What Would Your Wild West Job Be?

Teresa M.

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About This Quiz

Gather your posse and circle the wagons! It's time to find out once and for all: If you were alive during the boom and bust of the Old West, what would your job have been? Would you thrive or just survive? How would you tame the Wild Wild West?

It took a certain type of person. We're talking about living miles from your nearest neighbors. Camping under the stars with one eye open. If you were living back then, would you be a leader among lawful men? An entrepreneur opening the town’s first saloon? Can’t quite picture yourself yet? Perfect. This quiz offers plenty of insight into what would suit you best. We'll take you through a trail of questions that reveal your personality traits and match you to the Old West job that would have been right as rain for you.

Maybe you’d be looking to put a little distance between yourself and some trouble from your past. Or perhaps you’d be setting out on your own to try and strike it rich. Maybe you’d be a part of a wagon train, wanting to start fresh, raise a family and make a clean livin’ off all that free and open land. But once you planted your feet in western soil, then watched the sun rise and set over the mountains, what would you be doing on the regular? Answer these questions and your fate could be revealed. Take the quiz now! 

How would you have traveled to the Wild West?

What is your favorite John Wayne movie?

Do you think you would have made a good outlaw?

Who would you like to challenge to a duel at dawn?

Which quote from "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" do you like most?

Which part of a cowboy outfit is most important to you?

Which Western have you seen more than once?

What would you have ordered at the town saloon?

Would you like to try your hand at gold mining?

Which celebrity cowboy do you like most?

Which of the western states would you most like to visit?

Which song from a Western do you know the best?

What do you think would be the best thing about living in the Wild West?

How would your friend describe your temperament?

Which animated Western would you most like to watch?

Which television sheriff are you most like?

Which "Bonanza" character did you like most?

What would you have liked the least about living in the Wild West?

Which word best describes how you feel about your current job?

Which Yosemite Sam quote do you like best?

Which kind of cactus do you think is the coolest?

Do you like to get your hands dirty at work?

Which illegal gambling game might you have played in the Wild West?

Which "3:10 to Yuma" actor do you like most?

What might you have been arrested for in the Wild West?

Which desert animal would be your spirit animal?

Would you have moved your family with you to the Wild West?

Which Nevada city would you most like to visit?

Which job title sounds the worst?

Which Wild West landmark would you like to see?

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