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23rd Jul '16 4:45:38 PM nombretomado
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* In CarlBarks story "Some Heir Over the Rainbow", Scrooge [=McDuck=] wanted to test his relatives to know who deserves to inherit his fortune. Believing the best way to do it was giving them money without them knowing it came from him, Scrooge picked three pots and placed each one of them with a thousand dollars. He then hid the pots at the ends of three rainbows and set his relatives into finding them. Huey, Dewey and Louie found the first one, Gladstone Gander found the second one and Donald Duck found the third one. A few days later, Scrooge called his relatives to know how they used the money. Donald spent it as the down payment of a new car and was now one thousand dollars in debt, prompting Scrooge to disqualify him as heir. Gladstone, not seeing any immediate use for his thousand dollars, hid the money somewhere. While Scrooge was disappointed Gladstone hasn't tried to invest the money, the fact Gladstone still has it saved him from disqualification. When Huey, Dewey and Louie told him the gave the money to finance a search for a buried treasure, Scrooge believed they had been conned out of the money and decided to name Gladstone his sole heir, despite considering this ''an awful injustice to the world''. However, it turns out the man they gave the money did find a treasure and the boys got a good share of it. Scrooge then named them his heirs.

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* In CarlBarks the Creator/CarlBarks story "Some Heir Over the Rainbow", Scrooge [=McDuck=] wanted to test his relatives to know who deserves to inherit his fortune. Believing the best way to do it was giving them money without them knowing it came from him, Scrooge picked three pots and placed each one of them with a thousand dollars. He then hid the pots at the ends of three rainbows and set his relatives into finding them. Huey, Dewey and Louie found the first one, Gladstone Gander found the second one and Donald Duck found the third one. A few days later, Scrooge called his relatives to know how they used the money. Donald spent it as the down payment of a new car and was now one thousand dollars in debt, prompting Scrooge to disqualify him as heir. Gladstone, not seeing any immediate use for his thousand dollars, hid the money somewhere. While Scrooge was disappointed Gladstone hasn't tried to invest the money, the fact Gladstone still has it saved him from disqualification. When Huey, Dewey and Louie told him the gave the money to finance a search for a buried treasure, Scrooge believed they had been conned out of the money and decided to name Gladstone his sole heir, despite considering this ''an awful injustice to the world''. However, it turns out the man they gave the money did find a treasure and the boys got a good share of it. Scrooge then named them his heirs.
18th Jul '16 12:21:08 PM JoieDeCombat
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** Sesshoumaru's entire journey turns out to be a secret test of character beginning with his father arranging for Inuyasha to inherit Tessaiga and Sesshoumaru to inherit Tenseiga, not only because Tessaiga is Inuyasha's RestrainingBolt, but also because Sesshoumaru needs to learn a massive lesson about compassion. Tenseiga's secret weapon attack can only be unlocked when Sesshoumaru's heart grieves for the death of someone he deeply cared about, [[spoiler: Kagura]]. Tenseiga and its attack can only be strengthened through him learning to put the lives of others before his own personal ambitions [[spoiler: Rin's second death is overturned when his mother is satisfied he's learned the lesson]]. Then he learns that he has been training the weapon attack to give it to Inuyasha all along, which is a test designed to put an end to his obsession with Tessaiga and accept Inuyasha for who and what he is. Lastly, in a battle where he ends up openly protecting everyone in both his group and Inuyasha's group, his true power finally manifests. Turns out the point of all these tests was that, when Sesshoumaru finally discovered he was a ChainReactionDestruction OneManArmy with a WeaponOfMassDestruction, he'd have accepted the importance of ComesGreatResponsibility.

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** Sesshoumaru's entire journey turns out to be a secret test of character beginning with his father arranging for Inuyasha to inherit Tessaiga and Sesshoumaru to inherit Tenseiga, not only because Tessaiga is Inuyasha's RestrainingBolt, but also because Sesshoumaru needs to learn a massive lesson about compassion. Tenseiga's secret weapon attack can only be unlocked when Sesshoumaru's heart grieves for the death of someone he deeply cared about, [[spoiler: which ultimately turns out to be Kagura]]. Tenseiga and its attack can only be strengthened through him learning to put the lives of others before his own personal ambitions [[spoiler: Rin's second death is overturned when his mother is satisfied he's learned the lesson]]. Then he learns that he has been training the weapon attack to give it to Inuyasha all along, which is a test designed to put an end to his obsession with Tessaiga and accept Inuyasha for who and what he is. Lastly, in a battle where he ends up openly protecting everyone in both his group and Inuyasha's group, his true power finally manifests. Turns out the point of all these tests was that, when Sesshoumaru finally discovered he was a ChainReactionDestruction OneManArmy with a WeaponOfMassDestruction, he'd have accepted the importance of ComesGreatResponsibility.
11th Jul '16 7:09:09 AM yin_13147
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* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', Duncan performs this on the City Elf Warden during their Origin story. After noticing his arrival, the City Elf goes to inform him that its not safe in the Alienage for humans at present, to which he refuses to leave. When they politely ''insist'' and Duncan once again politely ''refuses'', the City Elf offers to find an acceptable compromise. Duncan then congratulates them on keeping their composure, even when encountering an unknown and armed human.

