Ask your partner the questions of the quiz “Have you got what it takes to be a millionaire?” on page 46 of your textbook.
Use this instead of the questionnaire in the book:
HAVE YOU GOT WHAT IT TAKES TO BE AN EGALITARIAN?
1-When you are with your family or your friends, do you…?
a)enjoy being one of the group
b)want to be the best
c)prefer not to be especially noticed
2- When you are with your neighbours or your workmates , do you…?
a)enjoy being in charge and telling people what to do
b)follow what other people do or say
c)tend to participate and contribute as an equal partner
3-Do you find helping charities/NGOs with your money or your time…?
a)a waste of time
b)a fulfilling activity
c)something you have never considered
4-Is marching or signing petitions for pressure groups/political parties is, in your opinion,…
a)utopian b)a nuisance c)sometimes necessary
5-When the government/IMF increase inequality with their policies, do you…?
a)hope it doesn´t affect you
b)hope it doesn´t affect you, your family and friends
c)fight in some way
6-Do you believe that films/books/music and other cultural artifacts should…?
a)describe the increasing poverty of our times but without showing causes and solutions
b)be unrelated to the social and political situation
c)inspire political change
7-When you consume fashion/food/travel, do you…?
a)look for organic, fair trade and environment-friendly products
b)choose the cheapest even if it comes from child slaves and savage exploitation
c)think about taste and personal preference ignoring carbon costs and human suffering
8-If someone asked you about your ideals, would you prioritise…?
a)beauty, comfort and status
b)health, wealth and wisdom
c)justice and equality
Your score as an egalitarian:
EGALITARIAN:1a,2c,3b,4c,5c,6c,7a and 8c. Another, better, world is possible if more people start thinking and acting like you.
CAPITALIST: 1b,2a,3a,5a,6b,7c and 8a. You inhabit a perfect world, at least while you are young, healthy and financially OK.
HALFWAY HOUSE:If you have 4 or more “egalitarian” answers, you are aware that there is some work to do.