What Great British Institution Should You Work For?

By: Zoe Samuel

What Great British Institution Should You Work For?
Image: Wiki Commons by Cpl Andy Benson/MOD

About This Quiz

These days, they often tell you that you should find a career that gives you an opportunity to explore your passion. This means that if you love to travel, you are somehow expected to find a reasonably well-paid role at an organization that will send you to exactly your favorite places, on the schedule you love. If you like animals, you’re supposed to be a vet. A foodie? You’re surely destined to be a chef. Of course, for many of us, it can seem simply impossible to combine all of our most-loved items into a single job. If you adore your country, you care about conservation, you have a history of arts degree and you want to make a very steady living, where do you go? If you are a daredevil who wants to spend a period in the military but also has a flair for performing, what are your options? What if you want to be in entertainment but you are terrified of freelancing? Where should the devout monarchists who love to travel the world end up? Surely you will have to give up some part of the dream?

Perhaps you don’t! This quiz has four great British institutions for you that should fulfill all, or nearly all, of your fondest desires, and they’ll pay you for the privilege! Click on through to take a step toward your dream job!

Are you willing to pay years of dues?
Sure, if I must
I'd love to!
I don't feel strongly.
Maybe

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How good is your knowledge of Georgian architecture?
Poor
Great
Nonexistent
The best

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Would you move for work?
I'd prefer that!
Only temporarily
Yes
Only rarely

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How artistic a soul are you?
Very
Not much
A tiny bit
More than average

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What British achievement makes you feel proud?
Bond movies
All our traditions
Winning World War II
Our beautiful castles

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How large a team do you like to be on?
Enormous
10-20
Hundreds
Under 10

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Do you aspire to make a lot of money?
Sure
Maybe
Nope
If I'm paying my bills, I'm happy.

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How important is job security to you?
Not very
Fairly
Extremely
More than average

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What do you think of the queen personally, as opposed to the monarchy as an institution?
She's very evil!
I worship her.
She's a good queen.
She's very awesome!

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Do you speak any languages besides English?
Yes, many, including Middle Eastern and Asian ones.
A little French
Just French and German
Nope

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Which of the below is Britain's greatest treasure?
Our sense of humor
Our traditions
Our military
Our history

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What sort of weather do you enjoy most?
Varied
Cold and rainy
Hot and sunny
Temperate and pleasant

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How long do you intend to stay working at a single job?
3 years
10 years
Forever
20 years

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Do you have a good head for heights?
It's terrible!
It's not terrible.
The best!
It's OK.

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What is your current political affiliation?
Lib Dem
Tory
None
Green

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Would you function well in a major city?
I'd prefer that!
Depends which one
No
I'd prefer not.

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How important is name recognition on an international scale?
Very
Extremely
Not much
Not at all

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How predictable do you like your working hours to be?
Very
Not very
Mostly
Extremely

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Do you prefer primarily ongoing work, or project-based work?
Mostly projects
Mostly ongoing
Project-based
Ongoing

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Which TV show is the most delightfully British of all?
"Only Fools And Horses"
"Upstairs, Downstairs"
"Dad's Army"
"Downton Abbey"

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Do you love to perform for millions of people?
I want my work to do that.
No, thanks
Yes, please
After a fashion

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What sight makes you feel most patriotic?
The internet being mostly in English
Any public parade
A flyover
Stately homes

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How do you like to get around the UK?
Train
Car
Plane
Bike

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Did you go to the Queen's Golden Jubilee?
No
Of course, and camped for three days for a good spot
No but only due to work, so I watched on TV.
Yes, and organized a bus of friends to go, too!

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Would you mind never owning a home?
Sure
I would prefer to own one for retirement.
I don't feel strongly.
As long as I have a place to live, I'm good.

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Which BBC radio station do you love most?
BBC Radio 1
BBC Radio 4
BBC Radio 2
BBC Radio 3

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How important is local news?
It is the lifeblood of freedom.
Very important
Fairly important
I don't watch the news.

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At Christmas, do you watch the queen's speech?
Sometimes
Yes, religiously
If it's on
Of course, and I make everyone else watch.

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In which country would you NOT be willing to live even for your perfect job?
Afghanistan
Yemen
I would live anywhere.
China

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How often do you like to be on the road in a given year?
Most of it
Four months
All of it
Never

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