What Would Your Renaissance Profession Be?

Kennita Leon

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About This Quiz

The Renaissance was a period of human history that bridged the years between Medieval times and the Industrial Revolution. It was a time of enormous upheaval, during which the old ways of doing things began to be challenged, and the events that still shape our modern world played out. 

The ironclad grip of ancient superstitions on our culture began to fray, and that meant the monarchy and the clergy both faced unprecedented challenges. Radical ideas - for example, that there is no god or at least that the clergy did not own access to any existing God's favor, that women are equal people, and that slavery is a really bad idea - began to gain traction. Meanwhile, an artistic flourishing occurred whereby some of the greatest names in writing, painting, sculpture and more redefined the rules of storytelling, portraiture, and art in general.

It was a great time to be alive when the shackles of the old were thrown off, and the trappings of the new began to be tested. An enterprising soul could make a fortune either leading the charge of progress or doing their best to hold back the tide on behalf of tyrants and entrenched interests. Where would you have fit into all this melee? Let's find out!

How would you describe yourself?

Which of these did you enjoy playing/playing with the most as a child?

What were you labeled as in high school?

Which job do you wish you had as a teenager?

Which field would you study at college?

Which of these modern jobs would you want to have?

Which word would best describe your boss?

Which historical character would be your mentor?

There a big event at work. Which task are you doing?

Ideally, where would you like to work?

Which workplace stereotype is most like you?

What do you do when you get home from work?

What are you doing on the weekend?

It’s time to do some chores. Which one do you tackle first?

You’re at a really fun party. Where do you find yourself by the end of the night?

You’re going camping. Which of these do you bring?

You have some downtime at home. What kind of show do you watch on TV?

What kind of music do you like to listen to?

What kind of living space best suits your personality?

What renaissance decor would you put into your new house?

Which of these famous renaissance paintings is your favorite?

Which popular Shakespearan couple has the best story?

Which gemstone is your favorite?

Which pet best compliments your lifestyle?

Which renaissance object would you most likely use?

Which ancient beast fascinates you the most?

Which old-time meal would you have for lunch?

If you had to choose one of these to eat for the rest of your life, which would it be?

How would you fight off the Black Death?

How would you react if you saw a peasant on the road?

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