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* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', Duncan performs this on the City Elf Warden during their Origin story. After noticing his arrival, the City Elf goes to inform him that its not safe in the Alienage for humans at present, to which he refuses to leave. When they politely ''insist'' and Duncan once again politely ''refuses'', the City Elf offers can offer to find an acceptable compromise. Duncan then congratulates them on keeping their composure, even when encountering an unknown and armed human. If the City Elf remains stubborn and continuously asks them to leave no matter what, even being willing to fight despite the odds, Duncan finds their bravery commendable.
7th Jul '16 10:02:47 AM Willbyr
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* ''MuhyoAndRoji'' has some for each of the titular characters. In Muhyo's case, he fights against the Hades Lord, but can't quite win. He refuses to give up and manages to convince Yoichi and Biko to do the same, impressing the Hades Lord, who allows him to make a contract with him in exchange for controlling his fear, noting that he had killed the others who had tried to summon him and fled. Roji gets one in the competition against Goryo and Ebisu, as Muhyo holds back, wanting to see what Roji can do in a situation like this- but Roji still hasn't gotten over his feelings of inadequacy compared to Muhyo, and is thus put on leave and sent to train at the Magical Law Society. At the end, Page offers him a position as assistant with the promise of helping him improve his skills, but Roji refuses, stating that he wishes to work with Muhyo, impressing Page with his "kind, unwavering heart."

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* ''MuhyoAndRoji'' ''Manga/MuhyoAndRoji'' has some for each of the titular characters. In Muhyo's case, he fights against the Hades Lord, but can't quite win. He refuses to give up and manages to convince Yoichi and Biko to do the same, impressing the Hades Lord, who allows him to make a contract with him in exchange for controlling his fear, noting that he had killed the others who had tried to summon him and fled. Roji gets one in the competition against Goryo and Ebisu, as Muhyo holds back, wanting to see what Roji can do in a situation like this- but Roji still hasn't gotten over his feelings of inadequacy compared to Muhyo, and is thus put on leave and sent to train at the Magical Law Society. At the end, Page offers him a position as assistant with the promise of helping him improve his skills, but Roji refuses, stating that he wishes to work with Muhyo, impressing Page with his "kind, unwavering heart."



* In ''PokemonSpecial'', Erika has Red catch an Eevee before accepting his Gym challenge. During the battle, Erika goes to let the Eevee out of its Poke Ball, noting that Eevee is too badly hurt to survive if she does, and if Red has Pika stop her he'll lose his opportunity to defeat her Vileplume. Of course, Red has Pika stop her anyway and earns the Rainbow Badge.

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* In ''PokemonSpecial'', ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'', Erika has Red catch an Eevee before accepting his Gym challenge. During the battle, Erika goes to let the Eevee out of its Poke Ball, noting that Eevee is too badly hurt to survive if she does, and if Red has Pika stop her he'll lose his opportunity to defeat her Vileplume. Of course, Red has Pika stop her anyway and earns the Rainbow Badge.
30th Jun '16 3:52:14 PM SirVancelot131
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** Jackie gave one to Kelso in "The Trials of M. Kelso" to see if he was worth getting back together with requiring him to pass three out of five. Kelso, being who he is, fails the first two, but Donna intervenes by telling Kelso about it. Kelso proceeds to pass the other three, and even admits he found out about it, but Jackie decides to get back with him for being honest enough to tell her that he found out about the test.
27th Jun '16 11:03:03 PM Ebrbfureh
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* Optimus Prime stages an impromptu one in ''Anime/TransformersEnergon'' when the other Autobots decide to have a race. With Hotshot and Ironhide neck and neck on the home stretch, Optimus suddenly jumps into the middle of the path and challenges them to get past him. Eventually, Ironhide grapples with Optimus and tells Hotshot to go on and win - at which point Optimus tells him that he is the real winner, because he has learned that a commander must put his troops ahead of his own glory. Oh, and as for who crossed the finish line first? [[spoiler:[[{{Zmelik}} Misha and Arcee]].]]

