shot at earlier. You are alone as you examine the stag and recognize the arrow as one fired from your friend's bow. As you retrieve the arrow for closer examination you hear your friends arrive. Do you: a) Claim to have fired the arrow that hit the stag, thus gaining the honor for the kill? b) Show the others the arrow and proclaim your friend the archer of the day? c) Suggest dividing the prize, reasoning that although your friend's arrow brought down the hart, all of you were instrumental in the tracking and the kill?