I thought that I would start the test again to identify some shifty questions that force an answer that is wrong regardless of the answer you give (i.e. there is no correct answer because the answers are far to complex to be agree/disagree). Here are some questions from the test alongside the answers I gave, and why I gave that answer.
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If economic globalisation is inevitable, it should primarily serve humanity rather than the interests of trans-national corporations.
Reasoning: It should in an ideal world serve humanity rather than the "mega-corporation"
But the reality is that it should serve the mega-corp because that's its purpose (to make money and pass that on to investors), an individual country could impose laws on that mega-corp to force it to comply e.g. clothing factory in Bangladesh a couple of months ago - both the government and the company are at fault, and the question does not mention the government, or even if a government or laws exist, so this hypothetical question does not have enough data to go with it.
If I were to re-write the question, it would be as follows (written quickly, so not perfect): If economic globalisation is inevitable, should governments regulate business to protect humanity against trans-national corporations search for lower costs and higher profits.
I'd always support my country, whether it was right or wrong.
I didn't support my country's invasion of Iraq once I found out that I had been lied to, I didn't support my politicians for 13-years when Labour were in power, but I di/still do support British troops that are still in Iraq, so again this is a simple question with many varied and complex answers, but overall, I often dont support my country when I believe what its (sic) doing is something wrong.
No one chooses his or her country of birth, so it's foolish to be proud of it.
Its obviously foolish to be proud of a chunk of land that you were born on, in the same way that's its foolish to see a flower and consider it "pretty". But we are what we are, we are a product of our parents, our surroundings, where we live, the people around us and so on. Yes it may all be "foolish" on an intellectual level, but that does not stop me from being proud. I had to answer this question exactly as I read it, even though I disagree with it a great deal beyond the intellectual level.
Our race has many superior qualities, compared with other races.
Answer: Disagree strongly
Reasoning is obvious, the differences between races are pretty tiny, some have better suited "qualities" in different climates. e.g. If I lived in central Africa I would have permanent skin-burn. But this question sounds like it was written to easily weed out the racists amongst us.
The enemy of my enemy is my friend.
Answer: Disagree (I might have put strongly, I don't recall).
This in some cases could be an "agree", but as no examples have been given disagree is the obvious choice. Take for example the USA, Russia, Afghanistan and the Taliban and you will see why this question is obviously a disagree.
Military action that defies international law is sometimes justified.
Almost everything "bad" that can be thought of also has an example where that "bad" thing can be justified. e.g. An assassination, although its cold-blooded murder can be a good thing. And secondly, it could easily be argued that "International Law" is itself wrong, or even if a country does not sign up to that international law the question becomes irrelevant.
There is now a worrying fusion of information and entertainment.
Answer: Strongly Disagree
This is a stupid question as there cannot be a correct answer without an example, and I cannot think of a single example that would have me answer "agree". FYI all documentaries are both "information" and "entertainment", as are many games for children. If anyone has an example that they think differs please let me know.
I cant be bothered to go through every question, I just wanted to point out the first page, and how simplistic they are compared to the available answers, and specifically that most of them really need examples.
I just ran through the test again, deliberately attempting to look at the questions in a "more generalised way". I got almost exactly the same score as before.
Economic Left/Right: -1.88
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -1.90
I would say that this test is severely skewed, or some/all of the questions are "weighted".