What Would Your Medieval Job Be?

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Heather Cahill

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About This Quiz

If we had the ability to time travel, we would have the answers to many questions. We wouldn't just know more about the world in general; we could also find out a thing or two about ourselves. Whether we lived past lives or we actually traveled to the past to stay, we would all have jobs as we do today. Have you ever wondered what your job would be if you lived in the past?

The medieval period is considered to be from about 400 A.D. to the late 1400s. These years offered many ways to make money. Many were even very similar to our jobs today. While some medieval jobs are almost unheard of today, such as cobblers, there were bakers and even carpenters, just as we have today. Did you know that there were even organizations similar to our unions today? In the Middle Ages, they were more commonly known as guilds, but many helped workers by determining good practices and setting out wages for those in the trade.

Are you ready to dig into what you would be best at in the Middle Ages? Then hop into the time machine and find out if you'd work for the royals or set off on your own!

You’re in a new town. What’s the first thing you do?

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There have been so many different kingdoms throughout history. Which empire would you have liked to live in?

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Not everyone enjoys social interaction all of the time! Are you a people person?

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If you went back in time to the Middle Ages, what modern luxury do you think you’d miss?

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Think of your daily routine. What is the most important part of your day?

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Time to choose where you would make your home. Where would you live in medieval times?

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Each one symbolizes something different. What color would you have painted your medieval house?

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Do you enjoy working with your hands, or is office work more your style?

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Which of the following medieval games would you like to try?

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Every job has its stress levels, but how stressed do you get at work on a typical day?

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How sympathetic are you when it comes to the problems of other people in your life?

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Of the following, which would you say you're the best at providing?

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Maybe you're a big spender, or maybe you love saving all of that dough. What would you rather spend money on?

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Would you ever take on an apprentice or trainee to mentor in your current job?

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Your boss wants to send you on an overseas assignment. Will you go?

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It might be hard for you to choose, but what Middle Ages artifact fascinates you most?

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Do you find that your workday passes by quickly, or does it drag on?

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You're finally done with work for the day. How do you wind down after a long day at work?

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This simple task can really make you stand out from the crowd! How early do you arrive at work?

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How would you have gone to and from work in the Middle Ages?

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The people of the time had some interesting words. Of the following, what’s your favorite medieval word?

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Which of these animals taken to court in the Middle Ages is your favorite?

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While we have "piggy banks," they were once called "pyggs." Where would you hide your pygg from thieves?

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Which Middle Ages fashion would you like to try, out of the following?

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This is a big decision at any time in history: Would you have married or had children if you lived in medieval times?

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Who would you say fascinates you the most in history?

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Can you pick just one crown from the Middle Ages that you would wear?

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There are so many elaborate castles to choose from. Which castle from history do you wish you could work in?

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You've made it to your job interview. How do you stand out from an interview crowd?

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If you worked directly for the royal family, which job do you think you would be best at?

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