Do You Belong in the Past?

By: Ian Fortey
Estimated Completion Time
4 min
Do You Belong in the Past?
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About This Quiz

In some ways, history is the most fascinating field of study in the world. It's the true story of us, of mankind, and where we've been in life.  To learn of the way the world worked in the past is endlessly fascinating.  From where we sit in the present with a connected world and incredible technology, the ability to look back into generations past is almost like viewing a completely different world. Even trying to comprehend the world people lived in hundreds and thousands of years ago is a heck of a thought exercise. But it does make you wonder sometimes if maybe you were born in the right period of time.

Sometimes it just seems like you were made for another time, doesn't it? Like maybe you need to be in the past because things would have just worked so much better for you.  Your tastes and your whole personality seem a little detached from this generation, but very much in line with what you expect would have worked in another age. If you're not 100% sure, fear not!  All you need to do is answer a few questions for us in this here quiz and we'll let you know for sure whether or not you were born in the right age or if you belong in the past!

How do you like to cook up a meal when you're feeling a little peckish?
In the oven
Over a fire
In the microwave
Let's just eat it raw, how about?

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What kind of car do you dream of owning one day?
Prius
Porsche Spyder
Tesla
A horse

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What do you think is the best entree to have for dinner?
Burgers
Rack of Lamb
Soylent Green
Roots and grains

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What kind of fabric do you think is the best for clothing?
Cotton
Wool
Smart Textiles
Fur

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What kind of fruit are you going to reach for when you need a snack?
Strawberries
Apple
Dragonfruit
Berries

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If you need to get your groove on, how do you listen to music?
Spotify
Records
I'll stream it on my Google Home.
I'll just hum my own tune.

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What's your opinion on smart appliances?
I mean, I have an Alexa.
I have a toaster, does that count?
My whole house is connected right now.
I don't trust them at all.

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What seems like a great vacation destination to you?
New York
England
Tokyo
Egypt

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What's your favorite kind of movie?
Action
Western
Sci-fi
I enjoy a comedy. Or a tragedy.

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If you were going to go on a long journey, how would you like to travel?
By plane
By ship
Did Elon Musk finish that tunnel thing yet?
Walk

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Which one of these musicians is your favorite?
Post Malone
Elvis
Momoland
Beethoven

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What's your favorite social media right now?
Twitter
Facebook
Snapchat
Social media? I just talk to people in person.

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What do you like to do on a Friday night when you have nothing planned?
Netflix
Read
I might stream some games.
I might gather with friends.

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What do you think is a good way to invest your money?
I invest in the market.
I keep my money in the mattress.
There are some promising cryptocurrencies out there.
Precious stones

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What do you need to remember to bring with you all the time when you leave the house?
I need my wallet.
Can't get far without my keys.
My phone, of course
I need a cloak and boots.

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When you want to relax and watch a movie, where are you?
I watch movies in my living room.
I like the theater experience.
I can watch a movie anywhere.
I really prefer to read.

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What would you say is your greatest fear in this world?
Unemployment
Plague
A robot uprising
Vampires

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When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
An actor.
A land owner.
A Mars colonist.
A hunter.

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What would be your ideal retirement?
Just enough money to buy a house someplace warm.
Passing on the family business to my kids.
Man, is retirement even an option?
I'll work until I can't.

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What's mankind's greatest technological innovation?
Computers are the greatest invention ever.
Has to be the printing press
I think Artificial Intelligence is going to change the world.
You have to appreciate how impressive the wheel is.

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Who was the greatest president in the history of America?
JFK
Abraham Lincoln
Barack Obama
Let's talk about which pharaoh was best!

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What's your favorite kind of cookie?
Oreo
Ginger Snaps
I had some white chocolate macadamia nut cookies that were pretty good once.
Oatmeal

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If you're out on the town and see someone you think looks attractive, how much you approach them?
I'll just say hello and start chatting.
I'd buy them a drink.
Is there, like, an app for that?
I shall begin the process of courting with an introduction.

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What feature do you look for the most when you're shopping for a new car?
I need a seat warmer.
You have to have an automatic transmission.
I like that navigation system.
A radio

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What kind of sci-fi technology do you never expect to see in your lifetime?
I'm never getting a flying car.
I want jetpacks, but it looks unlikely.
I want to see a habitat on Mars, but that's a ways off.
Robots!

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What's the most refreshing beverage you can enjoy on a hot day?
Bottled water
Lemonade
A smoothie
Water

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What's the coolest pet you could possibly have?
A ball python is pretty awesome.
Everyone loves a dog.
Giant African land snails are great.
I like cats.

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What's your favorite fast food restaurant?
Taco Bell
White Castle
Jollibee
Bob's Big Boy

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If you were musically inclined, which one of these instruments would you most like to play?
Guitar
Piano
I'd just mix some sounds on my computer.
Violin

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If you had access to a time machine, where and when would you go?
Maybe the '80s
The Dark Ages, for sure
I want to see 10 years from now.
I'd love to see how life started!

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