Directions: Read the scenario below and answer the questions that follow.
Scenario: Christopher grew up in a house with one simple rule – always be honest. His parents always said they may get upset and punish him or his siblings if they act up, but being dishonest about anything would lead them to administer a punishment that was three times as harsh. This concept stayed with Christopher throughout most of his life.
Unfortunately, Christopher’s friend Joshua didn’t hold similar values. To him, life was all about getting over. Joshua even took his older sister’s book reports and started selling them to kids at school for $50 a pop. Christopher knew that his school took plagiarism very seriously, but he remained quiet on the subject.
The scam eventually ended when two students turned in the same book report. Neither would admit to cheating, so the principal interviewed everyone in Christopher’s English class. He told the class, “Anyone who plagiarized will automatically fail the course. Anyone who knew about it will be suspended. Anyone who lies during their interview will have their grade lowered and serve detention for a month.”
Christopher had a choice to make: tell the truth and lose his friend or lie and endanger his education. After much thinking, he chose to stick to his morals and tell the principal the truth about the paper scam.