In What Period of Human History Do You Actually Belong?

By: Artimis Charvet

In What Period of Human History Do You Actually Belong?
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About This Quiz

Some people believe that the arc of human history continues to bend ever more toward justice, and that means that any step backward into the past would inevitably mean living in a time of fewer freedoms, greater poverty and more risk. Others feel that we have already passed our best as a civilization and are doomed to go the way of Rome, meaning that looking backward with nostalgia is wise and comforting, if potentially distressing. Either way, there is much to be learned from our past - whether to avoid reliving it or to simply identify which of its traditions and ideas we should maintain.

That means we ought to look at different periods of human history and at the values and cultural tropes that emerged from them. Where would we fit most comfortably, and what does that tell us about what's missing from our lives now? Do we miss the sense of community of the pre-Industrial era? How about bringing back the openness, creativity and progressive spirit of the Renaissance and the period's willingness to cast off superstition even in the face of an overwhelmingly powerful monarchy and church? What about the optimism and the sense of possibility of the Atomic Age? 

Let's find out which of these matches you best - and in so doing, perhaps shed a little light on what you might want to revive for our own time!

At what age did you know your true calling?
College.
It was decided for me.
Still figuring it out.
When I was a preteen.

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It's time for an adventure, where are you headed?
China.
Egypt.
France.
India.

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How would you spend a day in Paris?
Wandering museums.
Taking a boat down the Seine.
Eating all the bread.
Shopping.

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Which slang word would you most likely be caught using?
Frenemy.
YOLO.
Fetch.
Jelly.
None of these.

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What would you do if your friend unwittingly got pregnant and wanted to end the pregnancy?
I'd do anything to help raise enough money for the procedure.
I'd be there as the shoulder to cry on.
I'd give the friend some advice with the best intentions in mind.
I'd tell her that she needs to decide for herself what to do and how to do it.

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You're walking and see someone shouting for help. What do you do?
I call 9-1-1 immediately.
I run to the person to make sure they're okay.
I keep walking.
I run for the hills, best to save myself.

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When starting out on a new journey what is the best thing to take with you?
A weapon.
A plan.
A friend or two.
Food.

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Which social media platform do you use most often?
Facebook.
Twitter.
Intagram.
Pinterest.

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What's the most upsetting thing to see people get bullied over?
Their intellect.
Their socioeconomic status.
Their personality.
Their appearance.

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Which item do you feel most connected to?
Water.
Air.
Glass.
Steel.

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Are you looking for a relationship?
Not particularly.
Yes. Though I wouldn't turn down a long term hook up.
I am so ready to start dating.
I am already in one.

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Do you believe in love at first sight?
Yes.
No.
Maybe.
Who needs love?

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People say, "Forgive and forget." What do you say?
That's also what I say.
"Forgive but never forget."
"Never forgive never forget."
"Pretend to forgive and then annihilate."

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How important are the opinions of others to you?
I could care less what others think.
People can tell me what they think, but I am still going to go my own way.
They're very important to me.
I may act like I don't care, but I do care a little.

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What is your opinion on upholding tradition?
It is the most important thing we have.
What's tradition if it means I can't do what I want?
It is important to do what is expected of you.
You should always follow the rules, even if you don't like them.

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How old are you?
Older than my years.
Sixteen going on seventeen.
Old enough to know better.
Well, I ain't dead yet.

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How do you define success?
Power.
Money.
Happiness.
Fame.

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What surprises you?
At this point, nothing.
Parties.
My plans failing.
People's eternal stupidity.

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How do you feel about being the center of attention?
I love it.
It makes me very uncomfortable.
It's a necessary evil.
I'd never feel like I deserve it.

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What do you find particularly amusing?
Calling people names.
Demeaning others.
Medical banter.
Something crass.

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If someone made a movie out of the best parts of your life, what would it be rated?
PG.
PG-13.
R.
NC-17.

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What clears your head?
A nap.
Writing down my thoughts.
Hitting someone.
Banging my head on a wall.

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Do you believe in magic?
Yes.
No.
I'll believe in it if I see it.
That depends, can I harness it?

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Who are you on an adventure?
The lookout.
The warrior.
The explorer.
I don't do quests.

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Are you generally a happy person?
Yes.
Most days but not always.
How exactly would you define happiness?
Not really.

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How do you feel about guns?
Love them!
As long as bullets don't hit my car, it's fine.
I would rather not be around them.
Keeps things interesting.

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What skill do you bring to the table?
Muscles.
My strategic mind.
Good looks!
That's for me to know and you to find out...or maybe for both of us to find out!

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How do you behave when things don't go your way?
Cry and scream.
Go for a nice relaxing walk.
Play the piano.
Resign myself to the fact that things didn't go my way and go on with life.

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Are you left or right handed?
I'm left handed.
I'm right handed.
I'm ambidextrous.
How is this relevant?

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Are you willing to accept a challenge?
Absolutely!
If my friends do it too.
Depends on the challenge.
Never.

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