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18th Aug '17 3:25:41 PM Pamina
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** The first test of the good/evil trial also counts. As the judge asks a long, complicated question, a stray dog wanders onto the beach where the challenge is being held. Sabrina immediately gets up and asks if the dog's owner is present, which makes her stop paying attention to the question and in turn get it wrong. Katrina gives a perfect answer...and it's revealed that ''Sabrina'' won the first test by caring more about a living creature than earning points.

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** *** The first test of the good/evil trial also counts. As the judge asks a long, complicated question, a stray dog wanders onto the beach where the challenge is being held. Sabrina immediately gets up and asks if the dog's owner is present, which makes her stop paying attention to the question and in turn get it wrong. Katrina gives a perfect answer...and it's revealed that ''Sabrina'' won the first test by caring more about a living creature than earning points.


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** In the Season Two finale, "Mom vs. Magic", Sabrina sends a letter to her mother on Mother's Day, but then learns that not only is she not allowed to see her mother until she gets her witches license, but not write to her either. As a result, the Quizmaster tells her that unless she gives up her magic and becomes a mortal, she can never see her mother again. Sabrina chooses her mother over her magic and is de-powered just long enough to visit her, but in the end it turns out it was just another test, and she gets her magic back.
16th Aug '17 3:42:31 PM otemple700
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* Played with in ''Manga/MyFirstGirlfriendIsAGal''. Ranko tries to flirt with and have sex with Junichi at one point, just to see if he's willing to stray from his relationship with Yukana. Much to her surprise, Junichi refuses her advances. [[spoiler:Rather than be satisfied with him being faithful, she screams him, shouting that Yukana deserves better than him. Then she mounts on top of him with the intention of raping him so badly that he'd never want anything to do with women again. Her attempt is stopped by Yukana who overheard shouting, but Ranko has yet to fully except their relationship.]]



* Played with in ''Manga/MyFirstGirlfriendIsAGal''. Ranko tries to flirt with and have sex with Junichi at one point, just to see if he's willing to stray from his relationship with Yukana. Much to her surprise, Junichi refuses her advances. [[spoiler:Rather than be satisfied with him being faithful, she screams him, shouting that Yukana deserves better than him. Then she mounts on top of him with the intention of raping him so badly that he'd never want anything to do with women again. Her attempt is stopped by Yukana who overheard shouting, but Ranko has yet to fully except their relationship.]]
16th Aug '17 3:40:28 PM otemple700
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* Played with in ''Manga/MyFirstGirlfriendIsAGal''. Ranko tries to flirt with and have sex with Junichi at one point, just to see if he's willing to stray from his relationship with Yukana. Much to her surprise, Junichi refuses her advances. [[spoiler:Rather than be satisfied with him being faithful, she screams him, shouting that Yukana deserves better than him. Then she mounts on top of him with the intention of raping him so badly that he'd never want anything to do with women again. Her attempt is stopped by Yukana who overheard shouting, but Ranko has yet to fully except their relationship.]]
16th Aug '17 7:17:30 AM EricNeoMatrix
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* An interesting variation in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12610246/1/The-Devil-You-Know The Devil You Know]]'' has [[{{Satan}} Lord Maledict]] giving Tikal the Echidna three temptations to test her wisdom and faith in him. The fourth and final temptation is letting Tikal choose to [[FateWorseThanDeath damn her father Pachacamac to eternal suffering for his crimes]], which she eventually refuses. Satan then tells her that there was no wrong answer to the choice - it was a test of ''how'' she would decide. As a reward for passing his trials, he [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence turns her into a Demon Princess]].

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* An interesting variation in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12610246/1/The-Devil-You-Know The Devil You Know]]'' has [[{{Satan}} Lord Maledict]] giving Tikal the Echidna three temptations to test her wisdom and faith in him. The fourth and final temptation is letting Tikal choose to [[FateWorseThanDeath damn her father Pachacamac to eternal suffering for his crimes]], which she eventually refuses. Satan then tells her that there was no wrong answer to the choice - it was a test of ''how'' she would decide. react to having power over others. As a reward for passing his trials, he gives her a Super form and [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence turns her into a Demon Princess]].
16th Aug '17 7:15:16 AM EricNeoMatrix
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* An interesting variation in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12610246/1/The-Devil-You-Know The Devil You Know]]'' has [[{{Satan}} Lord Maledict]] giving Tikal the Echidna three temptations to test her wisdom and faith in him. The fourth and final temptation is letting Tikal choose to [[FateWorseThanDeath damn her father Pachacamac to eternal suffering for his crimes]], which she eventually refuses. Satan then tells her that there was no wrong answer to the choice - it was a test of ''how'' she would decide. As a reward for passing his trials, he [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence turns her into a Demon Princess]].
10th Aug '17 7:47:48 PM Gregzilla
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* In the ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'' manga, [[TheHunter Ciel]] tests whether Akiha has it in her to be a murderer by... threatening her [[BerserkButton and her brother]] and then fighting her to the death. What Akiha doesn't know is that Ciel [[NighInvulnerable cannot be (permanently) killed/injured]], so Ciel is free to test Akiha's power with impunity. She also tries this in the original VisualNovel with Shiki, who is afraid that [[EnemyWithin he is the murderer who has been stalking the streets in his dreams]]. Shiki has Mystic Eyes of Death Perception, which allows him to bypass any and all forms of regeneration or immortality. Depending on your decision, [[DeaderThanDead things don't go quite as planned]].