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* Optimus Prime stages an impromptu one in ''Anime/TransformersEnergon'' when the other Autobots decide to have a race. With Hotshot and Ironhide neck and neck on the home stretch, Optimus suddenly jumps into the middle of the path and challenges them to get past him. Eventually, Ironhide grapples with Optimus and tells Hotshot to go on and win - at win--at which point Optimus tells him that he is the real winner, because he has learned that a commander must put his troops ahead of his own glory. Oh, and as for who crossed the finish line first? [[spoiler:[[{{Zmelik}} Misha and Arcee]].]]



** The issue with taking an illegal move is that Lelouch doesn't need to make a move - Schneizel just forfeited, and taking his king is an unnecessary formality. The test is whether or not Lelouch would accept his prize of one shiny new captured enemy Ace, despite not having actually achieved anything worthy of it - a test of Lelouch's pride. By framing it in the context of chess, and then getting it wrong, it loses a degree of impact.

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** The issue with taking an illegal move is that Lelouch doesn't need to make a move - Schneizel move--Schneizel just forfeited, and taking his king is an unnecessary formality. The test is whether or not Lelouch would accept his prize of one shiny new captured enemy Ace, despite not having actually achieved anything worthy of it - a it--a test of Lelouch's pride. By framing it in the context of chess, and then getting it wrong, it loses a degree of impact.



* In a Literature/{{Discworld}} fan fic ''[[http://www.lspace.org/fandom/fanfiction/dw/moving-pictures2-chapter1.html Moving Pictures II]]'' Vimes suggests to a prospective member of ''[[SecretPolice Cable Street Particulars]]'' that torture is still a a part of their methods. When the candidate absolutely refuses to take part in it, he is hired.

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* In a Literature/{{Discworld}} fan fic ''[[http://www.lspace.org/fandom/fanfiction/dw/moving-pictures2-chapter1.html Moving Pictures II]]'' Vimes suggests to a prospective member of ''[[SecretPolice Cable Street Particulars]]'' that torture is still a a part of their methods. When the candidate absolutely refuses to take part in it, he is hired.



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* In ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'', all the adult princesses except one have agreed on a husband [[ExoticExtendedMarriage for them all,]] and now have to convince the sister who doesn't want to marry anyone. For this purpose, they conspire to get the young man in the playroom with their toddler sisters, and have the reluctant sister walk by, so that she can witness how kind and patient he is with the kids. While she is impressed, she isn't convinced, as, to her, the secret test is not secret enough - he could be faking it in order to get to marry them.

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* In ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'', all the adult princesses except one have agreed on a husband [[ExoticExtendedMarriage for them all,]] and now have to convince the sister who doesn't want to marry anyone. For this purpose, they conspire to get the young man in the playroom with their toddler sisters, and have the reluctant sister walk by, so that she can witness how kind and patient he is with the kids. While she is impressed, she isn't convinced, as, to her, the secret test is not secret enough - he enough--he could be faking it in order to get to marry them.



** Hazel thinks it's a test too - she orders Frank not to fire, because she thought Percy was a god in disguise.

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** Hazel thinks it's a test too - she too--she orders Frank not to fire, because she thought Percy was a god in disguise.



* Creator/RobertAHeinlein was a fan of these. In ''Literature/SpaceCadet'', the aspiring Space Patrol candidate is given a test where he must drop beans into a small bottle at his feet - with his eyes closed. He's disappointed that he only managed to get one bean, where others had many more. Afterwards, the examiner heavily implies that what they're actually testing is trustworthiness; only the cadets that kept their eyes closed pass. The hero's roommate thinks it's actually a [[HiddenPurposeTest secret test of]] ''[[HiddenPurposeTest intelligence]]'', to weed out the cadets who don't figure out that getting a good score would be proof that you cheated; he trusts that there'll be other tests to weed out the dull-but-honest candidates. Possibly both interpretations are correct -- cheating in such an obvious manner doesn't say much for one's ethics ''or'' intelligence.

