What's Your 1923 Job?

HISTORY

Zoe Samuel

5 Min Quiz

What was the highest educational degree you achieved?

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Are you a member of any secret societies?

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Would you consider skydiving?

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How steady are your hands?

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How hard working are you?

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How ruthless are you?

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Are you good with animals?

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Are you an artist?

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Do you mind filth?

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How many languages do you speak?

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Do you mind working outside every day?

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Do you work well on your own?

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Do you mind if everyone looks down on you?

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Are you suspicious of kindness?

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How leathery is your skin?

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Are you a good salesman?

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Are you a good gossip?

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Can you throw your weight around?

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Are you a tenderfoot?

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Do you keep up with the latest in fashion?

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Can you pass time easily?

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Are you willing to make enemies?

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Are you okay with loud noises dominating your working day?

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Are you willing to work long hours?

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Do you mind living paycheck to paycheck?

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Are you good at striking up alliances?

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How quick are you reactions?

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Are you good with technology?

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How friendly are you?

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Which of these is closest to your real world job?

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About This Quiz

The Roaring Twenties were a time of innovation, of rapid change, of recovery from the horrors of World War One. While the economy roared along and inequality grew and grew, the latter-day Robber Barons built vast fortunes while millions of immigrants sailed into Ellis Island every month to join the ranks of the great unwashed who served their every whim. 

Politically, the old order had been swept away by the Great War, and that meant all sorts of new ideas were suddenly on the table: communism, fascism, socialism, anarchism, the nascent Civil Rights movement, and the radical idea - recently enshrined into law to at least some extent - that women are people. People had no idea that the horrors of World War Two were just a few years away, or that the new ideas included a few that were going to lead to some really dark places. It was a time of huge challenges and great opportunities. 

There was no safety net, and if you couldn't work, you didn't eat. That meant for many people, worrying about social change was secondary to worrying about putting bread on the table. Others made a virtue out of necessity and came up with businesses that served the changing needs of the population during this tumultuous time.

How would you have fit into all this? Let's find out!

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