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So You Want to be a Sheepherder

Are you unafraid of wolves? Does the smell of wet wool seem pleasant? Is standing alone on a hill in the dark of night surrounded by animals your idea of a fun time? Take this quiz to see if you have what it takes to herd sheep.
Average (10 qns)
3033 plays
Henry at Court: Court Officials

Warwick Castle is all abuzz! We are getting ready to attend the King's Christmas Court! I am to go as one of the pages; that means there is a lot I need to know. Let's have a look at the people who are the King's Officials!
Average (10 qns)
Nov 27 16
219 plays
The Dirty, Dangerous Charcoal Maker's Job, 1850

Charcoal burners produced charcoal from wood for iron furnaces, blacksmiths and other industrial uses, in the 19th century. It was a demanding job, requiring skill and strength.
Difficult (10 qns)
Nov 25 16
57 plays
Obsolete Jobs

These obsolete jobs don't have help-wanted signs hanging out anymore, though a few lucky or unlucky people may still be doing them. But they were common 150 to 200 years ago.
Very Easy (10 qns)
Nov 11 16
576 plays
Life on the Erie Canal: "I've Got a Mule..."

They heyday of horses and mules on the Erie Canal in New York State was from the 1830s to the turn of the 20th Century. This quiz is about life on the canal in that era.
Average (10 qns)
Dec 01 16
141 plays
Langoustine Picks or Artichoke Forks

As a waiter who works at a range of different catered affairs, you need to know which utensils you must provide in a wide range of situations. Are you up to it?
Easy (10 qns)
Sep 09 16
327 plays
History's Horrid Jobs

Many of the less pleasant trades and occupations of our ancestors were described by actor Tony Robinson in the Television series 'The Worst jobs in History'. Some of the questions in this quiz are based on this fascinating series.
Difficult (15 qns)
4626 plays
The Ash-Covered Profession of the Blacksmith

The blacksmith, for many centuries, was one of the most important craftsman to be found in cities and towns of all sizes. What do you know about this time honored profession?
Average (10 qns)
663 plays
Archaic Occupations

While reading the Cadfael series by Ellis Peters, I came across medieval occupations. Some I knew, some I did not. So I wondered if my fellow trivialists would enjoy a look back at archaic occupations. I hope you have fun.
Average (10 qns)
1638 plays
The Ghastly Profession of the Executioner

Most countries have had someone who practises the occupation of executioner. He is the one who carries out the legal death sentence that is/was handed down by the king, government or other legal body. What do you know about this long-standing profession?
Average (10 qns)
1395 plays
So You Want to be a Bomb Disposal Technician

Do you thrive in pressure-packed, life-or-death situations? Are you not bothered by loud noises? Can you tell the difference between a red wire and a blue wire? If so, you may have what it takes to be a bomb disposal technician.
Average (10 qns)
2529 plays
A Pub With No Beer

Theft is rampant in the normally idyllic town of Casualville. Deputygary and Lieutenant Leelee are on the case. What could be worse than a pub with no beer? Choose the best answer for the blank.
Easy (10 qns)
4323 plays
Where There's a Wheel, There's Whey

I want to start a dairy and make cheese and butter, but I have no idea how. I live in the mid-nineteenth century US. Can you help me figure out what I'm doing right and wrong, so I can become a good dairy person?
Average (10 qns)
408 plays
Henry Meets The Minstrel

Henry here! My lord, the Earl of Warwick, is hosting a special guest named Blondel the Minstrel. Because learning to sing and dance is part of my duty as a page, I hope to soak up as much information as I can from him!
Average (10 qns)
300 plays
So You Want to be a Desperado

Do people cower in fear when you walk down the street? Would you like them to? If so, you may have what it takes to be a real Old West desperado. Take this quiz to find out.
Average (10 qns)
2628 plays
A Farmer's Life

Farming is the occupation which keeps us all fed; without which we'd all starve. But how aware are you of what goes on behind the scenes? Step into a farmer's shoes and see how much you know.
Average (10 qns)
7032 plays
The Deadly Profession of the Coal Miner

Coal mining has always been a dangerous profession that was not regulated for many years. This is a look at the reality of the coal mining profession for many years.
Average (10 qns)
1035 plays
So You Want to be a Volcanologist

Are you one of those people who, when told "get away from that," walk up to whatever that is and say "Let me see it?" Do you like things that are really hot? If so you may have what it takes to be a volcanologist. Take this quiz to find out.
Average (10 qns)
1338 plays
The Interview

You have seen an advert for your dream job. Now let's see if we can give you a bit of an edge over the competition.
Easy (10 qns)
4605 plays
Obsolete Occupations

Thinking of changing careers? The development of newer technology constantly reshapes the tasks and skills that are required in the workforce. Let's take a quiz and revisit some once popular jobs that are the today's obsolete occupations.
Easy (10 qns)
1281 plays
The Filthy Profession of the Chimney Sweep

There have been many dirty, dangerous jobs, throughout history. Being a chimney sweep is near the top. Let's take a look at this perilous occupation.
Average (10 qns)
1029 plays
The Pest Technician

"I don't call Rat-catching a trade only: I maintain that it is a profession, and one that requires much learning and courage". Ike Matthews 1898
Average (10 qns)
249 plays
Obscure Branches of the Tree of Science

Science includes the study of almost everything on the planet. This is just a short quiz on some of the lesser known branches on this amazing tree of knowledge.
Easy (10 qns)
3030 plays
Perks and Recognition

Match up the occupational field with a prize awarded for excellence in that field.
Average (10 qns)
May 11 16
363 plays
So You Want to Be a Deep Sea Diver

Can you hold your breath a long time? Does being 500 feet under the sea in a metal covered suit weighing hundreds of pounds and attached to a rubber line seem like a pleasant work environment? If so, you may have what it takes to be a deep sea diver.
Average (10 qns)
1236 plays
Your Ancestors Did What?

The aftermath of the Industrial Revolution meant that many of the old occupations could be carried out by machines, whilst others just faded into history. Did your ancestors do any of these jobs?
Difficult (10 qns)
843 plays
Obsolete Occupations

The scientific-technical revolution has destroyed a lot of occupations (while creating new ones). See how many you can recognize.
Difficult (10 qns)
3687 plays
Working Class Hero

Here at the Working Class Hero Employment Agency we find jobs for people who want to be heroes-- while making a living--but don't want to be bitten by radioactive spiders and stuff like that. Come meet ten of our clients.
Average (10 qns)
996 plays
What's My Line? - A Guide to CM/M Occupations

In the CM/M team there are people from many different walks of life. Can you work out what career path these members followed?
Average (10 qns)
1029 plays
So You Want to Be a Snowplow Driver

Was your favorite character in "Airport" Joe Petroni? Does driving over the same stretch of concrete over and over in a bouncing truck sound like a good time? If so, you may have what it takes to be an airport snowplow driver.
Tough (10 qns)
912 plays
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