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21st Jun '17 4:18:23 AM Arivne
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* ''Film/WarGames''. At the beginning of the film, a U.S. ICBM base receives orders to launch its missiles. One of the officers refuses to participate in the launch, preventing it from occurring. It's later revealed that the situation was a nationwide test of the officers' willingness to launch on command. 22% of the bases failed to launch their missiles, causing serious dismay in the political and military leadership.
5th Jun '17 8:40:19 PM PaulA
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** In the novella "Gulf", Joseph Briggs is being trained so he can join a secret society of geniuses. His teacher tests his personality in several ways, including not letting him eat or sleep, inflicting intense pain and subtly trying to goad him into irrational actions. He passes with flying colors, continuing to act rationally and reliably.

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** In the novella "Gulf", "Literature/{{Gulf}}", Joseph Briggs is being trained so he can join a secret society of geniuses. His teacher tests his personality in several ways, including not letting him eat or sleep, inflicting intense pain and subtly trying to goad him into irrational actions. He passes with flying colors, continuing to act rationally and reliably.
1st Jun '17 1:25:22 AM PaulA
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* Exactly the same thing happens to the hero of John Scalzi's ''Old Man's War'' as he "waits" for his military enlistment psych exam. There the purpose is actually to gather his emotional states in preparation for the body-swap process. (The test administrator is trained in unarmed combat in case of emergency.)

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* Exactly the same thing happens to the hero of John Scalzi's ''Old Man's War'' ''Literature/OldMansWar'' as he "waits" for his military enlistment psych exam. There the purpose is actually to gather his emotional states in preparation for the body-swap process. (The test administrator is trained in unarmed combat in case of emergency.)
2nd Apr '17 11:49:32 AM nombretomado
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* OlderThanFeudalism. At the end of the Hindu epic ''{{Mahabharata}}'', Yudhisthira arrives at the gates of heaven, accompanied by a dog. He is told that he can enter, but the dog must be left behind. During the journey to said gates, all of Yudhisthira's siblings had perished, presumably for being not worthy to enter heaven, except the dog. After all that they'd been through together, Yudhisthira refuses to abandon the dog, and turns away from heaven, then the fact that it was a Secret Test is revealed.\\

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* OlderThanFeudalism. At the end of the Hindu epic ''{{Mahabharata}}'', ''Literature/{{Mahabharata}}'', Yudhisthira arrives at the gates of heaven, accompanied by a dog. He is told that he can enter, but the dog must be left behind. During the journey to said gates, all of Yudhisthira's siblings had perished, presumably for being not worthy to enter heaven, except the dog. After all that they'd been through together, Yudhisthira refuses to abandon the dog, and turns away from heaven, then the fact that it was a Secret Test is revealed.\\
30th Mar '17 7:44:01 AM PlasmaTalon
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** Ichigo gets one when he [[spoiler:need his zanpakuto reforged. Being rejected by the sword smith and sent back to the world of the living. After conversing with his father its revealed to be a test, and he's taken back to regain his sword.]]
9th Mar '17 12:13:45 AM Lanes17B
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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' has the episode "Treats." When Garry's favorite snail treat is discontinued he hounds Spongebob to scour the world to find the treats. When there are none to be found anywhere, Spongebob takes Patrick's advice to tell Garry "no." Garry then goes to bed happy to know Spogebob can finally say "no."
12th Feb '17 5:26:30 AM Arivne
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** 2nd Edition TabletopGame/DarkSun boxed set Rule Book. When elves encounter a stranger they will set up tests of the stranger's friendliness and trustworthyness. These tests range from leaving out a valuable object to see if the stranger steals it up to a life-threatening situation.

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** 2nd Edition TabletopGame/DarkSun boxed set Rule Book.rule book. When elves encounter a stranger they will set up tests of the stranger's friendliness and trustworthyness. These tests range from leaving out a valuable object to see if the stranger steals it up to a life-threatening situation.situation.
** 2nd Edition ''Monstrous Manual'' supplement. When a Talking Owl first encounters a party of {{PC}}s, it will pretend that one of its wings is broken and see how they react. If they try to kill it, it will know that they're evil and therefore enemies.
12th Jan '17 12:14:33 AM PaulA
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* ''Film/FlashGordon'' (1980). Emperor Ming puts the entire human race through one of these.

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* ''Film/FlashGordon'' ''Film/{{Flash Gordon|1980}}'' (1980). Emperor Ming puts the entire human race through one of these.
2nd Nov '16 8:21:03 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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*** This was actually a ''{{SubvertedTrope subversion}}'' as the hard-bitten Col. Phillips was trying to prove to Erskine that what a soldier needs is "guts"; the test was supposed to be of the trainees' clear-headedness and reflexes. The point still stands, though.

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*** This was actually a ''{{SubvertedTrope subversion}}'' ''[[SubvertedTrope subversion]]'' as the hard-bitten Col. Phillips was trying to prove to Erskine that what a soldier needs is "guts"; the test was supposed to be of the trainees' clear-headedness and reflexes. The point still stands, though.
2nd Nov '16 8:20:36 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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*** This was actually a ''{{SubvertedTrope subversion}}'' as the hard-bitten Col. Phillips was trying to prove to Erskine that what a soldier needs is "guts"; the test was supposed to be of the trainees' clear-headedness and reflexes. The point still stands, though.
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