Are you on the LEFT or RIGHT?
by Thomas Katsampes


Take this short quiz to find out! Pick the response with which you most agree.

You must answer ALL of the questions for your exam to be graded correctly.







1. Source of Human Rights
Government
The Creator

2. Human Nature
Basically good. Society is primarily responsible for evil.
Not basically good. The individual is primarily responsible for evil.

3. Economic goal should be
Equality
Prosperity

4. Primary role of the state
Increase and protect equality
Increase and protect liberty

5. Family ideal
Any loving unit of people
Married father and mother, and children

6. Nature/Environment
intrinsically valuable
made for man

7. Guiding trinity
Race, Gender, and Class
Liberty, In God We Trust, E Pluribus Unum (out of many, one)

8. Good and evil
Relative to individual and/or society
Based on universal absolutes

9. View of illegal immigrants
welcomed guests
illegal immigrants

10. Humanity's primary divisions
rich and poor; strong and weak
good and evil

11. Ideal primary identity of an American
world citizen
American citizen

12. How to make a good society?
Abolish inequality
Develop each citizen's moral character

13. View of America
profoundly morally flawed; inferior to any number of European countries
greatest force for good among nations in world history

14. Most important trait to cultivate in a child
self-esteem
self-control

15. Worth of the human fetus
determined by the mother
has objective value and worth

16. Primary source of crime
poverty, racism and other societal flaws
the criminal's malfunctioning conscience

17. Place of God and religion in America
secular government and secular society
secular government and religious society

18. American exceptionalism
chauvinistic doctrine
historical reality

19. Greatest threat to the world
environmental catastrophe (currently global warming)
evil (currently radical Islamist violence)

20. International ideal
world governed by the United Nations, and no single country is dominant
world in which America is the single strongest entity

21. Primary reason for lack of peace in middle East
Israeli settlements in the West Bank
Palestinian, Arab and Muslim denial of Jewish state's right to exist

22. Purpose of art
challenge status quo and bourgeois sensibilities
produce works of beauty and profundity to elevate the individual and society

23. Guns
ideally universally abolished, except for use by police, the armed forces and registered sportsmen
ideally widely owned by responsible individuals for self-protection and the protection of others

24. Race
intrinsically significant
intrinsically insignificant

25. Racial, ethnic and gender diversity at universities
most important
far less important than ideological diversity

26. Black America's primary problem
racism
lack of fathers

27. Greatest playwright
entirely subjective; there is no greatest playwright
William Shakespeare

28. War
not the answer
sometimes the only answer

29. Hate
wrong, except when directed at the political
wrong, except when directed at evil

30. Cultures
all equal
some are better than others

31. America's founding fathers
rich white male slave owners
great men who founded the greatest society

32. Purpose of judges
pursue social justice
pursue justice

33. National borders
a relic of the past
indispensable for national survival

34. Greatest vehicle to goodness
the government
the individual

35. Best explains human behavior
economics
moral values





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