and the bits
in between

A multiple-choice quiz
to help you ponder on and evaluate
the views and attitudes you may have
about significant aspects of life.

1)  What would you say happens to you when you die?

a. You cease to exist ie. oblivion
b. You go to a place called heaven if you've been good or to a place called hell if you've been bad.
c. The essential you, your soul, continues to develop and progress in  a  world  which is not physical but spiritual  in nature.
d. Don't have a clue.
e. Reincarnate in another body and start all over.

2)  What would you say is the role of women in society?

a. To bear children and raise a family.
b. To supply feminine qualities of feeling and emotion to those around them.
c. To do as they are told.
d. To participate fully in all walks of life as their individual talents allow.
e. To provide sexual gratification for men.

3) What would you say the essential  purpose of life is?

a. To provide a secure environment and material comfort and opportunity for your children.
b. To have a good relationship, a nice house, couple of cars, good health and no money worries.
c. To live to a ripe old age.
d. To be fulfilled as an individual human being and contribute to the progress of humanity as a whole.
e. To pursue happiness and fun without hurting anybody else.

4) What would you say education was for?

a. To help get a good job.
b. Not to appear dumb.
c. To develop your natural talents and to give you an understanding of the world around you and within you.
d. To keep children out of your hair
e. To employ people who can't do anything else.

5) What do you think is the relevance of religion to a modern society?

a. No relevance
b. Good for those people who can't think for themselves.
c. Provides the link between physical and spiritual existence.
d. Is the cause of many conflicts and abuses and should be abolished.
e. Has been and should be again the basis for human progress.

6) What do you think is the relationship between science and religion?

a. They are mutually exclusive
b. Science is about facts, religion is about supposition or superstition.
c. They both inform us about different aspects of creation. Science - the physical side, religion the non-physical side. As such they are complementary.
d. Science is by definition atheistic and cannot have any connection with religion.
e. Religion deals with a different reality than science.

7) What do you think is the relationship between different religions?

a. There is no relationship, they all worship different Gods.
b. They are all wrong except one.
c. They are all stages in a progressive system  of religious revelation in an ongoing process of man's education.
d. They are all  ways of manipulating and controlling people.
e. They are all belief systems designed to help people deal with death.

8) How do you view the relationship between the different races of humanity?

a. They are all members of the same human family
b. Different races should not mix
c. The white races are inherently superior.
d. Indigenous peoples are more spiritual but less capable in advancing civilisation.
e. White people have a responsibility to look after the non-white races.

9) Who or what do you think is the best arbiter of moral values?

a. Common sense
b. Your parents
c. Your own personal code
d. The founders of the world's great religions.
e.  People you admire.

10) What is your attitude to work?

a. Wish I had a job.
b. A means of earning money.
c. An opportunity to use your talents in the service of humanity.
d. Try and avoid it as much as possible.
e. A means of self-fulfilment.