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* Creator/RobertAHeinlein was a fan of these. In ''Literature/SpaceCadet'', the aspiring Space Patrol candidate is given a test where he must drop beans into a small bottle at his feet - with feet--with his eyes closed. He's disappointed that he only managed to get one bean, where others had many more. Afterwards, the examiner heavily implies that what they're actually testing is trustworthiness; only the cadets that kept their eyes closed pass. The hero's roommate thinks it's actually a [[HiddenPurposeTest secret test of]] ''[[HiddenPurposeTest intelligence]]'', to weed out the cadets who don't figure out that getting a good score would be proof that you cheated; he trusts that there'll be other tests to weed out the dull-but-honest candidates. Possibly both interpretations are correct -- cheating in such an obvious manner doesn't say much for one's ethics ''or'' intelligence.



* In the ''Series/{{Taxi}}'' episode "The Wedding of Latka and Simka", the lovers undergo an old-world ceremony per their religion. It climaxes with a question-and-answer test. The final question asks Latka: if a charging boar were going to attack Simka and a baby, and he could only save one, who would he choose? He chooses Simka, but is informed it was the wrong answer; thus, they cannot wed. Simka announces she will marry Latka even if they must defy their religion, and the reverend reveals that they have passed the real test - she's proven how much they truly love each other by putting that above all, and thus are worthy of marriage.

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* In the ''Series/{{Taxi}}'' episode "The Wedding of Latka and Simka", the lovers undergo an old-world ceremony per their religion. It climaxes with a question-and-answer test. The final question asks Latka: if a charging boar were going to attack Simka and a baby, and he could only save one, who would he choose? He chooses Simka, but is informed it was the wrong answer; thus, they cannot wed. Simka announces she will marry Latka even if they must defy their religion, and the reverend reveals that they have passed the real test - she's test--she's proven how much they truly love each other by putting that above all, and thus are worthy of marriage.



* Served as BookEnds to ''Series/PowerRangersSPD'' - at the beginning of the series, Commander Cruger asks [[TheLancer Sky]] if he would follow [[CloudCuckooLander Bridge]] or [[TheChick Syd]] if Cruger appointed them Red Ranger of B-Squad. Sky, who had dreamed of being a Red Ranger like his father, arrogantly dismisses both of his teammates as incapable of leading anything. This causes Cruger to assign Sky as Blue Ranger and recruit RookieRedRanger Jack. At the end of the series, Jack quits S.P.D. and Cruger asks Sky the same question as before. This time Sky states he would follow whoever Cruger believed was worthy of wearing the color red, which is proof to Cruger that Sky is [[CharacterDevelopment now ready to be the Red Ranger.]]

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* Served as BookEnds to ''Series/PowerRangersSPD'' - at the beginning of the series, Commander Cruger asks [[TheLancer Sky]] if he would follow [[CloudCuckooLander Bridge]] or [[TheChick Syd]] if Cruger appointed them Red Ranger of B-Squad. Sky, who had dreamed of being a Red Ranger like his father, arrogantly dismisses both of his teammates as incapable of leading anything. This causes Cruger to assign Sky as Blue Ranger and recruit RookieRedRanger Jack. At the end of the series, Jack quits S.P.D. and Cruger asks Sky the same question as before. This time Sky states he would follow whoever Cruger believed was worthy of wearing the color red, which is proof to Cruger that Sky is [[CharacterDevelopment now ready to be the Red Ranger.]]



* In the third episode of ''Series/{{Quantico}}'', the trainees are required to profile their classmates in the most frank manner possible, and then the [[QuoteMine ugliest excerpts]] from these profiles are posted publicly, with the authors of those excerpts being identified so that everyone knows all the worst things that everyone else said about them. And then the trainees are ordered to vote on who gets kicked out of the program. [[spoiler:Alex convinces almost everyone to abstain from voting, and nobody is cut - but Simon chickens out and submits a vote, and gets penalized. It turns out that the entire exercise was about seeing if the trainees could work past their personality differences.]]

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* In the third episode of ''Series/{{Quantico}}'', the trainees are required to profile their classmates in the most frank manner possible, and then the [[QuoteMine ugliest excerpts]] from these profiles are posted publicly, with the authors of those excerpts being identified so that everyone knows all the worst things that everyone else said about them. And then the trainees are ordered to vote on who gets kicked out of the program. [[spoiler:Alex convinces almost everyone to abstain from voting, and nobody is cut - but cut--but Simon chickens out and submits a vote, and gets penalized. It turns out that the entire exercise was about seeing if the trainees could work past their personality differences.]]



* The ''entirety'' of the ''VideoGame/ChzoMythos'' is a SecretTestOfCharacter devised [[spoiler: by the BigBad [[CosmicHorror Chzo]] to test his DragonWithAnAgenda. He fails, and is disposed of - replaced by the PlayerCharacter.]]

