Israel had a problem with two wrong answers!
1 Samuel 8:4-7
Then all the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at Ramah; and they said to him, "Behold, you have grown old, and your sons do not walk in your ways. Now appoint a king for us to judge us like all the nations." But the thing was displeasing in the sight of Samuel when they said, "Give us a king to judge us." And Samuel prayed to the LORD. The LORD said to Samuel, "Listen to the voice of the people in regard to all that they say to you, for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected Me from being king over them."
Your problem may be a wonderful opportunity from God. Your problem is God's hand pushing you toward Himself!
Israel had a problem. Samuel was the best ruler of Israel. But his sons were not good. Who would be the next ruler? There was no answer to Israel's problem in leadership unless they copied the neighboring nations. The neighbors were godless but their system worked. Israel's system was godly, but it did not work. What should they do?
They forgot God.
In school, one of the bad things teachers do is to show you a problem and give you a choice of two wrong answers. Example: Some lady is in a prison camp and she has a child who is dying without her. She has two choices. She can let the child die or she can behave immorally and the guard will release her. Which should she pick? It is a choice between two evils, just like Israel's choice.
Both your school problem and Israel's leave God out of the answer! In fact the school assignment tries to leave God out on purpose. Your school is trying to bully you and embarrass you about your God. It is okay to stand up for God in your school.
Israel and your school make two mistakes.
Number one: They believe that death is the end of all things. Christians believe the shortest part of our life is lived before resurrection, so we can refuse release from our problem now and wait for resurrection to solve the problem. Death is not the end. Trust in God (faith) teaches our hearts to expect most our good things after death not before.
Women received back their dead by resurrection; and others were tortured, not accepting their release, so that they might obtain a better resurrection; and others experienced mockings and scourgings, yes, also chains and imprisonment. They were stoned, they were sawn in two, they were tempted, they were put to death with the sword; they went about in sheepskins, in goatskins, being destitute, afflicted, ill-treated (men of whom the world was not worthy), wandering in deserts and mountains and caves and holes in the ground. And all these, having gained approval through their faith, did not receive what was promised.
Number two: They do not believe that God will act supernaturally for His children. For Israel and for the school test, God is left out of the answer. The correct answer is C. It is not A or B. C is wait on God. Daniel's friends believed that God could supernaturally help them, and they waited on Him for help. If He did help, they would live. If He did not help, they would die. But death was not an issue. Obedience was the issue. Belief in the resurrection was the issue. Death is not a dead end for a believer in Jesus Christ.
"If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the furnace of blazing fire; and He will deliver us out of your hand, O king. But even if He does not, let it be known to you, O king, that we are not going to serve your gods or worship the golden image that you have set up."
For me to live is Christ.