What's Your 1920s Job?

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Zoe Samuel

5 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Everyone knows that a lasting career is no longer a sure thing. But 100 years ago, it was a lot easier to predict your lot in life based on the role you started out in. What would yours be?

What's your class background?

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How long ago did your family arrive in America?

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What's your ethnicity?

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Which of these is among your top skills?

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Are you afraid of closed spaces?

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Could you do manual labor?

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How would you describe your smarts?

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Do you like being surrounded by people just like yourself?

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Do you know how to make the best of a bad situation?

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Do you prefer to live in a city?

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Are you willing to change jobs?

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Do you want to be your own boss?

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How important is money to you?

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Are you good at working with your hands?

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Are you good with people?

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And how are you with numbers?

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Are you creative?

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Do you work well on a team?

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How are you at giving or taking orders?

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What uniform suits you?

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Are you more a career person or a job person?

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Do you need a field with good growth prospects?

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Could you handle the stress of running a business?

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Do you feel strongly about job safety standards?

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Do you need to be part of something bigger than yourself?

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Do you mind getting dirty?

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Do you like to be in a client-facing position?

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Do you mind a little (or a lot of) on the job harassment?

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Do you only plan to do this for a little while and then marry your way out of this hole?

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