Quiz: What Would Your 1940s Job Be?
What Would Your 1940s Job Be?
By: Zoe Samuel
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About This Quiz

The 1940s were a time of opportunity for women to break out of the "traditional" roles such as nursing, secretarial or teaching careers. That's because women were needed to fill the roles of millions of men who joined the armed forces to fight in World War II.

Suddenly women could be bank tellers, store owners and even aircraft mechanics. Factories needed more workers and the country needed more hands to help the war effort. And even those women whose husbands ran the family farm now suddenly found themselves driving tractors and trucks to keep the farm running. This phenomenon of getting women into the work force was symbolized by the iconic cartoon character "Rosie the Riveter."

Whether you could imagine your skill set being used in the medical field or the advertising industry, this quiz will help you see yourself in the 1940s entering the work world. You'll be asked a series of questions about your outlook on life, your likes, dislikes and your social interactions. Your answers will help us match you with the futuristic vision or propaganda insight you might bring to the pre- through post- World War II era. Take the quiz now and see how you would drive the country with your hard work. 

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