What Would Your Job Be in the Elizabethan Era?

Steven Miller

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About This Quiz

The Elizabethan Era was a time of great growth. Looking back, it seems like a very fun time to live in, despite there being virtually no technology and definitely no Wi-Fi. But as fun as it seems, people still had to earn money to live back then. Jobs did exist and people were paid for their services, no matter what that service was. And while we can argue whether the payments were fair to some or not, money was a necessary commodity. If you lived back then, just what would you have done for a job?

Would you be a chaplain? Would you be a religious fixture who multi-tasks by doing accounting as well as your spiritual duties? Or would you be a jester? Would you be great at entertaining and making others laugh, or would the queen take your head? Does being a watchman sound like fun to you? Do you have what it takes to stay alert at all hours of the day, even in your sleep? Or are you meant to be a potter? Could you earn money using your hands to mold clay into usable pots, vases, and maybe even sculptures? 

So, if you want to find out just what you'd be, answer a few of our questions. It may just unlock something you never knew about yourself! 

Would you consider yourself to be a spiritual person?

How artistic are you?

How good are your observational skills?

Do you have a good sense of humor?

How strong are your writing skills?

Would you rather work primarily with your hands or your mind?

How well do you cope with boredom?

Do you like being the center of attention?

Are you more of a leader or a follower?

How strong are you physically?

How would you feel about using a weapon?

Were you the class clown in school?

Are you able to quote the Bible?

How well would you handle a repetitive task?

Would you consider yourself to have an intimidating presence?

Which word best describes your sense of humor?

How good are you at record-keeping?

Are you a jack of all trades or a master of one?

What time of the day are you at your best?

Where would you rank your intelligence?

How willing are you to sacrifice your life for the betterment of The Crown?

Which of Shakespeare's plays do you like the most?

Which holiday do you like the most?

Are you more low-key or do you have a flair for the dramatic?

How appealing is a life of service to those in the lower classes of society to you?

How would you be at hand-to-hand combat?

Would you rather be indoors or outdoors for your work?

How up to date on current events are you?

Are you single, married, or married with children?

What is your physical stamina like?

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