Would You Be an Apprentice, Journeyman, or Master Carpenter?

By: Brian Whitney
Estimated Completion Time
3 min
Would You Be an Apprentice, Journeyman, or Master Carpenter?
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About This Quiz

Of all the trades out there, and there are quite a few of them, carpentry is arguably the one that people desire to try the most. Whether it be fine homes, a beautiful piece of furniture, or the bookshelf you built in your garage, carpentry skills are all around us.

You need a unique set of skills to be a carpenter. A good carpenter is a sum of many parts. You need to have a mind that is good with mechanics as it is likely you'll be using a lot of power tools. You need to be able to see things spatially, and maybe even enjoy math. You also need a mind that is good with detail; there is no such thing as being off by a little bit when you're a carpenter. If a problem comes up, you need to be the kind of person that can figure out a solution right away. You also need to be in good shape and have excellent communication skills as you're going to need to get along with co-workers as well as customers.

What about you? Do you think you have what it takes to be a carpenter? And if so, would you be an apprentice, journeyman or a master carpenter? Take this quiz, and we'll nail that down for you.

Do you like to work on a team?
No, I can't stand that.
Yes, I need to be on a team to be comfortable.
I can do it, or work by myself.
I guess so.

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Did you build a go-kart growing up?
No, I had better things to do.
No, but I thought about it.
Yes, and it was awesome.
Yes, it came out okay.

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What job would you be good at?
Teacher
Salesman
Artist
Mechanic

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Are you good with a chainsaw?
No, those are dangerous.
I am okay.
Yes, really good.
Those are too loud.

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Do you want to travel for work?
That would be awesome.
I would rather not.
No way
I would travel a little.

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Do you like to dress up?
Yeah, I love it!
Well, I do like casual Fridays.
I will if I have to.
I would rather not.

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Which class sounds most fun?
Sociology
English
Algebra
Geometry

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Are you good at sticking to a budget?
I am awful at that.
I try.
Yes, I am really good at that.
I don't even try.

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How many hours a day do you spend sitting down?
Oh, I don't know. 15?
10
2
5

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Are you a perfectionist?
Honestly, I couldn't care less about perfection.
I am if someone is watching.
I totally am.
Yes, but I am working on it.

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Do you mind being cold?
Obviously
How much would I get paid?
No, the job has to get done.
Yes. I don't own a winter coat.

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Would you say you have an eye for detail?
Can you repeat the question?
On a good day, I do.
Very much so
If I am doing something that interests me, sure.

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Are you good at talking to all sorts of people?
Honestly, I don't like talking to any people.
I do my best.
I would say I am.
Yes, I am a natural born salesman.

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Do you like parties?
I love parties!
Small ones, sure
No, not my scene
For the most part

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How many hours would you like to work a week?
20
40
50
30

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Are you into gaming?
I love gaming.
No, but I used to be.
I don't game at all.
I am trying to cut down on that.

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Who would you be on Star Trek?
Captain Kirk
Dr. McCoy
Mr. Spock
Scottie

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Are you late a lot?
I am always late.
I am late sometimes.
I am always on time.
I am always early.

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Where do you see yourself in 20 years?
Retired and chilling out
Working at a job I hate
Working at a job I love
I am hoping I win the lottery.

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Do you like teaching kids things?
Umm, I don't think I have anything to teach.
Sure, if the kids are respectful.
Yes, I truly enjoy that.
Hmm, what do I get for it?

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Which of these shows is your favorite?
The Hills
Big Brother
House Hunters
Project Runway

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Do you like to work out?
I have no idea I've never done it.
No, but I don't mind it.
I love it.
I do it, but I loathe it.

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Which Olympic Sport would you be best at?
Curling
Gymnastics
Alpine skiing
Soccer

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Which of these things would you be most comfortable doing?
Singing in public
Writing a poem
Creating a sculpture
Acting in a play

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How many close friends do you have?
0-1
4-5
6 or more
2-3

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Do you take orders well?
I refuse to take orders.
If they are done respectfully.
Of course, I am an adult.
Not that well

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Which type of book are you most likely to read?
Romance
Mystery
Memoir
Self-help

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What would you do if you cut yourself?
Pass out
Bandage it up
Ignore it
Scream

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What kind of vehicle do you drive?
A car
SUV
A large truck
A small truck

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Do you mind loud noises?
I can't stand them.
Well, they are a little irritating.
No, I couldn't care less.
What?

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