What's Your WW1 Job?

By: Zoe Samuel
Estimated Completion Time
3 min
What's Your WW1 Job?
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About This Quiz

World War One was known as the Great War, and until World War Two came along and managed to be even more horrifying, it must have seemed like nothing worse could ever befall the nations of the world. Indeed, in some ways, the Great War was the worst war in history, as it laid waste to an entire generation, reducing many nations to dust as it was fought across their farmland, their fields, and their towns. 

About 10 million armed military personnel died, as well as between 6 and 7 million civilians. The war was truly global, as it was mostly between trios of empires whose influence reached all around the world. It re-aligned politics, swept away old thinking, and opened the door to nascent ideologies: fascism, socialism, communism, anarchism, and of course, true liberal democracy. It was the death knell of the old Great Powers and the last hurrah of absolute monarchy.

How would you have fought in this great conflagration? Would you be one of the poor saps condemned to a hellish no man's land and a trench full of mud and mustard gas? A medic, bringing salvation to those men at risk to yourself? A spy, sneaking behind enemy lines to find out what they were up to? Perhaps you would have been a pilot in the early air force, even knowing how lethal those cobweb-like planes were? Let's find out!

Do you speak any languages?
French and English
Just English
English, plus German curse words
French, English, German, and Russian

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What scares you?
Disease
Nothing
Public speaking
Being the center of attention

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What thing that scares most people does not scare you?
Blood
Heights
Gunfire
Loneliness

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What do you like to see from your workplace window?
I don't care.
The sky
Fields
I want it to change every day

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Do you have healing hands?
Yes!
Nope
Kinda
I can do first aid

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Are you leadership material?
Occasionally.
Yes, actually.
Definitely not.
I doubt it.

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Are you technically savvy?
Fairly
Very
No
Occasionally

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Do you want to get skills that will be useful after the war?
Definitely
Probably
No
If the opportunity arises, yes

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Do you fear burning?
Not really
Not at all
I live in terror of it!
Sorta

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How much do you care about the actual outcome of the war?
I don't, honestly.
Very much.
With every fiber of my being.
I could probably be OK either way.

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What will happen to you if the enemy catches you?
They'll put me to work.
They will put me in prison.
They will probably shoot me.
They will torture me to death.

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What would you do to an enemy combatant if you caught one?
Help them.
Shoot them.
Hand them to the authorities.
Gut them.

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What will people back home think of you?
Mostly they will respect me.
They will be baffled and impressed.
They will hold parades but not actually help me when I get sick.
They will say I was a coward.

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What will history think of you?
I was a good egg.
I was a pioneer.
I was cannon fodder.
I was a crafty and vital part of our victory.

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What would you say are your chances of injury?
50%
90%
70%
30% but if it happens it's gonna be really bad!

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Do you like jumping from a great height?
Lord, no.
I love it!
I do not like it!
I could do it!

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How's your eyesight?
Good
Perfect
Decent
Best at night

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Are you a woman?
Maybe.
Pretty sure I'm not.
Definitely not.
Yes.

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Are you in any way disabled?
I have a bad shoulder.
I have a bad arm.
I am the very picture of health.
I have bad hearing.

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Are you under 18 or over 40?
Yes.
Definitely not.
Probably not.
I'm not telling.

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Do you like the quiet life?
Yes, but I don't need it.
In my way, yes.
Nope.
I love it!

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Can you concentrate on an intricate task when everything about you is trying to distract you?
Totally.
Usually.
Sometimes I can; it depends, really.
Not a chance.

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What outfit suits you best?
A white coat.
A leather jacket.
Fatigues.
A black trench coat.

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If you got blood on you, what would you do first?
Check where it came from.
Be afraid, be very afraid.
Soldier on.
Keep hitting until I got more blood on me.

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Are you a team player?
Mostly.
Only with people who deserve it!
Absolutely, yes.
Nope.

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Are you good at following orders?
If they are good ones, yes.
If the giver is qualified, yes.
Of course.
Definitely not.

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Do you know how to wire a bomb?
No idea.
I could figure it out.
I know a guy.
Sure!

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How stealthy are you?
More than you'd think.
I am very loud but I'll sneak up on you if I have to!
Not at all.
Supremely.

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How important is bathing?
It is the very best thing in all the world.
It's nice.
Who cares about that?
I do like it but can live without it.

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Do you like carrying a big gun?
Nope.
The biggest!
Whatever I can lift.
Not really.

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