What Ancient Invention Would You Have Come Up With?
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About This Quiz
Do you ever think about where stuff comes from? Not like, from stores or factories, but where the ideas came from. Someone had to think of and execute on the idea for everything you use and touch that isn't straight from nature. Crazy, right? Some useful things were invented in the 1980s, and some things are being invented as you read this, but a lot of everyday items were invented in ancient times. Some of the earliest inventions were beds, complete with wooden pillows. Thank goodness those have gotten some upgrades! Tools, wheels and even marathons are just more examples of ancient inventions.
But which invention do you think you would have come up with? Maybe there's something you're particularly interested in that you would have turned into an actual object or service. They say the best inventions are those that solve some kind of problem or provide a service to people that would make their lives easier. What's the first thing that comes to mind? It's okay if you can't think of anything.
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If you had the ability to travel back in time and invent something you know already exists, would you?
Which activity would you rather do?
What's the most important thing in your life currently?
Are you drawn to items, such as clothing and jewelry, that are a certain color?
What ancient place would be cool to live in?
What's the overall style that you want to portray?
If you were to invent something right now, how would you go about coming up with an idea?
If you had to pick one, what would you say is your worst trait?
When you just want to relax with a good movie, what type do you turn on?
Do you have a "happy place"?
Would you bring anyone else in on your invention?
Where are you most likely to go on vacation next?
Is it easier for you to fall asleep in one particular location over another?
Which member of your friend group are you?
When you were in school, what was your favorite thing to learn about?
Do you wish you could live in a time without social media?
Does music speak to you, or is it just something you listen to?
Is the job you have now your dream job, or are you still looking for it?
Which food do you pretty much always want to eat for dinner?
If you needed to spruce up your home, which flowers would you want in a vase?
Exercise is good for the body and the mind. What's your go-to workout?
Do you prefer to be cold or hot?
What would you say is your best feature, physical or not?
If you could choose, which season would you be born in?
What type of invention do you think you would have come up with back in ancient times?
Do you think you need to be passionate about the thing you're inventing and the problem it's trying to solve?
Would you leave a job if it didn't fulfill you?
Are you an all-around creative person, capable of inventing something?
Do you confront things that are bothering you head on or wait until they fade away?
Is there a certain type of person you would want your invention to benefit?
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