In Season 1, Episode 8 of The Good Place, Michael asks Eleanor a bunch of questions to see if she is worthy of being in the Good Place, with the implication that negative answers send you to the Bad Place. However, since at the end of Season 1 we find out that Eleanor, Chidi, Tahani and Jason are actually in the Bad Place, are any of those questions actually valid?
Handful of questions designed to tell whether you are fundamentally good or bad.
Question number one:
Did you ever commit a serious crime, such as murder, sexual harassment, arson, or otherwise?
Did you ever have a vanity license plate, like "MAMASBMW," "LEXUS4LIZ," or "BOOBGUY"?
Did you ever reheat fish in an office microwave?
Have you ever paid money to hear music performed by California funk rock band "The Red Hot Chili Peppers"?
Did you ever take off your shoes and socks on a commercial airline?
It seems plausible that they could be, given that as a Bad Place demon, Michael should know why people have been sent to the Bad Place in the past. But equally, as a Bad Place demon, Michael could easily just be making them up.
Is there any confirmation, either in-universe or out-of-universe as to which option is correct?