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Behavioral options

Updated: Jan 26

You are presented with descriptions of several life situations. Participants discuss different behavior options. Choose your option.

1.There was a collapse in the cave, blocking the exit. A group of tourists, who happened to be inside at the time, discusses the situation:

A. Soon our friends will realize we're missing and find us. If we conserve our energy, our meager food supplies will last a long time.

B. Let's look for another way out. We'll mark our path with piles of stones to recognize the place we've already passed.

C. Of course, we must look for another exit! But we can't afford to waste precious time on unnecessary precautions. After all, we almost have no food.

D. We need to clear the debris. It will take time, but at least we know there is an exit here.

2. Club members discuss three options for its emblem, proposed by the artist:

A. The emblem should be clear, definite, and understandable. I choose the clearest drawing.

B. The emblem should be simpler, otherwise, we won't be able to depict it ourselves. I choose the simplest drawing.

C. I think the most important thing is the originality and uniqueness of the drawing. I choose the most interesting drawing.

D. All three options seem suitable to me. Let's leave the choice of one of them to chance.

3. The hostess decided to prepare an unusual dish for the guests' arrival but found that one of the necessary spices was missing from the house, and the stores were closed. She called her friends and received the following advice:

A. Try to use other spices and keep tasting what you get. It might even turn out tastier than usual.

B. Urgently call the nearest cafés and find out where you can order food for home delivery. Hurry up so they can deliver everything on time.

C. Don't worry. I assure you that the guests won't be offended if you serve tea and candies, which you always have in the house.

D. I remember that the last two times you cooked something more ordinary, and both times it was very tasty. Prepare it again.

4. While rowing in a boat, four friends suddenly discovered that it was leaking. They decide what to do:

A. We need to land on the shore before we sink!

B. As long as there's a little water, we can keep rowing, and then we'll bail it out.

C. We need to stop at a convenient place and caulk all the gaps.

D. Let's find where the leak is, and then decide what to do.

5. A scientific expedition completed its research program at an underwater station ahead of schedule, and there are a few days left before the ship arrives. Expedition members discuss what to do in these days:

A. We need to contact the base via radio and request instructions. We can't let precious time at the station go to waste!

B. We have a clear work program. Since there is time left, it is useful to conduct repeated measurements for more reliable data.

C. It's much more interesting to explore the neighboring bottom area. Perhaps we'll encounter something unexpected there.

D. We won't have time to properly explore. It's better to spend the remaining time organizing the collected material.

6. Suddenly the lights went out, and there were no candles in the house. Family members decide what to do:

A. The only thing we can do in the dark is to go to bed. Although, we could wait: maybe the electricity will be fixed.

B. First, we need to ask if there is light at any of the neighbors. What if it's a major accident that will last a long time?

C. We need to go buy candles. The store that's still open is quite far, but then we won't have such problems anymore.

D. I would try to make a lamp. Need to figure out what to make a wick from, and find some fat and a dish.

7. Several people discuss how to make a train journey more enjoyable:

A. On the way, I continue the work I started before.

B. And I deal with problems that I usually forget about.

C. I have so many different things to do that I don't get bored.

D. It's good to sleep on the train. The sound of the wheels wonderfully soothes.

8. Four people entered a café. It turned out that most of the dishes listed on the menu were unfamiliar to them. This caused different reactions among them:

A. We can order several different dishes and try a little bit of each.

B. Since we chose the café so unsuccessfully, I prefer to sit quietly with a cup of coffee.

C. I'll order something familiar. It's always safer.

D. Let's not take risks. There must be a normal café nearby!


9. After reading about a fire in a movie theater in the newspaper, several friends started a discussion on how to behave in such a situation:

A. We need to run to the nearest exit as soon as possible.

B. There are fire extinguishers in any movie theater. The first thing to do is to try to extinguish the fire.

C. Don't panic, but wait for the firefighters, staying away from the fire.

D. Find an unconventional path so you won't be trampled by the crowd.

10. Fifteen minutes before his presentation, the speaker discovered that he had left the text of the speech at home. His acquaintances advise him:

A. Take a taxi and go for the text. The host will arrange a short break in the meantime.

B. Honestly explain the situation to the audience. Nothing terrible will happen if your presentation doesn't take place.

C. Perform without the text. Improvisation will even be more interesting than reading a prepared speech.

D. Urgently replace your performance with something else so that the audience doesn't notice.

11. On a day off, a family went by car to see ancient ruins. Just short of their destination, they had to stop because of road works. Family members made several suggestions:

A. Since we can't go forward, let's turn right or left: perhaps there will be something interesting there too.

B. Let's first go to the nearby town and find out what interesting places are nearby.

C. We should wait until the roadwork is finished. When the workers start their lunch break, we can pass through.

D. We can walk the remaining distance. Of course, the road is not very pleasant, but at least we will get to where we planned.

12. A group of friends got lost in the forest. They don't know these places well, and they don't have a map. Several suggestions are made:

A. Let's try to remember how we walked and make a plan. Then it will be clear how to return.

B. We need to try different directions: surely one of them will lead us out of the forest!

C. We have been walking for a long time without turning. If we continue in the same direction, sooner or later we will exit the forest.

D. Let's rest first. It's much easier to choose the right path with a fresh mind.

13. A child was given a cage with a bird. The bird does not eat the food given to it, and the whole family is wondering what to feed it. Family members made several suggestions:

A. Don't worry and fuss. When it gets hungry, it will start eating.

B. Don't be lazy to go to the pet store and get detailed instructions from the seller.

C. It's necessary to immediately release the bird before it dies of hunger.

D. Search for different types of bird food and see which one it chooses.

14. A small child dropped his mother's brooch, with which he was playing, and the whole family cannot find it. Different family members have different opinions on what to do next:

A. We should thoroughly search all chairs, sofas, and beds again, look under cabinets, under the table, and so on.

B. We won't be able to carefully inspect the whole house. We need to figure out where the brooch most likely could be.

C. We've already searched everywhere the brooch could be and confirmed that it's not there. So, we need to search in other places.

D. Nothing can be done. Since the brooch is lost, we have to accept it.

15. A boy wants to photograph a horse at the races. Those around him give advice:

A. Don't rush, try to capture some unusual moment.

B. Shoot now, or it will pass by.

C. Wait for the next race and prepare better for the shoot.

D. Shoot when it is exactly opposite you, then it will be best seen.

16. A group of climbers conquered a peak that had been considered inaccessible. After some time, they began to make plans for the future. Several opinions were expressed:

A. Let's engage in something simpler for now, and postpone the truly challenging climbs for a couple of seasons.

B. Let's repeat the ascent in a more difficult version - for example, climb with a tent and set up a high-altitude camp.

C. I suggest climbing the same peak on another slope. I have an idea of how to overcome the crevasse that crosses it.

D. There are still many peaks that no one has conquered yet. We can undertake the conquest of any of them.


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