What Ancient Country Should You Rule?

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By: Emily Maggrett

5 Min Quiz

Which style of architecture appeals to you most?

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What kind of natural settings do you find the most beautiful?

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Are you comfortable in the sun?

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Of the following values, which one is the most important to you?

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If you were a political leader, what would be your greatest goal?

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Which of these leadership quotes resonates most with you?

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Do you think that societies should provide resources to their most destitute members?

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Do you believe the ends justify the means?

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If you had your own kingdom, what would be your country's symbol?

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What would your greatest scholars study?

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What kind of textiles do you like to wear?

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Do you think that every country should have a strong diplomatic strategy?

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Of the following political figures, which one do you admire the most?

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What's your favorite style of art?

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How do you typically deal with conflicts?

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Of the following movies, which one do you find the most fascinating?

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What's your moral alignment?

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If you ran an ancient kingdom, how often would you have festivals?

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Would you rather have a strong navy or a strong military?

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As a ruler, what would be your greatest challenge?

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Would you rather rule over an urban country or a rural country?

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How would you want your palace to look?

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What kind of music do you like?

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Are you an environmentalist?

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Would you be a despot, or would you have a council of advisors?

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Do you believe in capitalism?

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Would you rather rule a kingdom that focused on artistic innovation or scientific innovation?

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Do you think that empires should be constantly striving to expand?

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What's your greatest weakness?

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What's your favorite food?

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About This Quiz

In a past life, were you an ordinary citizen or were you a powerful emperor? Did you have everyday troubles, such as a lack of money or a bad back, or was every week of your life filled with palace intrigues, conflicts with foreign diplomats and terrifying peasant revolts? At night, did you sleep on a bed of straw, or did you recline on a feather-stuffed mattress, tossing and turning on silk sheets while your servants fanned you with palm leaves?

If you're anything like us, you probably prefer to imagine that the latter story is true. After all, it would be no fun to hear from a psychic that you were an accountant in a past life. Like us, you'd rather fantasize about being a famous philosopher, a talented poet or a much-feared king. Well, here's the good news: we can help you with that last scenario! Because this quiz is all about which ancient kingdom you might have ruled in another incarnation. 

We're going to ask you about your leadership philosophy, favorite food and political stances. By the end of the quiz, we'll be able to match your personality to a long-gone empire. Are you ready to find out which country of antiquity you would have thrived in? Let's get quizzing!

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