Would You Thrive in Medieval Times?

By: Teresa M.
Estimated Completion Time
4 min
Would You Thrive in Medieval Times?
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About This Quiz

Do you have what it takes to thrive in medieval times? Let’s face it! Not all of us are cut out to storm castles and raise our own food. Some of us are far better off living by the glow of our screens and monitors and never have to use a chamber pot!

Imagine yourself living by candlelight and working in service to royalty. It’s guaranteed that your current skill set would need to be broad for you to have survived back then. If you’re not used to back-breaking labor, it might have been difficult for you to make it through such tough times when everything was done without the aid of modern technologies. Are you strong enough to support the weight of an armored suit or would a chainmail vest weigh you to the ground?

Pull the hood up on your cloak and tell us how you would respond to living in a visceral world full of swords and dysentery. We’ll let you know if you have what it take to survive, thrive, or kick the bucket in the medieval world. We don’t mind at all if you take the quiz with a turkey leg in hand!

Do you have a green thumb?
I can grow a few things.
I like to plant flowers.
I'm horrible at gardening.
I can grow succulents.

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What would have been your medieval job?
Blacksmith
Clergy
Fish monger
Baker

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Which medieval food sounds tastiest?
Porridge
Cabbage
Meat
Cheese

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Would you make a good swordsman?
I would make a better Ninja.
I would be hard to beat.
Absolutely not!
I guess I would have to find out.

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How do you think you would look in a suit of armor?
I would look dapper.
I would look like a sausage wrapped in aluminum foil.
I would look tough.
I would look hot!

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What part of a medieval woman's outfit would you like to try?
Pelice
Chemise
I wouldn't look good in women's clothing.
Mantle

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Would you be comfortable using a chamber pot?
Gross!
You have to do what you have to do.
I'll do my business where ever I must.
No way!

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How many Renaissance fairs have you attended?
3 or more
2
1
0

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Do you know how to build a fire?
I know how to use fire starter logs.
I'm sure I could figure it out.
I'm an expert at making fire.
I have no idea how to start a fire.

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Which medieval beast sounds the most frightening?
Barnacle Goose
Ettin
Gryllus
Lamia

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Are you good with animals?
I avoid animals.
I'm good with cats.
I'm good with dogs.
Well, I deal with my family.

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Which medieval royal sounds the coolest?
Edward IV
Henry VIII
Edward I
Edward II

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What room would you want to yourself in a medieval castle?
I would want a private spa room.
I would like to have a craft room.
I need a gaming room.
I would want a private lavoratory.

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What kind of medieval shoe are you most likely to wear?
Viking boots
Roman sandals
Banded combat boots
Jackboots

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Would you be able to do any of your current job by candlelight?
I could do most of it by candlelight.
That would be a nightmare.
I could do some of it by candlelight.
No, I need bright lights.

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Could you give up all your devices for a week?
Heck, no!
I could easily do it.
I would struggle with that, but I could do it.
I have no desire to do that.

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How often do you bath?
Once a week
Every other day
Every day
Less than once a week

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Would you like to try jousting?
Jousting is not my style.
It's a lot of fun.
I've jousted with paper towel rolls.
I would be up for trying it.

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Do you own an hooded capes?
I have one.
I have a couple.
I do not own any.
I would love to have one!

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Would you say you are squeamish?
Smells really bother me.
I'm not all that squeamish.
The sight of blood makes me queasy.
Things like spoiled milk make me gag.

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How many children would you like to have?
I'm okay without children.
I would need enough of them to run a farm.
I would like a couple.
I would like a few dozen.

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Could you handle working on a farm?
No, thank you.
I would like to try.
I grew up on a farm.
I think I would be a great farm hand.

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Are you a big wine drinker?
I love wine.
I drink big glasses of wine.
I don't like wine very much.
White wine is okay.

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What would you fill a moat with?
Kayaks
Alligators
Sewer
Lilypads

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What trait would you share with a medieval knight?
Toughness
Loyalty
Fearlessness
Leadership qualities

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What medieval musical instrument would you like to learn?
Lute
Harp
Bladder pipe
Cornamuse

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Which medieval collectible would you like to have hanging on your wall?
Wizard pipe
Excalibur sword
English longbow
Throwing axe

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Do you believe in magic?
No, but I like that song.
I believe there are dark forces that can be trapped.
I believe in Houdini style magic.
I don't rule it out.

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What emblem would you have put on a medieval shield?
Cross
Four-leaf clover
Rainbow
Lion

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Do you carve the turkey at Thanksgiving?
I don't eat meat.
I rip it apart limb by limb.
I have decent turkey carving skills.
I always carve the turkey.

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