1. If you were to die this evening with no opportunity to communicate with anyone, what would you most regret not having told someone? That there is . . . another . . . Sky . . . walker . . .
2. If a new medicine were developed that would cure arthritis but cause a fatal reaction in 1 percent of those who took it, would you want it to be released to the public? And it would cure 99% of those who took it? Yes.
3. If you were able to live to the age of 90 and retain either the body or the mind of a 30-year-old for the last 60 years of your life, which would you want? Body. Being 90 doesn't mean you're an idiot. On the other hand, I don't know what my body will look like at 30.
4. If at birth you could select the profession your child would eventually pursue, would you do so? No, that would be pointless. It's not like it would be a job I would have to do.
5. If you knew there would be a nuclear war in one week, what would do? (you can't stop it): Dames.
6. Would you accept twenty years of extraordinary happiness and fulfillment if it meant you had to die at the end of the period? No. I might find fulfilment without such a bargain, and it would be more fulfilling that way.
7. If the person you were engaged to marry had an accident and became a paraplegic, would you go through with the marriage or back out of it? Apart from the question of my moral character, I'm much too stubborn to back out of that sort of thing.
8. Someone very close to you is in pain, paralyzed, and will die in a month. They beg you to give them poison so they that they can die. Would you? What if it was your father? Yes.
9. Given the choice of anyone in the world, who would you want as your dinner guest? as a close friend? as a lover? Coco the gorilla, Sylvia Plath, and Cleopatra.
10. What is the worst psychological torture you can imagine suffering? (it cannot involve any physical harm to you) Hmm. Beholding Nyarlathotep. Or maybe what Joan Fontaine's character went through in Suspicion.
11. You and a person you love deeply are placed in separate rooms with a button next to each of you. You know that you will both be killed unless one of you presses the button before 60 minutes pass; furthermore, the first to press the button will save the other person, but will immediately be killed. What do you think you would do? Push the button.
12. Would you be willing to go to a slaughter house and kill a cow? Do you eat meat? Yes and no. I'm a vegetarian, but I think killing a cow would be an interesting experience.
13. For $20,000 would you go for 3 months without washing, brushing your teeth, and using deodorant? Assume you could not explain your reasons to anyone, and there would be no long-term effect on your career. (you are not choosing one, you would have to go without all three) I'd do it!
14. Which of these restrictions could you best tolerate: leaving the country permanently or never leaving the state in which you now live? Leaving the country permanently.
15. If you could choose the sex and physical appearance of your soon-to-be-born child, would you do it? Yes. That would be fun.
16. Would you be willing to decrease your life expectancy by 5 years if you could become extremely attractive? No. It usually seems extremely attractive people are surrounded mostly by the assholes pushy enough to get past all the other admirers.
17. If your friends and acquaintances were willing to bluntly tell you what they really think of you, would you want them to? Only if it was something I needed to hear.
18. Would it disturb you much if, upon your death, your body were simply thrown into the woods and left to rot? Not in the slightest.
19. Would you like to know the precise date of your death? Yes.
20. Would you be willing to give up all television for the next 5 years if it would induce for someone to provide for 1,000 starving children in Indonesia? Something like that, yes.