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* The ''entirety'' of the ''VideoGame/ChzoMythos'' is a SecretTestOfCharacter devised [[spoiler: by the BigBad [[CosmicHorror Chzo]] to test his DragonWithAnAgenda. He fails, and is disposed of - replaced by the PlayerCharacter.]]



* Vulpes Inculta of ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' enacts one of these on the town of Nipton in the form of a lottery. The winner lives, second place gets his legs broken, and everyone else is killed, enslaved or crucified. According to him, [[ApatheticCitizens no one objects when he starts calling out names,]] but if you look around town you can see numerous signs of resistance (including the disintegrated corpse of one Legionnaire). Of course, he might have dismissed that one since the fighting likely happened ''before'' the lottery plan was offered - in which case, the citizens would be kind of stupid to protest.

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* Vulpes Inculta of ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' enacts one of these on the town of Nipton in the form of a lottery. The winner lives, second place gets his legs broken, and everyone else is killed, enslaved or crucified. According to him, [[ApatheticCitizens no one objects when he starts calling out names,]] but if you look around town you can see numerous signs of resistance (including the disintegrated corpse of one Legionnaire). Of course, he might have dismissed that one since the fighting likely happened ''before'' the lottery plan was offered - in offered--in which case, the citizens would be kind of stupid to protest.



* In ''WebAnimation/IfTheEmperorHadATextToSpeechDevice'', the Emperor convinces Karamazov that he was testing whether the man would stay loyal even if it meant disobeying orders. [[spoiler:Double subverted, as Emperor wasn't testing that - he was checking which Inquisitors have to be gotten rid of.]]

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* In ''WebAnimation/IfTheEmperorHadATextToSpeechDevice'', the Emperor convinces Karamazov that he was testing whether the man would stay loyal even if it meant disobeying orders. [[spoiler:Double subverted, as Emperor wasn't testing that - he was checking which Inquisitors have to be gotten rid of.]]



** When Aang, Katara, and Sokka arrive at Omashu they're captured by the King who forces Aang to go through three trials. While all have simple solutions at first, turns out they all have more than what they seem. The King is testing Aang's ability to think outside the box and see things from a new perspective.

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** When Aang, Katara, and Sokka arrive at Omashu Omashu, they're captured by the King who forces Aang to go through three trials. While all have simple solutions at first, turns out they all have more than what they seem. The King is testing Aang's ability to think outside the box and see things from a new perspective.



** Parodied in another episode where Gus becomes a temporary playground king. He has to solve a dispute between two girls over a doll. Gus takes some inspiration from King Solomon and orders the doll to be cut in half - intending to give it to the girl who protested. But his advisors then tell him that he gave the doll to the wrong girl.

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** Parodied in another episode where Gus becomes a temporary playground king. He has to solve a dispute between two girls over a doll. Gus takes some inspiration from King Solomon and orders the doll to be cut in half - intending half--intending to give it to the girl who protested. But his advisors then tell him that he gave the doll to the wrong girl.



* If you saw a young girl - let's call her Talie - wandering around a city, saying that she lost her mother, would you help her or walk away? If you answered the former, you may be in the minority. [[http://www.aol.com/article/2015/07/14/this-shocking-social-experiment-will-terrify-you/21209146/?interactionId=99999999999999999999002&utm_source=apester&utm_medium=scs&utm_campaign=apester2015#confab-comment-25837341 The experiment shown here]] shows rather shocking results. The most disturbing part of this experiment is that one man who ''did'' offer her help was a known pedophile who was not allowed to be around children. (Thankfully, two actual Good Samaritans became suspicious of his aggressive behavior and called the police.)

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* If you saw a young girl - let's girl--let's call her Talie - wandering Talie--wandering around a city, saying that she lost her mother, would you help her or walk away? If you answered the former, you may be in the minority. [[http://www.aol.com/article/2015/07/14/this-shocking-social-experiment-will-terrify-you/21209146/?interactionId=99999999999999999999002&utm_source=apester&utm_medium=scs&utm_campaign=apester2015#confab-comment-25837341 The experiment shown here]] shows rather shocking results. The most disturbing part of this experiment is that one man who ''did'' offer her help was a known pedophile who was not allowed to be around children. (Thankfully, two actual Good Samaritans became suspicious of his aggressive behavior and called the police.)
22nd Jun '16 6:27:01 PM fearlessnikki
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* An episode of ''Series/SavedByTheBell: The College Years'' features Zack & company in an ethics class, in which the first session involves the professor stating that only half of the class will pass. After being a hardass all semester and playing up the difficult final, the professor releases the real final as a Secret Test of Character by dropping copies of what look like answer keys. Between Zack's discovery of a fake "key" and TheReveal, HilarityEnsues. Zack points out the professor's own behavior was unethical, and he admits Zack may have a point but says he wanted to use the whole thing to get the class to seriously think about and have a real discussion of ethics, which they start on as the episode ends. Most interesting perhaps is that Zack [[spoiler:decided for once that cheating would be wrong.]]

