What's Your Shakespearean Job?

By: Teresa M.
Estimated Completion Time
3 min
What's Your Shakespearean Job?
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About This Quiz

You're going to want to channel your inner Elizabethan era for this quiz! If you were alive back in old Will Shakespeare's days, what job would you have held? Would you have served the royals, or would have served the people? After we learn more about your ideal job, and a little about the position you hold now, we'll be able to tell what you would have done back then. 

From being an apothecarist to a painter, Elizabethan jobs were as varied as today. While they didn't have the wonder of technology like we have, the skills you possess will undoubtedly cross over. Things like work ethic, endurance, and pleasing your audience never go out of style. Fill us in on the way you approach your job, what you really think of your coworkers, and what you would like to do in the future, and your Shakespearean-era job title will become clear. 

Will it be the job of your dreams or do you fear you will be Chief Chamberpot Washer? Let's examine what you have to offer an employer, and we'll pair you with the Shakespearean job you would have done well. Aren't you curious what it is? We are!

How would your boss describe your work?
Accurate
Creative
Smart
Timely

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Are you ever late for work?
I'm late once in a while.
I'm always running late.
I'm always on time.
I'm only late during emergencies.

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Are you a good team player?
I prefer working alone.
I like working one-on-one.
I am a good team player.
It depends on the team.

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Are you more serious or light-hearted?
I'm more serious.
I swing from one to the other.
I'm fairly well balanced between the two.
I'm more light-hearted.

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Which job would you least like to work?
Barber
Stablekeeper
Butcher
Page

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Which of Shakespeare's plays do you like most?
"Macbeth"
"Taming of The Shrew"
"The Tempest"
"Hamlet"

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What do you do at parties?
I mix drinks.
I make friends.
I make food.
I try to entertain people.

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What was your best subject in school?
Chemistry
Art
Math
Music

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Are you artistic?
I have zero artistic skills.
I'm really artistic.
I am more crafty.
I have my moments.

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Have you ever been in a play or a musical?
I've been in a musical.
I've been in a play.
I haven't been in either.
I have been in a talent show.

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Are you good with your hands?
I'm better with my brain.
I'm pretty good with my hands.
My hands are gold in the kitchen.
I'm handy sometimes.

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Do you believe in herbal medicine?
I sure do.
Anything is possible.
I believe in the Devil's lettuce.
I think it's all hogwash.

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Would you enjoy being a farmer?
I would rather be a gardener.
Ew, no thanks.
It wouldn't be so bad.
I can think of worse jobs.

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Would you have been a better Reeve or Sheriff?
I would be great at enforcing the law.
I would be a better work supervisor.
What's a Reeve?
With the right training, I can play any part.

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How do you dress when you go to work?
I wear what I want.
I wear work clothes.
I wear a uniform.
I dress professionally.

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How are your archery skills?
Nonexistent
Weak
Good
Great

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Would you have enjoyed meade?
I would have loved it.
I would have enjoyed too much meade.
It's too sweet for me.
I would like to try it.

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Which room in an Elizabethan manor would you have spent the most time in?
Solarium
Basement
Kitchen
Bedroom

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What would your coworkers say is your strongest trait?
Intelligence
Imagination
Organization
Sense of humor

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Have you ever worked in fast food?
I did when I was in school.
I work in fast food now.
I've had many restaurant jobs.
I've never worked in fast food.

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Do you think you could learn shoemaking?
It doesn't sound like much fun.
I would be a great shoemaker.
I would try it.
I can learn anything.

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Would you make an effective messenger?
I'm fairly good at communicating.
I would be too lazy for all that walking.
I would deliver messages dutifully.
I would let the whole village know and save myself some time.

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Which knight's weapon would you be best with?
Lance
Sword
Battle Axe
Dagger

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Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
I will be climbing my career ladder.
I will still be doing my own thing.
I hope to retire.
I hope to start a family.

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Are you good with animals?
I'm not all that into animals.
I love animals.
I'm good with some animals.
I'm allergic to most animals.

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Would you be a better baker or candlestick maker?
I would be a better baker.
I would try my hand at either.
I would be a better candlestick maker.
I would be a better butcher.

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Would you have been a peasant or a royal?
I would have been an aristocrat.
I would have been a peasant.
I would have been a royal.
I would have been a hermit.

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How do you handle authority?
I do not like it.
I smile and nod.
I'm good with authority.
It depends on the person in charge.

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What kind of advice would your coworkers say you give?
Wise
Weird
Sensible
Horrible

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How would you describe your work ethic?
Dedicated
Wavering
Steadfast
Flexible

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