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* In the ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'' manga, [[TheHunter Ciel]] Ciel tests whether Akiha has it in her to be a murderer by... threatening her [[BerserkButton and her brother]] and then fighting her to the death. What Akiha doesn't know is that Ciel [[NighInvulnerable cannot be (permanently) killed/injured]], so Ciel is free to test Akiha's power with impunity. She also tries this in the original VisualNovel with Shiki, who is afraid that [[EnemyWithin he is the murderer who has been stalking the streets in his dreams]]. Shiki has Mystic Eyes of Death Perception, which allows him to bypass any and all forms of regeneration or immortality. Depending on your decision, [[DeaderThanDead things don't go quite as planned]].
9th Aug '17 7:09:23 PM Enlong
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** There's one of these during the first part of the Chuunin exam. An extremely difficult written exam is given. Before the final and supposedly most difficult question is revealed, the contestants are given a chance to quit the exam. Anyone who gets it right passes by default. Get it wrong, and you fail and can never take the test again, effectively stonewalling your ninja career. If you quit, however, your whole squad fails (but may try the test again next year). Many forfeit and leave, but the protagonist stays even though he couldn't answer even one of the other questions. It turns out that not giving up (along with putting your team's interest before your own) is the {{Aesop}}, and everyone who didn't walk out passes. The aim of the exercise was to weed out those who would betray their teammates for their personal interests.

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** There's one of these during the first part of the Chuunin exam. An extremely difficult written exam is given. Before the final and supposedly most difficult question is revealed, the contestants are given a chance to quit the exam. Anyone who gets it right passes by default. Get it wrong, and you fail and can never take the test again, effectively stonewalling your ninja career. If you quit, however, your whole squad fails (but may try the test again next year). Many forfeit and leave, but the protagonist stays even though he couldn't answer even one of the other questions. It turns out that not giving up (along with putting your team's interest before your own) is the {{Aesop}}, and everyone who didn't walk out passes. The aim of the exercise was to weed out those who would betray their teammates for their personal interests.interests, or cave to pressure from their enemies.
8th Aug '17 4:15:09 PM CountDorku
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* The ''WebAnimation/NoEvil'' episode "Tlaloc's Test" is built around one of these, using the setup from the Kingston Trio's song "Desert Pete": there's a dry-looking pump in the desert and a jar of water to prime it, and the note left encourages you to use the water on the pump and not just chug it. In the episode, Ichabod supports just drinking the jar, but Calamity uses it as suggested...and the handle snaps off and reveals itself to be [[MakingASplash Tlaloc's magical, water-controlling tuning fork]].



*** The second test has Aang go retrieve the king's beloved pet Flopsie. Aang is sent into a courtyard and begins chasing after a harmless bunny, and gets chased around by a huge rampaging Goat-Gorilla. Aang quickly realizes the [[FluffyTheTerrible beast is Flopsie]], who's [[GentleGiant quite affectionate]] one Aang stops running away from him.

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*** The second test has Aang go retrieve the king's beloved pet Flopsie. Aang is sent into a courtyard and begins chasing after a harmless bunny, and gets chased around by a huge rampaging Goat-Gorilla. Aang quickly realizes the [[FluffyTheTerrible beast is Flopsie]], who's [[GentleGiant quite affectionate]] one once Aang stops running away from him.
4th Aug '17 9:28:51 PM Sharlee
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* In ''Film/WarGames'', an Air Force soldier in a nuclear silo outright ''refuses'' to trigger a launch when the command to nuke the USSR comes through, despite his partner drawing a gun on him. This turns out to be a staged test conducted to determine if human operators can be relied upon to carry out such unthinkable orders.



* In ''Film/WarGames'', an Air Force officer in a nuclear silo outright ''refuses'' to trigger a launch when the command to nuke the USSR comes through, despite his partner drawing a gun on him. This turns out to be a staged test conducted to determine if human operators can be relied upon to carry out such unthinkable orders.
4th Aug '17 9:26:54 PM Sharlee
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* In ''Film/WarGames'', an Air Force officer in a nuclear silo outright ''refuses'' to trigger a launch when the command to nuke the USSR comes through, despite his partner drawing a gun on him. This turns out to be a staged test conducted to determine if human operators can be relied upon to carry out such unthinkable orders.
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