What Would Your Job Have Been in Medieval Europe?

By: Steven Miller

What Would Your Job Have Been in Medieval Europe?
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About This Quiz

In the Middle Ages, there were no corporations, no stock exchanges, no telemarketers and no lawyers. It may sound like paradise, but people still needed to eke out a living. And medical knowledge was far from ideal. The plague, warriors pillaging your village, and starvation were just a few of the troubling problems of the time. How would you fit in during those medieval times? Which one of the many vital jobs would you have held during the Middle Ages? 

Some of the important roles of the time were among the clergy, trades, nobility and craftsmen, to name a few. Whether you can imagine your skill set being best used to make sturdy furniture or inspire others to lead a morally and ethically-pure life, this quiz will help you discover where you belonged during the Middle Ages. You'll be asked a series of questions about your outlook on life, your likes, dislikes and your social interactions. Your answers will help match you with roles that require leadership, responsibility, skillful agility and negotiating qualities that were required during those times. 

Take the quiz now and see how you would have survived the Black Death (1348-1350 AD), The Great Famine (1315-1317 AD), The Great Schism (1378-1417 AD) and other medieval events.

How spiritual would you say you are?
Very spiritual
Somewhat spiritual
Not spiritual at all
Not all that spiritual

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Are you more of a leader or a follower?
Total follower
Somewhat more of a follower
Total leader
Somewhat more of a leader

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How good are you with numbers?
I'm not very good with numbers.
I'm excellent with numbers.
I'm decent with numbers.
I'm terrible with numbers.

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Do you enjoy working with your hands?
I enjoy it a little bit.
Not very much
I love it.
Not at all

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How much do you enjoy reading?
I'm not a big reader.
I enjoy reading from time to time.
I don't like reading.
I love reading.

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How would you describe your family's financial background?
Poor
Upper class
Middle class
I come from a long line of very influential people.

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How social are you?
I'm not very social.
I'm somewhat social.
I'm extremely social.
I'm not social at all.

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How would you describe your physical strength?
I am very strong.
I'm not all that strong.
I'm fairly strong.
I'm not strong at a all.

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How strong are your writing and penmanship skills?
I'm a decent writer with okay penmanship skills.
I'm not all that great of a writer with somewhat messy penmanship skills.
I am an excellent writer with superb penmanship.
I'm a terrible writer with messy penmanship.

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How good would you be at hiring talented and trustworthy people?
I would be pretty decent at this.
I would not be very good at this.
I would be terrible at this.
I have excellent instincts for finding great people.

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Do you enjoy finding a great deal?
I love finding deals.
I'm not really interested in finding good deals.
It's always nice to find a good deal.
I don't spend much time thinking about deals.

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Do you prefer to work alone or as part of a team?
I prefer to work alone.
I prefer to work as part of a team.
I somewhat prefer to work alone, but I'm good with people.
I prefer to work as part of a team, but to be in charge.

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How meditative are you?
I'm very meditative.
I'm not meditative at all.
I'm not all that meditative.
I can be meditative, especially when I'm working.

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How good of a planner are you?
I'm terrible at planning.
I'm not that great of a planner.
I'm an excellent planner.
I'm a pretty decent planner.

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How strong are your negotiating skills?
They are pretty strong.
They are legendary.
They are somewhat weak.
They are very weak.

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How artistic are you?
I am somewhat artistic.
I'm not artistic at all.
I'm very artistic.
I'm not very artistic.

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Which activity sounds the most appealing to you?
Visiting the market
Competing in a joust
Attending the theater
Going on a spiritual journey

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What time of the day are you at your best?
Midday
Afternoon
Morning
Evening

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What is your drink of choice?
Water
Wine
Mead
Whatever is available.

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What is your weapon of choice?
Axe
Dagger
Sword
Knowledge

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How would you describe your love life?
Exciting
Tragic
Non-existent
Stable

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How classy would you say you are?
Somewhat classy
Not classy at all
Not very classy
Extremely classy

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How would you describe your fashion style?
Business
Regal
Casual
Formal

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How handy are you with fixing things?
I'm very handy.
I'm not very handy.
I'm somewhat handy.
I'm not handy at all.

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What is your highest level of education?
Graduate degree
College degree
Some college
High school

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Which phrase best describes your finances?
Struggling to get by
Making an okay living
Wealthy
Comfortable

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Are you drawn to working with the less fortunate?
It is not a main focus of mine.
Not at all.
Absolutely.
Yes, to a certain degree.

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Would you say you are good at delegating tasks to others?
I'm pretty good at delegating.
I'm okay at delegating.
I'm not comfortable with delegating.
I am excellent at delegating.

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How many languages can you get by in?
Three
Four or more
Just my own
Two

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How much physical stamina do you have?
I have excellent stamina.
I have very little stamina.
I have good stamina.
I have okay stamina.

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