What's Your 1920s Job?

Zoe Samuel

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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?

How long ago did your family arrive in America?

What's your ethnicity?

Which of these is among your top skills?

Are you afraid of closed spaces?

Could you do manual labor?

How would you describe your smarts?

Do you like being surrounded by people just like yourself?

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

Do you prefer to live in a city?

Are you willing to change jobs?

Do you want to be your own boss?

How important is money to you?

Are you good at working with your hands?

Are you good with people?

And how are you with numbers?

Are you creative?

Do you work well on a team?

How are you at giving or taking orders?

What uniform suits you?

Are you more a career person or a job person?

Do you need a field with good growth prospects?

Could you handle the stress of running a business?

Do you feel strongly about job safety standards?

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

Do you mind getting dirty?

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

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

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

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