• WE HEAR A LOT ABOUT THE CLASH OF CIVILIZATIONS CURRENTLY RAGING, YET WHAT IS A CIVILIZATION ANYWAY, AND DO WE HAVE ONE OURSELVES, COMPARED BOTH WITH THE ONES WITH WHOM WE ARE CLASHING AND WITH THE GREAT VANISHED ONES OF THE PAST? THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS ARE DESIGNED TO REVEAL WHETHER THE PERSON BEING TESTED CAN REASONABLY CLAIM TO BE A MEMBER OF A CIVILIZATION OR NOT, AND THEY ARE RATED IN THREE CATEGORIES: WISDOM, POLITICS AND SOCIAL EQUITY. IF YOU DO NOT KNOW WHAT THESE TERMS MEAN, YOU HAVE ALREADY FAILED THE TEST FOR CIVILIZATION. IT IS IMPORTANT TO BEAR IN MIND THAT DECISIONS LACKING IN WISDOM OR SOCIAL EQUITY ARE FREQUENTLY GOOD POLITICALLY, SO DO NOT TRY TO DISCERN THE RIGHT ANSWER, MERELY ANSWER ACCORDING TO YOUR OWN VIEWS.