What’s Your 18th-Century Job?

By: Jennifer Post
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About This Quiz

Many of the things that are made by machines and factories today were made by hand back in the 18th century. While as a society, we are slowly getting back to the times of making things from scratch and putting more care into the items we use and the food we consume, we have found efficient ways to do so thanks to technological advances. That was not the case in the 1700s. 

Have you ever thought about why items from back then are so valuable if found intact? It's because making them was such an art. The next time you go to a yard sale, and they have those milky glass jars, remember they're called apothecary jars. Did you know that was a profession? Those jars once probably held medicine.

Jobs are cool now, but the jobs back in the 18th century sound way more awesome. Getting to work with your hands and seeing your project through from start to finish without it spending time in a 3D printer or on a conveyor belt must have been so rewarding. Take a trip back in time and see which job you would have had in the 18th century by taking this quiz! 

Do you care about being nice to customers?

When you have a few extra minutes, what do you like to do?

If you were to pick a charity to donate your hard earned money to, what kind of charity would it be?

Do you think you would thrive in a typical 9 to 5 job or something more flexible?

Thinking of your life as a whole, what has made you feel the most accomplished?

If you wanted to make a piece of furniture by hand, what's the first thing you would do?

Do you easily lose patience with things?

After months of hard work, how do you want to spend your vacation days?

Would you rather have a high end camera for photography or an expensive computer for research?

Do you enjoy educating others on something you consider yourself an expert?

When you have things you want to get off your chest, do you write them down or talk to someone?

Research is a big part of many jobs. Is it something you enjoy?

You're heading into the weekend and your friend is throwing a little party. How do you normally act at parties?

Do you need to be the center of attention?

Is it your goal to be a master in your field?

If you could meet any successful professional from your lifetime to ask for advice, who would it be?

Do you think you have the leadership qualities necessary to be the boss of other people?

After putting in a long day at the office, what's the first thing you want to do when you get home?

Look 10 years into the future. What do you see?

Are you more of a detective or a bystander?

How much time do you give yourself to get ready before heading off to work?

What was the most common comment about your at parent/teacher conferences?

Did you have be told numerous times to clean your room when you were younger?

Is real life more fun and rewarding than you thought it would be at this stage?

What are your plans for retirement?

Do you often make plans just to break them when it comes to time to act on them?

In whatever century it may be, would you work better alone or on a team?

If something in your home broke, would you fix it yourself or bring someone in?

Would you rather live an easy and satisfying life or spend years perfecting your craft?

Where do you think advances and discoveries in space are going?

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