In What Period of Human History Do You Actually Belong?

Artimis Charvet

At what age did you know your true calling?

It's time for an adventure, where are you headed?

How would you spend a day in Paris?

Which slang word would you most likely be caught using?

What would you do if your friend unwittingly got pregnant and wanted to end the pregnancy?

You're walking and see someone shouting for help. What do you do?

When starting out on a new journey what is the best thing to take with you?

Which social media platform do you use most often?

What's the most upsetting thing to see people get bullied over?

Which item do you feel most connected to?

Are you looking for a relationship?

Do you believe in love at first sight?

People say, "Forgive and forget." What do you say?

How important are the opinions of others to you?

What is your opinion on upholding tradition?

How old are you?

How do you define success?

What surprises you?

How do you feel about being the center of attention?

What do you find particularly amusing?

If someone made a movie out of the best parts of your life, what would it be rated?

What clears your head?

Do you believe in magic?

Who are you on an adventure?

Are you generally a happy person?

How do you feel about guns?

What skill do you bring to the table?

How do you behave when things don't go your way?

Are you left or right handed?

Are you willing to accept a challenge?

Explore More Quizzes

Image: Shutterstock

About This Quiz

Some people believe that the arc of human history continues to bend ever more toward justice, and that means that any step backward into the past would inevitably mean living in a time of fewer freedoms, greater poverty and more risk. Others feel that we have already passed our best as a civilization and are doomed to go the way of Rome, meaning that looking backward with nostalgia is wise and comforting, if potentially distressing. Either way, there is much to be learned from our past - whether to avoid reliving it or to simply identify which of its traditions and ideas we should maintain.

That means we ought to look at different periods of human history and at the values and cultural tropes that emerged from them. Where would we fit most comfortably, and what does that tell us about what's missing from our lives now? Do we miss the sense of community of the pre-Industrial era? How about bringing back the openness, creativity and progressive spirit of the Renaissance and the period's willingness to cast off superstition even in the face of an overwhelmingly powerful monarchy and church? What about the optimism and the sense of possibility of the Atomic Age? 

Let's find out which of these matches you best - and in so doing, perhaps shed a little light on what you might want to revive for our own time!

About HowStuffWorks Play

How much do you know about dinosaurs? What is an octane rating? And how do you use a proper noun? Lucky for you, HowStuffWorks Play is here to help. Our award-winning website offers reliable, easy-to-understand explanations about how the world works. From fun quizzes that bring joy to your day, to compelling photography and fascinating lists, HowStuffWorks Play offers something for everyone. Sometimes we explain how stuff works, other times, we ask you, but we’re always exploring in the name of fun! Because learning is fun, so stick with us!