What Would Your Prohibition Era Job Be?

By: Zoe Samuel
Estimated Completion Time
3 min
What Would Your Prohibition Era Job Be?
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About This Quiz

The Prohibition era lasted from 1920 to 1933, and meant a complete ban on alcohol across the United States. Of course, since most people drink and very few of those are willing to go without, this immediately resulted in a huge underground smuggling operation, known as "bootlegging." Secret drinking clubs sprang up, known as "speakeasies," which were so common and accepted that you could easily go there and see local officials hanging out and drinking quite openly. Overall, Prohibition was one of the great failed social experiments of history. It was revoked in 1933 by the 21st Amendment - though technically Mississippi hung onto it until 1966. Ultimately, the whole thing was probably a doomed idea, even if it came from a noble impulse of helping with shocking rates of alcoholism and alcohol abuse.

As with any government ban, there were plenty of people willing to find workarounds, from gangsters and smugglers to the people who ran the speakeasies. Some of them grew very rich, which even included notable families like the Kennedys (yes, those Kennedys). There were also plenty of police officers arrayed against them, doing their best to contain the tide of illegal liquor - honest people who were handed a seemingly insurmountable task. Some of these were the FBI agents known as the Untouchables, who successfully took down liquor kingpin Al Capone, unlike local cops who looked the other day. Where would you have fit in among them all? Take this quiz and find out!

Do you think Prohibition is a good idea?
I love it.
It's dumb, but whatever.
I don't care.
It's stupid.

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Do you mind a little violence?
I love it.
I prefer not.
I can accept it.
I like it fine.

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Do you drink yourself?
Don't get high on your own supply!
Of course
No, it's illegal.
Sure, a bit

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Have you ever taken a bribe?
I've given some.
Sure
No
What have you heard?

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Are you resourceful?
Very
Mostly
My team and I are.
When I have orders.

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Do you always get yours?
Of course
Yes, and other people's
Usually
Never

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Do you want to get the bad guys?
LOL no
I don't mind.
Of course
If it is convenient.

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Do you believe in such a thing as a victimless crime?
No, I know there isn't, but I say there is.
LOL, no.
Absolutely not
I think so.

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How do you feel about the temperance movement?
They're so incredibly wrong and smug.
Prudes
They are citizens expressing a view
They're annoying.

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Would you carry a gun?
Yes, a machine gun
No, that's risky.
Yes, a handgun
I have to.

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Do you fear jail?
Totally
No, the judge is a buddy.
Of course not, I would never break the law.
A little

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Do you like working with others?
Of course!
If they are classy, sure.
If they are honest, yes.
If they know when to turn a blind eye, yes.

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Are you a good host?
No, I am too scary.
Of course
No, I'm honestly too straightlaced.
Not really

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Are you good with money?
Very
Exceptionally
I'm average.
No, I am quite bad.

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Do you like working in a loud environment?
I prefer extreme quiet.
I love it.
I do not have any feelings on the matter.
I like it fine.

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Do you like sneaking around late at night?
I love it.
I like socializing late at night, not sneaking.
I do what I must.
I sure do.

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Are you good at coming up with passwords?
Pretty good
Very good
No
No, I can barely remember them.

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Do you like to wear a uniform?
Definitely not
The only uniform I might ever wear scares me.
I like a pinstripe suit.
I like it fine.

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How much do you value job security?
Not a bit
A little
Tremendously
Quite a lot

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Do you plan on living to a ripe old age?
No
Probably
I hope so.
Maybe

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How much do you value money?
A great deal
More than anything
Not at all
A little more than I wish I did

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Do you like the feeling of getting away with something?
It's a necessary feeling.
I love it.
I hate it.
I do not like it, I actually dislike it.

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Do you have a family to support?
Probably
Yes, a respectable one.
Yes, a spouse and kids
Yes, many kids and my best boo

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Do you like a veneer of respectability?
A little
I love it.
It's not a veneer, it goes all the way through.
I don't like it, it makes me feel dishonest.

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Do you like live music?
I guess.
I love it!
No, I associate it with sin.
I like it after a hard day's work.

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Do you mind getting your hands dirty?
I love it!
I hate it.
I do it when it must be done.
I enjoy it more than I like to admit.

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What stage of a business transaction excites you most?
Wholesale
Retail
Regulation
Quality control

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Do you anticipate being affected by the Wall Street Crash?
I could easily end up coming out ahead.
Yes, in good and bad ways.
Nope
Yes, but I would not see it coming without the benefit of hindsight.

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How good a driver are you?
Excellent
I have a driver, so I don't know.
Decent
Very good

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What would you drink your alcohol out of?
Tumbler
Crystal
I would not drink.
Flask

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