Discover Your 1920s Job

Zoe Samuel

Is daylight the best disinfectant?

Have you ever gone to Las Vegas specifically to gamble?

Do you have any unusual talents?

Would you avoid running over a cute animal if you were driving, and in a rush?

What's the most important thing in your life?

Who is the most important person in your life?

How do you show off to friends?

Do you care about having a home?

Do you like to live dangerously?

Do you mind making enemies?

Where would you most want to reside in the 1920s?

How important is respectability to you?

What are laws for?

What is the most important thing learned in school?

Are you good with numbers?

Can you be easily understood anywhere in the USA?

Do you mind associating with some unsavory characters?

Are you willing to sacrifice something for the good of society?

How do you think you're special?

Do you want a job that is a lot of work but a lot of fun?

How competitive are you?

Does anyone deserve special consideration?

Where do you think you're going to be five years from now?

Is your life right now what you would like to have forever?

Are you willing to hurt other people to make money?

Who wouldn't you pick a fight with?

How optimistic are you, generally speaking?

What famous person from the early 1900s would you love to have dinner with?

What would you likely do when the stock market crashed?

What job do you think you'd have in the 1930s?

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About This Quiz

The 1920s was a decade unlike any other. It began with prohibition and ended with the worst stock market crash in American history, one so cataclysmic that it reverberated around the world. Between 1920 and 1929, America rode an ever-ascending stock market, America drank alcohol of questionable origin, and America spawned its most famous organized crime syndicates.

The 1920s gave birth to stories like "The Great Gatsby," to a golden age for American jazz, and it planted the seeds of the destruction of the economy. When the stock markets crashed in 1929, it resulted in the first hard look at financial regulations around stock trading, giving us many of our modern day finance laws.

Perhaps most strikingly, the 1920s was the last decade before America developed a social safety net. If one lost one's job, there was no unemployment insurance, no welfare, no public housing waiting to take one in. The nation believed it had pulled itself up by its bootstraps, not realizing that it had long since run off the cliff, and was about to fall.

We will take you back in time, back to the 1920s, where you will be forced to consider what job you'd be best for. Answer honestly, and you will learn what your 1920s job should be.

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