Which Century Does Your Soul Truly Belong In?

By: Marie Hullett

Which Century Does Your Soul Truly Belong In?
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About This Quiz

It's easy to romanticize the past — what, with horse-drawn carriages instead of crowded buses, and handwritten telegrams instead of unread text messages. Imagine: you could awake to the warmth of the sun and drift off to moonlight, with no city noise or light pollution to disturb you. You could work on the farm and make a decent living, or perhaps be a wealthy aristocrat perched up high in your palace. Either way, you and your loved ones would have it made. 

While some people love the idea of living simply, others recoil at the idea of living without internet and iPhones. Understandably, life would be a lot different without conveniences like phones, computers or even vacuums. Who wants to spend each day foraging the land and tending to the home, when you can pick up some food at the store and press the button on your dishwasher? 

Whether you're a forward-thinker or dreamer of the past, only this quiz knows where your soul truly belongs. When you answer the following questions, you can find out in which century you would thrive. Are you a Medieval maiden or more of a futuristic fellow? Only time will tell... 


This life is OK, but what do you think you would have been in a past one?
Knight in shining armor
Aristocrat
Scientist
Time-traveler

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Now, let's fast-forward a bit. What do you want to be remembered for in this life?
My strength
My art
My intellect
My innovations

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Be honest: How attached are you to your phone?
What phone?
I'm not.
Moderately
Sorry, can this wait? I have to respond to some texts.

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Pretend there's a serious power outage in your area. Do you think you can live without electricity and internet for a week?
No problem
Sure
Maybe
No way

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It's not even your birthday, but you just received a gift! What do you hope it is?
A sword and scabbard
An oil painting
A stack of philosophical works
An Apple watch

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Like it or not, it's time to read some literature. Which book will you choose?
"The Canterbury Tales" by Chaucer
"The Prince" by Machiavelli
"Candide" by Voltaire
"2666" by Roberto Bolaño

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Now that you've read a book, it's time to find something to watch. Which show do you want to curl up with?
"Game of Thrones"
"The Tudors"
"Frontier"
"Black Mirror"

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Dealing with conflict can be tricky. How do you manage disagreements with others?
I propose a duel.
I try to compromise.
I argue and use specific, cited facts to back-up my stance.
I ask Alexa who's right.

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Whether you're a gallery fanatic or can't remember anything from art history, which of these artists do you like best?
Giotto
Michelangelo
Goya
Yayoi Kusama

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In a relatively short period of time, technological advances completely transformed the world. What do you think of modern-day technology?
Hate it. I miss the good ol' days.
I think it has both pros and cons.
Technology is detrimental to society in that it leads to isolation.
Technology is vital. We need it to protect the environment and advance as a society.

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You have the opportunity to enjoy a cup of tea with one of these notable figures, past or present. Who will it be?
Eleanor of Aquitane
Mary, Queen of Scots
Isaac Newton
Elon Musk

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Time to pack up and move! What does your new dream home look like?
A castle
A brick mansion
A large colonial-style home
A minimalist, mostly glass house

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You're going to need to travel to move to your new place. Which mode of transport would you like to use?
Horse
Oxcart
Boat
Self-driving car

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Ah, your new home is just as lovely as you imagined. What do you see when you gaze out your bedroom window?
Horses and a high stone fence
Lots of trees
A farm
The city

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Sorry to bother you when you're still settling in, but do you happen to have any pets with you in your new home?
Just the horses
A parrot
A dog
Sort of. I have a robotic cat that helps around the house.

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A move can be exciting, but everyone reacts to new circumstances differently. In general, how do you respond to change?
I hate change.
OK
I'm pretty good with change.
I love change.

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Now that you've unpacked everything, it's time to decorate! What style are you going for?
Stately, with robust wooden furniture and rustic details
A little bit Gothic, with dark colors and ornate chandeliers
Elegant, with plenty of lace and velvet embellishments
Streamlined, minimal and tech-forward

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Looks like this place needs a paint job. How would you like to redo your bedroom walls?
The walls are stone, so I'll just leave them as they are.
Create a stucco finish.
Cover them with intricate wallpaper.
Paint them off-white.

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Time to enjoy a nice dinner at your new place. What will you have?
Rabbit, cabbage, bread and beer
Soup, salad, sirloin tip roast and red wine
Salmon, salad and white wine
Kale salad, veggie burger and elderberry kombucha

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You can't possibly skip dessert. What would you like?
Chocolate pudding
A sweet apple pastry
Gooseberry pie
A rose-vanilla cronut

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Friends and family often tell it like it is. Which one of these phrases are you most likely to be called by those who know you best?
"Old-school"
"An old soul"
"Wise beyond your years"
"Young at heart"

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Some people attend church every Sunday; others have never read a religious text. Would you consider yourself a religious person?
Very much so
Somewhat
Not really
No, but I'm open to spiritual phenomena.

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Staying healthy is a priority for most people. Do you take many medications?
None. I don't believe in modern medicine.
Just one
A few
I take plenty of vitamins, supplements and a few medications to stay healthy.

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Be honest: Are you afraid of the dark?
Not in the least
Not really
Maybe a little
Between light pollution and my phone, I never see the dark anyway.

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Which of these inventions do you appreciate the most?
Mechanical clock
Gutenberg printing press
Steam engine
Robotic body parts

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Time to contact your good friend. What is your preferred method of communication?
Face-to-face
Snail mail
Phone call
Text

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Imagine you have to quit your job and are starting from scratch. Which one of these careers sounds ideal?
Blacksmith
Winemaker
Apothecarist
Computer engineer

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It's time to play dress up! What will you wear?
A long, golden gown with a robe and a conical hat
A black, corseted gown with a hood
A silk jacket, petticoat, trousers and an ornate white wig
A space suit

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You're going through your grandmother's belongings. Which of these vintage items would you treasure?
A bronze vase
A gold handheld watch
A typewriter
I'm more interested in new things.

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What's your outlook on life right now?
It's a dark time.
Life is life. The more knowledge we have, the better.
The glass isn't half empty or half full.
Progress is always positive.

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