Which Ancient City Should You Live In?

WORLD

Zoe Samuel

5 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

If you want to find a place to live, there are many things to consider. People move house for career reasons, for family reasons and for budgetary reasons. Some people live with roommates, romantic partners, parents or all of the above. Some people prefer to live with other people like them, either politically, ethnically, religiously or otherwise. All of these needs are fairly easy to navigate in the modern world because we have some idea of where one would live for any of these reasons. If you're a techie, you might live near San Francisco (But not in it! I mean, are you made of money?!). If you are in finance, you would likely live in New York City. Fashion? Paris, or Milan. Politics? Washington D.C., Brussels or London.

What if you were to live in the ancient world? What ancient city would suit you? Since we've already narrowed the search to cities, that further narrows your reasons for the move, so we can now say you are moving as an urbanite of some stripe. Well, don't worry. We have come up with a way of translating the normal needs of your average city dweller into a form that will tell us which ancient city you would thrive in. Our real estate experts have gone back in time at great expense (the machine runs on bars of gold) to survey the ancient world for the best places to live, and now we can help you find your ancient urban pad!

Are you planning on living with any family?

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Do you plan on having roommates?

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Will you be living with a spouse or romantic partner?

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Do you work from home?

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Are you moving for career reasons?

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Do you need particularly fast internet?

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How interested in fashion are you?

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How important is theater to you?

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What industry are you in?

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What sort of job do you have?

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Are you particularly interested in continuing your education?

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Do you like to be involved in politics?

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What unique resource would you like to have access to?

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How much do you mind if the government has a lot of say in your life?

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How much do you mind living in a religious community?

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How much do mind living on the edge of civilization?

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How much do mind the occasional man-made disaster?

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How important are crime statistics to you?

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How much do you insist that property values only go up?

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How much do want to live in an apartment complex?

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Do you lean toward renting or owning?

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How much do you mind living in something of a "second city"?

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How much do mind a citywide curfew?

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What kind of local history do you prefer?

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How important is religious diversity to you?

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What out-of-town activities do you enjoy?

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What kind of food do you prefer?

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How much do you worry about the effects of climate change?

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How important is civic infrastructure to you?

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How big of a change are you looking to make?

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