Spend a Day as a 1950s Housewife and We’ll Guess Your College Major

By: Jennifer Post

Spend a Day as a 1950s Housewife and We’ll Guess Your College Major
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About This Quiz

Just reading about being a housewife in the 1950s is exhausting, let alone living it. Not only did you have to take care of the kids, but you also had to take care of the house, keep up a social life, cook, keep in shape, and keep your husband and kids happy. Forget about sick days. Sad to say, but you were still expected to do everything a healthy wife would do even when you're sick. Honestly, moms in the current day and age still do that, but the stigma around the 1950s lifestyle has dissipated.

The personality traits of someone who was a successful 1950s housewife can line up perfectly with the type of major they would have chosen if given the opportunity. The way they care for their children and husband, the food they make, the way they dress, etc., all give insight into who they are as a person outside of being a wife and mother.

Certain majors require special character traits. Not just anyone can be an elementary school teacher or a police officer. There is a level of patience, caring, and firm-handedness that goes into those careers, and so many others. Make your 1950s housewife choices, and we'll see if we can guess your college major!

How patient are you?
Very patient
Depends on the situation
Externally, very patient. Internally, dying.
Patience is not a virtue I possess.

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What time do you wake up?
5 a.m.
6 a.m.
8 a.m.
9 a.m.

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What breakfast would you prepare for your family?
Eggs and fruit
Vegetable omelets and whole grain toast topped with avocado
Bagels with different spreads and orange juice
Just toast

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Do you like to pack lunch?
It's a huge money saver.
I usually just get something at work.
I try to most days.
I usually don't have time for lunch.

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How do you feel about tennis lessons?
Tennis is a really good workout!
I'm all for it.
Is the instructor cute?
It would be a nice stress reliever.

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Are you good at making cocktails?
I'm good at pouring wine.
I make a mean Manhattan.
Whatever you want, I can do it!
No, that's what I go to the bar for.

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How are your ironing skills?
I prefer steaming clothes to ironing.
Pretty darn good.
I'd say pretty close to perfect.
I can do easy clothing items like t-shirts.

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How many kids do you want?
As many as my body will let me have
One or two
I think three. Lord help me.
Definitely only one

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Carpet or hardwood floors?
Carpet is cozier.
Hardwood floors are easier to clean.
Hardwood floors in the living area, carpet in the bedrooms
Hardwood floors, hands down

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Do you like to drive?
I do it, but I could live without it.
I like being driven around.
I like when my SO drives.
I actually really enjoy it.

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Do you like wearing pajamas?
I'd wear them all day if I could.
Who doesn't?!
I prefer something a little more put together.
Yeah, when I'm sleeping.

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Do you have solid time management skills?
Yes, but sometimes the unexpected happens and throws me off.
It's the only thing that keeps me sane.
I do, but I don't use them all the time.
There are other things that control my life besides being on time.

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Do you see your friends a lot?
Mid-week shopping or manicures are the best.
Not a lot, but I make time.
I try to! We try to do lunch every Saturday.
Usually for happy hour

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Do you get a lot of time to yourself?
Maybe one day a week
Rarely
It's important to me to work that into my schedule.
Not even a little bit

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How do you like your iced tea?
Just black
With lemon and sugar
With lemon
Vietnamese style

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Who let the dogs out?
Who?
Woof!
I did.
Larry Gergich

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How do you feel about savory gelatin molds?
Not very positively
I can make them, but I don't know why anyone would.
Not great, but if someone wants it, I'll do it.
Gelatin belongs in dessert.

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Are you flirtatious?
I'm personable and sometimes that gets confused with flirting.
When I like someone
In my personal life yes, but never on the job
I'm a schmoozer.

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How often do you color your hair?
Every month
When I can find time, maybe twice a year
Every six weeks with root touch-ups in between
I go au naturel.

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Do you enjoy shopping?
Oh yes!
For certain things
Love it. I go way too often.
I don't love it, but I don't hate it.

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Do you have any special talents?
Hula hooping
Tambourine
Piano playing
Tap dancing

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What color would you paint the walls in your home?
Olive green
Mustard yellow
Faded orange
Tan

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How do you like to unwind in the evening?
Curling up and watching TV
A cocktail and a good book
Having a barbecue with a couple of friends
Making dinner

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Do you have to answer to anyone?
No one but myself
People answer to me.
Not yet, but I wouldn't mind it
My parents still get on me a lot for stuff.

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Do you like wearing makeup?
I do, but I don't do it often enough.
Not really. Plus my job doesn't really call for it.
I love it! It makes me feel put together and presentable.
I like wearing it, but I'm not super talented at putting it on.

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Do you like going to dinner parties?
I really do actually.
I don't hate it.
I live for dinner parties.
Only when certain people are throwing them on certain days

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Do you like hosting dinner parties?
Nah, I prefer attending them.
Yes, because I can control all of the food.
Throwing parties is one of my passions.
Not so much dinner parties as snack parties

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Do you handle not getting what you want well?
I'm used to it so, yeah.
Depends what it is!
On the outside, yes
I can get pouty.

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What time do you like to go to bed?
7 p.m.
3 a.m.
Whenever my SO goes to bed
Whenever I am tired, usually around 10 p.m.

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Are you forgetful?
I make a lot of notes so I don't forget things.
I tend to forget like, really simple things.
By nature, yes. I have to work on not being forgetful.
I have a pretty sharp mind.

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