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February 5th, 2010

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Poll #1521612 Small acts

You are assigned the task of doing an act of kindness for someone. The act must cost you no more than 5 dollars, but can cost you time or effort. What will you do, and for whom?

You are in the library, and your task is to check out one book on an educational topic. Which topic would you be most likely to choose?

a book about how to create a handicraft.
8(36.4%)
a book which teaches a computer language.
0(0.0%)
a book about DNA theory
2(9.1%)
a book on home-made kites
8(36.4%)
a book about home-made musical instruments
4(18.2%)

You've been asked to make a cake for a cake walk. Though you are not a cake-walk-expert, you gamely agree. The cake you make that people walk to take is:

a pound cake with a hint of lemon
2(9.1%)
a Boston Creme Pie with a hint of raspberry
2(9.1%)
a carrot cake with a hint of mango in the frosting
7(31.8%)
an Angel Food Cake with a hint of coconut
1(4.5%)
a devil's food chocolate cake with a hint of walnuts
10(45.5%)
a wedding cake with a hint of anise
0(0.0%)

Which of the following would you be least likely to handle well?

chainmail
0(0.0%)
chain letters
7(31.8%)
chainsaw
8(36.4%)
chain link
2(9.1%)
chain reaction
3(13.6%)

You are going on a walk in an area filled with birds. Which one makes you happiest?

a woodpecker
4(18.2%)
a hummingbird
13(59.1%)
a hawk
3(13.6%)
a seagull
1(4.5%)
a crow
1(4.5%)

You inherit an annuity equal to twice your annual monthly needs, on condition that you give half of it away each month to a single charity. What charity among the following choices gets the excess funds?

a charity which makes micro-loans to third world entrepreneurs
0(0.0%)
the friends of the library at your local library
3(13.6%)
a charity which buys materials for schools in economically blighted areas.
7(31.8%)
the local food bank
7(31.8%)
the Nature Conservancy
5(22.7%)

If you could rent any movie you've ever seen, and had the equipment and time to see it, what movie would you rent to see again?

You'd be more apt to take a photograph of:

an abandoned factory
3(13.6%)
an abandoned grain silo
0(0.0%)
an abandoned school
4(18.2%)
an abandoned house
11(50.0%)
an abandoned car
0(0.0%)
an abandoned ship
4(18.2%)

You just adopted a young pet from the animal shelter. What shall you name her?

You are given 50 dollars with which to make an anonymous tip to someone in your life. Which of the following would you be most likely to tip?

a favorite post office employee
1(4.8%)
a favorite waitstaff person at a cafe
15(71.4%)
a favorite donut shop worker
3(14.3%)
a favorite hair care professional
2(9.5%)

Which of the following low-cost finds at the flea market would please you most?

a cool black leather jacket
4(19.0%)
a blue bicycle with 3 speeds
6(28.6%)
a complete World Book Encyclopedia in a recent edition
2(9.5%)
a rock tumbler
9(42.9%)
a silver aluminum tennis racket
0(0.0%)

Which of the following have you done recently?

scanned/digitized family photos to share with friends and relatives
2(10.0%)
written a hand-written note to someone you have not seen in years, about the joys of the past
2(10.0%)
written a letter to the editor of the newspaper about a cause you support?
1(5.0%)
walked in a relaxing place you find particularly congenial?
5(25.0%)
snapped a photo of your closest friend and family to remember this particular moment in time?
9(45.0%)