A quiz, taken from a Pageant Magazine, from 1948:
Here are eight questions. Under each one, simply put a check mark opposite the answer that tells the truth about yourself.
(a) I think kissing is all right.
1. After the first evening with a date.
2. When I am sure that he is a regular fellow.
3. When I really love him.
4. When he is engaged to me.
(b) It is all right to go on an overnight trip with a boy:
1. Sure, why not?
2. If we trust each other.
3. If others are along.
(c) It is all right to date other boys even if I am engaged
1. Why shouldn't I?
2. I ought to keep meeting other boys.
3. Only if I'm not sure of my fiance.
(d) A married woman should not be forgiven if she is unfaithful:
1. That's old-fashioned; she has as much right as a man.
2. Sometimes she can't help it.
3. It is a serious offense.
4. She simply shouldn't be unfaithful.
(e) Would you permit yourself to be picked up?
2. If I felt like it, yes.
3. Only if the man is not alone.
4. Not at all.
(f) Would you go to a man's apartment?
1. Why not?
2. If I felt like it.
3. Only if I knew him very well.
(g) Would you go out with a married man?
1. I don't see why not.
2. If he particularly appealed to me.
3. Only under special circumstances.
(h) Would you accept a gift of money from a man?
1. Yes, if he can afford it.
2. If he really wants to help out.
3. Only if I need it desperately.
The scores on each point run from 1 to 4. Since there are eight questions, the highest score you can get is 32, the lowest 8. If your score is from 26 to 32, you may consider yourself extremely moral -- or else overinhibited. The best score therefore would really be from 23 to 25, showing just enough restraint mixed with courageous feelings about moral questions.
A score from 14 to 21 will reflect a girl liberal in views, but not necessarily bad. A score from 8 to 13 reflects a girl who needs stricter moral codes.
I got a 23.