Everyone Has a 1920s Job That Matches Their Personality — Here's Yours!

HISTORY

Zoe Samuel

5 Min Quiz

Is English your first language?

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Can you talk for long periods of time without a break?

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How elite is your education?

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How ideological are you?

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How sturdy are your hands?

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How dexterous are you?

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How good is your memory?

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How persuasive are you?

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Do you mind working long hours for little pay?

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How soothing is your voice?

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Are you willing to be evil?

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Are you a man or woman of the people?

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Do you keep mostly to people from your home culture?

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Do you like to work in a busy atmosphere?

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Do you mind having to wear a suit to work?

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Do you have anything against being arrested on the job?

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How close are you to your family?

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Would your family object to you having a nontraditional career?

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How likely are you to do what is expected of you by your parents?

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Are you willing to defy society?

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How much hustle do you have?

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Are you willing to learn new things?

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How corruptible are you?

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Are you willing to loose a battle to win a war?

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How spartan a lifestyle are you willing to live?

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Do you mind if your work colleagues are more or less all of your social circle?

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How hard drinking are you?

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How much do you smoke?

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Do you mind working in unsafe conditions?

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Are you personable?

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About This Quiz

The 1920s were initially a time of great optimism: the world had beaten itself half to death during what they then called The Great War, and at first, people were still quite shell-shocked. However, by the time 1920 itself rolled around, people were all sure that such a thing could never happen again. This led to a complacency that opened a great many doors to trouble, as well as an optimism and a sense of possibility that led to a led to some of the most significant innovations in human history. As monarchy's last hurrah was broken through much of the world, and major empires collapsed, both angels and demons were unleashed: environmentalism, feminism, civil rights and gay rights, socialism, communism, anarchism, and of course, the ideology that would shape the 1930s and '40s all too much; fascism. Meanwhile, the stock market was surging, rules were being broken, and a staggeringly corrupt president was in charge with a cabinet populated by wealthy businessmen.

Come 1929 and the Wall Street Crash and the Dust Bowl; everyone realized too late that apparently, the party was always going to have to end. However, it was fun while it lasted. What would you have done while you were there?

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