Which Type of Engine Are You?

By: Zoe Samuel
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About This Quiz

Once upon a time, large human endeavors required massive amounts of human laborers. Would you like to build a pyramid? You'll need a few thousand slaves. Digging a canal, are we? You'll need a few thousand cheap laborers. The industrial revolution changed all of that.

Since the invention of the motor, humanity's ability to create has been turbocharged. The engine has freed billions of people from manual labor and dangerous jobs that would otherwise injure or kill them. Engines have meant we can easily and cheaply transport goods and people from one end of the planet to the other. Engines have allowed everything from sports like Formula One and NASCAR to tools used in sculpture, like drills and chainsaws. Engines have given cities the power to move, powering elevators, electric trains, water pumps, and life support machines. The engine, such as it is, has proven itself one of the most important inventions in the history of humankind, rivaling the blade and controlled fire.

Every engine has its own personality of course. Steam locomotives were said to have "moods," and one could argue that even car engines have unique personalities. Even solar power can't escape the brilliance of the engine, as some solar farms use a steam engine to generate electricity. With so many types of engines out there, which one suits your personality? Take this quiz and find out!

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What would be your dream employer?

Given the choice of owning an amazing car that costs a fortune, or going on a vacation for the same budget, which would you prefer?

How do you commute?

What sports do you follow?

What sort of position do you have at work?

What's your number one athletic talent?

What are you responsible for in your job?

What sort of education do you have?

How tech savvy are you?

What is your favorite movie genre?

Which of these cars is your dream machine?

What's your ideal vacation destination?

Which of these best describes your best friend?

What can't you leave home without?

What are you most likely to sing in the shower?

What writing instrument do you prefer?

How do you get the news?

How many people do you live with?

How do you stay in shape?

What is your main hobby?

What car would you consider as a daily driver?

What kind of technology gets you excited?

How do you improve your skills?

Which of these ailments is closest to something you experience?

How well off are you?

Which of these would you prefer to have for your dinner?

Where would you like to live for a year?

What's your dream job?

How often do you see your physician for checkups?

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