What’s the Most Heroic Way You Died in a Past Life?

By: Teresa McGlothlin

What’s the Most Heroic Way You Died in a Past Life?
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About This Quiz

No one's really sure how many past lives we've had, and it might vary from person to person. We're certain that everyone has had enough of them to have died in a heroic way at least once, though. After you examine your relationship with the past and your moral character with these questions, we'll be able to tell you how things went down way back when you weren't the you that you know now! 

Many of the traits you carry have roots in a previous life. In fact, many believe that phobias, fears and anxieties are deeply connected to traumas we may have experienced during another lifetime. Throughout this quiz, you'll reveal the connections you feel to certain parts of history and the things that could have carried over into your current life. Each one of your answers will create a portrait of the person you used to be — and the heroic way you moved on to the next realm. 

Move beyond your current standing, and delve into the person that you used to be. Then, you'll finally know how you ended up where you are now! You also be proud of yourself for making such a sacrifice. Will you be confused by the way you died back then, or will your whole life suddenly make sense? Travel back to the origins of your future and find out!

woman sleep dream Do you ever have dreams about being in places you can't identify?
I don't really remember a lot of my dreams.
Yes! It's weird because I feel like I know my way around.
I always know where I am in my dreams.
I tend to only remember people from them.

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Ancient Rome Which of these ancient civilizations do you feel most compelled to learn about?
The ancient Romans are endlessly fascinating.
Ancient Egypt always catches my attention.
Native American culture has always held a special place for me.
I have always wanted to know more about the ancient Mayans.

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Moving fast Do you ever feel like the world is moving too fast for you?
I can barely keep up!
No, I think it's fun to watch things change.
I think technology is moving too fast, but the world's pretty much the same.
I wouldn't mind slowing down a little, but that's not going to happen.

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boho chic Would you consider yourself an old soul trapped in a young body?
My body is not young.
I feel like an alien trapped in a human's body sometimes.
I think I'm more young at heart than I am an old soul.
I'm a big kid trapped in an old person's body.

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Napoloeon Which historical villain would you like to see face modern consequences?
Vlad the Impaler
Attila the Hun
Napoleon
Nero

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Christmas Present Ghost If you were in "A Christmas Carol," which of Dickens' ghosts would scare you most?
The Ghost of Christmas Present
The Ghost of Christmas Future
I don't believe in ghosts.
The Ghost of Christmas Past

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Alligator If it meant losing your arm, would you snatch a bag full of gold from the mouth of an alligator?
It depends on the size of the bag.
My arm is worth more than gold.
No, but I would knock the alligator out and take it.
I guess I'm losing an arm.

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Apothecary What trade would you have learned when there were only 13 American colonies?
Apothecary
Printer
Brickmaker
Wigmaker

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Breaking the wheel Most medieval punishments were scary, but which one frightens you the most?
I have an unnatural fear of beheadings.
The Wheel ... enough said!
Being drawn and quartered is nothing short of evil.
I don't even want to think about being boiled to death.

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Woman in Paris When do you usually experience deja vu?
There's no real pattern to it, but it happens a lot.
I experience it a lot when I travel to new places.
I don't experience deja vu, but I do get gut feelings.
It happens sometimes when I meet new people.

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Couple hold hands Do you think soulmates cross time periods to meet one another again?
I won't rule it out.
I totally believe that!
I don't think we have soulmates.
It's a romantic thought, but I don't think it really happens.

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Hypnosis Would you undergo hypnotherapy to try to find out who you were in a past life?
That's a great idea!
I'm still not sold on having a past life.
I'm not opposed to trying it, but I'm not a big believer in hypnotherapy.
Past life regression is a better way to go about it.

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Zombies In a survival situation like a zombie outbreak, would you prefer to be alone, or would you find other survivors?
I would have to suss out the other survivors before I decide.
I wouldn't like being out there alone.
Trust no one!
I wouldn't seek out other people, but I wouldn't be opposed to combining resources.

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Young woman at beach Do you feel more connected with places that have large expanses of water?
I'm naturally drawn to the mountains.
I feel much calmer when I'm near the ocean.
No, but I do need to escape the concrete jungle sometimes.
I love places with wide-open skies like the desert.

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Temple of Zeus Which of the original Seven Wonders of the Ancient World would you most like to have seen?
Hanging Gardens of Babylon
Lighthouse of Alexandria
Statue of Zeus at Olympia
Colossus of Rhodes

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Spider phobia Some believe that phobias come from past life trauma; do you?
No, phobias are the way the brain protects us.
It's entirely possible!
I am afraid of some really bizarre stuff that I can't explain.
Phobias are a result of nurture, not nature.

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Knight What might you have in common with a knight from King Arthur's court?
I am valiant by nature.
I have a fascination with swords.
I will defend the honor of those I love.
I have a thing for horses.

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Kidney diagram If you were a match for someone needing a kidney, would you donate one of yours?
Sure! I only need one.
I'm sure there are other matches.
If it were a loved one, I would.
I'm on the organ donor list.

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Death Row - Museum In your opinion, what's the more dishonorable way to die?
Falling on your own sword
Betraying your country
Committing suicide
Dying on death row

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Wild West Would you rather time travel back to the Wild West or to the Viking era?
Can I visit both?
I think the Vikings are far more interesting.
The internet is basically the Wild West.
I would love to meet an outlaw or two.

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walk the plank 2 Does the thought of walking the plank fill you with a strange fear?
If that doesn't scare you, you aren't human.
I have no fear of walking the plank.
I think it was an appropriate punishment.
No, but scurvy is frightening!

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Hinduism Out of these world religions, which one are you most curious about?
Shinto
Hinduism
Paganism
Taoism

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martial arts Which one of these old-fashioned things would you like to see make a comeback?
Growing your own food
Common sense
Work ethic
Hand-to-hand combat

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Vane If your current life is any indication, which of the seven deadly sins might you have committed in the past?
Lust
Pride
Vanity
Sloth

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Police officer Which modern-day job do you consider most heroic?
Firefighter
Soldier
Police officer
Teacher

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Female hunter Were you more of a hunter or a gatherer during prehistoric times?
I have the heart of a hunter.
I'm sure I did whatever it took to survive.
Judging by my diet, I think I was a gatherer.
I'm not sure I lived back then.

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Kate Middleton and Prince William Are you better suited to be a royal or a member of the royal court?
I could be the court jester.
I am royalty!
Serving in a royal court must have been miserable.
I could handle being a modern Beefeater.

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Mars Which of these futuristic things would you like to see in your lifetime?
Human life colonizing Mars
Flying cars
An end to war
The ability to time travel

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Horse drawn carriage Do you feel comfortable riding in horse-drawn carriages?
Farm animals freak me out.
It feels oddly normal to me.
I would rather ride the horse.
I think it's cruel.

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Candles How well would you survive a week without electricity?
I would have to find a hotel.
As long as I had candles and heat, I would be fine.
I'm not sure I would survive.
It's my idea of heaven.

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