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1
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)
deputygary
3054 plays
2
I'll Do That

Local butcher shops are starting to re-appear, with real advantages for consumers. A truly great opportunity for an entrepreneur, here are a few items to think about.
Easy (10 qns)
mlcmlc
Apr 03 17
384 plays
3
Tales of Royal Guards

Historically the Royal Guard consisted of the Best of the Best soldiers in the royal retinue. Let's investigate some of the elite bodyguards for famous rulers of the past. Match the Royal Guard with the leaders' country or empire.
Easy (10 qns)
ponycargirl
Jan 11 17
294 plays
4
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)
looney_tunes
Sep 09 16
417 plays
5
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)
dcpddc478
693 plays
6
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)
picqero
4659 plays
7
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)
dcpddc478
1425 plays
8
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)
shvdotr
1671 plays
9
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)
ponycargirl
Nov 27 16
291 plays
10
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)
dcpddc478
1056 plays
11
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)
Squisher
4410 plays
12
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)
deputygary
2544 plays
13
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)
dcpddc478
1041 plays
14
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)
achernar
7086 plays
15
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)
ponycargirl
309 plays
16
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)
deputygary
2643 plays
17
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)
dcpddc478
3072 plays
18
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)
littlepup
Dec 01 16
189 plays
19
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)
littlepup
420 plays
20
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)
deputygary
1344 plays
21
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)
StarStruck60
4644 plays
22
The Trivial Profession of Court Jester

Okay, I admit it, the title is a pun. Just look at the Fun Trivia avatar at the top of the page! This will be the second in a series of unusual professions that are not seen today. Have fun with the quiz and let me entertain you!
Average (10 qns)
dcpddc478
936 plays
23
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)
adam36
1359 plays
24
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)
ponycargirl
258 plays
25
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)
littlepup
Nov 11 16
750 plays
26
Grime and Reason

The next time you want to complain about your job you might want to think about getting up daily to go to these occupations. Here are ten questions about a variety of unpleasant occupations, some more commonplace than others.
Average (10 qns)
dcpddc478
546 plays
27
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)
romeomikegolf
846 plays
28
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)
catamount
3699 plays
29
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)
deputygary
1008 plays
30
Perks and Recognition

Match up the occupational field with a prize awarded for excellence in that field.
Average (10 qns)
chessart
May 11 16
375 plays
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