Could You Make it Through Another Great Depression?

By: Teresa M.
Estimated Completion Time
5 min
Could You Make it Through Another Great Depression?
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About This Quiz

Do you have the savvy, penny-pinching knowledge to get you through another Great Depression? Take the quiz to see how well you would pull yourself through rough times!
Do you have a green thumb?
I plant a garden every year.
I have grown a few things.
I really should try to garden more.
I have zero green thumbs.

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How often do you put money in your savings account?
I try to put money in every week.
I put money in savings when I have some left over.
I put a couple dollars in every month.
I don't have a savings account yet.

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What kind of preserved food do you eat most often?
I can my own vegetables.
I like pickles a lot.
I love beef jerky.
I prefer fresh food.

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Could you whip up a dish from the current contents of your cupboard?
I could make a feast.
I could make a substantial meal.
I could make rice and beans.
Cat food doesn't smell too bad, I guess.

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How do you try to save money?
I clip coupons.
I comparison shop.
I look for clearance racks.
I skip my morning coffee sometimes.

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Would you best friend say you are frugal?
My best friend would say I'm cheap!
They would say I'm a bargain hunter.
They would say I'm not the most frugal amongst us.
The would say I could tighten my wallet more.

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Do you splurge on yourself a lot?
I very rarely splurge on anyone.
I splurge once in a while.
My weekly splurge gets me through.
If I see something I want, I get it.

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Which item are you most likely to donate to charity?
I donate my time.
I donate clothing.
I donate old furniture.
I donate money.

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How would you heat your home without electricity?
I would use the fireplace.
My home has natural gas.
I would cook a lot.
I would make some of those flowerpot burners.

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Do you know how to dress in layers?
I dress in layers all the time.
Layering is necessary where I live.
It's too hot to layer clothing here.
I tend to wear light clothing.

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If you really needed extra money fast, what would you do?
I would get a roommate.
I would withdraw from savings.
I would have to do without.
I would ask my mom.

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What do you do with leftovers?
I freeze what I can.
I eat them the next day.
I feed them to the dog.
After a few weeks in the fridge, I usually end up throwing them out.

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Where are you most likely to go on vacation?
I like going to state parks.
I like going to the beach.
I like visiting other countries.
I'm too broke to go on vacation.

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Do you recycle a lot?
I try to reuse before I recycle.
I recycle every week.
I should recycle more.
I don't recycle.

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Could you make your own candles?
I love making candles.
You can make candles with olive oil and rope.
No, but I have tons of old candles.
I couldn't make them, but I would stock up on them.

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How would you stop a draft coming from a window?
I would use my magic caulk gun.
I would use old clothing and duct tape.
I would put plastic over it.
I would get a new window.

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How would you try to save gasoline?
I would walk to work.
I would carpool.
I would make the fewest number of trips I can.
I wouldn't worry too much about it.

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Do you take good care of yourself?
I workout every day.
I eat well.
I workout once in a while.
My life is so hectic, I'm behind in that department.

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Do you collect anything valuable?
I have a couple of collections.
I have a collection.
I have a couple of toys that are valuable to me.
I don't collect anything but missing socks.

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Could you eliminate meat from your diet?
I don't eat meat.
I could do it.
I could eat less meat.
No way.

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Would you ever raise your own chickens?
Raising chickens is a great idea!
I have had chickens.
I'm not the farmer type.
I would do better with a larger animal.

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How stocked would you consider your pantry?
It's ready for doomsday.
It's fairly full.
I could use a few staples.
I don't have a pantry.

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Would you say you are resourceful?
I am resourceful like MacGyver.
I'm good at souring the things I need.
I am somewhat resourceful.
I have my moments.

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What would you do with an extra room in your home?
I would block it off to avoid heating it.
I would turn it into an office.
I would rent it out.
I would make a crafting room.

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How would you repair ripped jeans?
I would patch them.
I would wear them with holes.
I would make shorts out of them.
I would just throw them out.

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Which kitchen appliance could you give up?
My coffeemaker.
My dishwasher.
My oven.
My microwave.

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Do you try to conserve water?
I always turn off the water when I'm brushing my teeth.
I use a filter pitcher.
I take short showers.
I never water the lawn.

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How do you deal with stress?
I keep calm and carry on.
I meditate.
I power through it.
I let it all out.

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What pantry staple do you have the most of?
Cooking oil.
Flour.
Rice.
Canned green beans.

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Have you ever made your own bread?
I make bread all the time.
I can make biscuits.
I can make tortillas.
I've never tried it.

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