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* ''Series/SavedByTheBell'':
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An episode of ''Series/SavedByTheBell: The ''The College Years'' features Zack & company in an ethics class, in which the first session involves the professor stating that only half of the class will pass. After being a hardass all semester and playing up the difficult final, the professor releases the real final as a Secret Test of Character by dropping copies of what look like answer keys. Between Zack's discovery of a fake "key" and TheReveal, HilarityEnsues. Zack points out the professor's own behavior was unethical, and he admits Zack may have a point but says he wanted to use the whole thing to get the class to seriously think about and have a real discussion of ethics, which they start on as the episode ends. Most interesting perhaps is that Zack [[spoiler:decided for once that cheating would be wrong.]]]]
** A variation shows up in the parent series. When Kelly is having trouble choosing between Slater and Zack, she has a dream that imagines the situation as a BeautyContest. She declares Slater the winner. But when Zack proves to be a GracefulLoser and says [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy he just wants Kelly to be happy]], that convinces her that Zack is the one she should pick.



* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'', The gang finds a unmarked C-note with a $100 dollar bill in it and despite really wanting to keep it for stuff that middle-schoolers would find fun, CJ insists they find out who it belongs to. After going all over the town, they figure the only person who would lose that much money and not care would be the richest guy in town. They go to his mansion and give it to the butler, who slams the door in their faces. On the way back, the millionaire comes down on a jetpack and explains that he left those notes around town all the time and the kids were the first ones to bring it back to him. As a reward for this, he lets them all take turns riding with him on his jetpack.

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The gang finds a unmarked C-note with a $100 dollar bill in it and despite really wanting to keep it for stuff that middle-schoolers would find fun, CJ TJ insists they find out who it belongs to. After going all over the town, they figure the only person who would lose that much money and not care would be the richest guy in town. They go to his mansion and give it to the butler, who slams the door in their faces. On the way back, the millionaire comes down on a jetpack and explains that he left those notes around town all the time and the kids were the first ones to bring it back to him. As a reward for this, he lets them all take turns riding with him on his jetpack.jetpack.
** Parodied in another episode where Gus becomes a temporary playground king. He has to solve a dispute between two girls over a doll. Gus takes some inspiration from King Solomon and orders the doll to be cut in half - intending to give it to the girl who protested. But his advisors then tell him that he gave the doll to the wrong girl.
13th Jun '16 5:09:41 PM Josef5678
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* Subverted in a WhateleyUniverse story: Dr. Bellows appears to be offering Lapin two minor character tests to see how well she's coping with her severe impulse control disorder when he's actually verifying the effectiveness of the medications she takes to control it. [[/folder]]

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* Subverted in a WhateleyUniverse story: Dr. Bellows appears to be offering Lapin two minor character tests to see how well she's coping with her severe impulse control disorder when he's actually verifying the effectiveness of the medications she takes to control it. it.
* In ''Literature/StarWarsTarkin'', Dooku visited then planetary governor Tarkin in the lead up to the Clone Wars, trying to recruit him into the Sepratist fold. Each time, Tarkin resisted, maintaining loyalty to Chancellor Palpatine, never knowing that Palpatine himself had directed Dooku to make the offers to test his loyalty.
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12th Jun '16 9:34:47 AM JustKnown
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* Subverted in a WhateleyUniverse story: Dr. Bellows appears to be offering Lapin two minor character tests to see how well she's coping with her severe impulse control disorder when he's actually verifying the effectiveness of the medications she takes to control it. [[/folder]]
6th Jun '16 10:26:28 PM LinTaylor
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* ''VideoGame/WolfensteinTheNewOrder'' [[ConversationalTroping discusses this]] in a scene set in a Nazi concentration camp. Set Roth remarks on the horror he's seen and says that sometimes it makes him doubt that God even exists. [[TheHero B.J. Blazkowitz]] suggests "Maybe He's testing us", and Set responds that if He is, then we're failing miserably.
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