What Year Is Your Soul From?

By: Steven Miller
Estimated Completion Time
4 min
What Year Is Your Soul From?
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About This Quiz

If you've always felt like your soul was connected to a time in the past, there might be a very good reason why you have that sensation. Perhaps you have memories that don't seem to be from your current lifetime. Maybe you can recall people and places that have long ago faded into history. We're not talking about something you might learn from reading a book; we're referring to a feeling that you were actually there.

If you watch every show or movie that has anything at all to do with ancient Egypt, that might be a sign that you are an old soul. If your connections and interests go back long before the shift from BCE to CE, it seems likely that your soul has been around on this planet for thousands of years and a great many lifetimes.

If you're more drawn to people and places in more recent times, you might just be a new arrival onto this plane of existence. This would show up in a deep affinity for the scientific method and a deep interest in everything to do with the Industrial Revolution and beyond.

Step into our time machine, take this quiz and let's find out the specific year that was your soul's time to shine.

Which empire in history is most interesting to you?
The Egyptian Empire
The Roman Empire
The Spanish Empire
The British Empire

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How often have people told you that you're an "old soul?"
Never
Once or twice
Plenty of times
All the time

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Which language would you most like to learn?
Italian
Spanish
Arabic
German

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Which city would you most want to visit?
Cairo
Barcelona
London
Rome

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Which pyramids are most fascinating to you?
Incan pyramids
Mayan pyramids
Aztec pyramids
Egyptian pyramids

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Would you consider yourself to be a spiritual person?
No, not at all.
I am, but not in a traditional sense.
I've been moving away from spirituality for a while now.
Yes, I go to services on a regular basis.

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Which style of architecture is most captivating to you?
Ancient architecture
Classical architecture
Medieval architecture
Victorian architecture

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Have you ever been to Jerusalem?
That's not really on my bucket list.
No, but I would like to visit.
Yes, and I absolutely loved it. I plan to go again.
I've been there, but I wasn't all that impressed.

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Which setting would you rather spend time in?
Mountains
Forest
Desert
Coast

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Are you more of an optimist or a pessimist?
I'm a very pessimistic person.
I'm a cockeyed optimist.
The glass is definitely half-full for me.
It depends on my mood that day.

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Which subject in school was most interesting to you?
Math
Literature
Science
History

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Which kind of food is most appealing to you?
American food
Asian food
Italian food
Mediterranean food

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What kind of music are you most likely to be listening to?
World music
Folk
Classical
Rock

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Is visiting Vatican City on your bucket list?
I have no interest in going.
Yes, I definitely want to go.
I've been a number of times.
I might include it on a trip to the region.

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What are your thoughts on Columbus Day?
I don't think about it ever.
We should celebrate Christopher Columbus' great accomplishments.
I only care if I get the day off of work.
You mean Indigenous People's Day, right?

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Which is your favorite of Shakespeare's play?
"Othello"
"Hamlet"
"Romeo and Juliet"
"Macbeth"

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How simply do you prefer to live?
I could probably simplify things a little bit.
I'm definitely working on simplifying my life.
I prefer to live the modern lifestyle, with all its complications.
I just want the bare necessities.

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Where do you stand on the debate between faith and reason?
It's all about the scientific method for me.
I just know that I don't know.
It's all about faith for me.
The two schools aren't mutually exclusive.

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Is the Earth flat or round?
I'm convinced that it's actually flat.
It seems highly likely that it's round, but I've never seen it from space.
How are we still having this debate? It's round!
To be specific, it's an oblate spheroid.

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If you could go back in time, what date would you set in the machine?
April 20, 1889: The date of Hitler's birth.
July 4, 1776: The signing of the Declaration of Independence.
April 3, 33: The date of Jesus' death.
48 BC: The destruction of the library at Alexandria.

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When you see hieroglyphics, do they sometimes seem unusually familiar?
No, not at all.
Why would they?
Yes, they seem inexplicably familiar to me.
They're familiar, but only because I studied them in school.

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How physically strong are you?
I am a total beast.
I'm pretty out of shape.
I'm more strong in my mind than in my body.
I'm in pretty good shape, but I'm not a pro athlete.

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Would you consider yourself to be handy?
No. I hire people to fix things.
Yes, I can fix pretty much anything.
I'm handy with computers, but not mechanically.
I can fix some basic stuff.

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When someone brings up The Spanish Inquisition, do you get nauseous?
What happened?
It causes no reaction in me whatsoever.
Yep, I feel sick right away. It's so weird.
I'm pretty bummed out when I hear about it, but that's the extent of it.

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If you could meet one of the following historical people, which would you choose?
King Tut
Julius Caesar
Leonardo da Vinci
Thomas Jefferson

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Which movie would you rather watch?
"Gangs of New York"
"Highlander"
"Ben-Hur"
"The Mummy"

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Which book would you rather read?
"The Ides of March"
"A Knight in Shining Armor"
"Nefertiti"
"Pride and Prejudice"

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Which philosopher do you relate to the most?
Confucius
René Descartes
Friedrich Nietzsche
Socrates

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From your perspective, is the world a better place now than when your soul first came into this world?
I'd say things are about the same.
It's better, but not by much.
It might actually be getting a little worse.
It's vastly better.

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About how many lives do you think you've lived?
Maybe one or two
Over 30
Around five
Maybe 15 or so

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