Quiz: Can We Guess Your Generation Based on Your Life Skills?
Can We Guess Your Generation Based on Your Life Skills?
By: Emily Maggrett
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About This Quiz

Each era requires different life skills. For instance, if you were a child during the Great Depression, you learned how to grow your own food, preserve your own vegetables and do your own home repairs. On the other hand, if you were a child during the '80s, it was more important that you learn how to type, multi-task and stick to a complicated schedule. 

In this quiz, we're going to ask you about your adeptness at various tasks, such as talking on the phone, uninstalling apps and sewing on buttons. If you answer honestly, we wager that we'll be able to pinpoint the exact generation you come from. That's because, as they came of age, baby boomers, the Silent Generation, millennials and Gen Xers all had to develop quite divergent skill sets. Whether you call it "adulting" or "just plain common sense," these are the abilities that make you feel like a grown-up! As you answer these questions, don't be ashamed of what you don't know. The truth is, this is an opportunity; the generations have a lot to teach one another. A gap in your knowledge can be a wonderful excuse to call a much older or much younger relative and ask for their help. It might just draw you closer together!

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