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156 Occupational quizzes and 2,184 Occupational trivia questions.
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1.
Look What I Made
  Look What I Made!   best quiz  
Photo Match
 12 Qns
Match the Occupations
Each of these twelve items was made (at some point in time) by one of these occupations. Match the occupation to the item that they traditionally make.
Very Easy, 12 Qns, trident, Aug 13 23
Very Easy
trident editor
Aug 13 23
1050 plays
2.
  Done and Dusted   great trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Occupations "Below Stairs"
There was time when "going into service" was an accepted career path, and the staff "below stairs" would often serve the family "upstairs" faithfully for a lifetime. Here we look at some of these folk, who made sure work was done and surfaces dusted.
Easier, 10 Qns, spanishliz, Jun 10 23
Easier
spanishliz editor
Jun 10 23
598 plays
3.
Family Occupation
  Family Occupation   popular trivia quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
I am going to take you on a tour of some of my friends and family's homes. You need to try to figure out what their occupation is. Look at the tools of the trade for a hint as to what their occupation is.
Easier, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, Jul 12 17
Easier
dcpddc478
Jul 12 17
2677 plays
4.
Comply or Die
  Comply or Die    
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
There are many dangerous occupations, and many accidents happen annually. Fortunately most on-the-job accidents are not fatal. Here are ten occupations that have been classed as potentially hazardous.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, mlcmlc, Jul 31 18
Very Easy
mlcmlc gold member
Jul 31 18
1302 plays
5.
  What Would the Wood Do?   top quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
In this Commission 70 quiz, you can't see the Wood for the trees. You need to find the correct person called Wood and match it to what the Wood does (and ignore the trees). Good Luck!
Easier, 10 Qns, 1nn1, May 19 22
Easier
1nn1 gold member
May 19 22
394 plays
6.
  Help Me Get A Job Please!   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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 with your Curriculum Vitae (a detailed resume).
Easier, 10 Qns, StarStruck60, Feb 10 19
Easier
StarStruck60
Feb 10 19
5495 plays
7.
  Going Going Gone   best quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
In the U.S. auctioneers speak a language that is somewhat difficult to understand! Amidst all their jargon they do include terms are important to know. "Going Going Gone" means an item is about to be sold. See if you match the other terms!
Very Easy, 10 Qns, ponycargirl, Apr 17 18
Very Easy
ponycargirl editor
Apr 17 18
1215 plays
8.
  Workplace Safety   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I'll bet you probably know someone who works in a factory. If so, I'll also bet they are required to wear some protective items to prevent them from getting injured. See if you can pick out the correct gear to use.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, ralzzz, Feb 24 14
Very Easy
ralzzz gold member
3464 plays
9.
So Long Frank Lloyd Wright
  So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright   top quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Here are ten famous architects and their works for you to construct from the clues given. Have fun!
Average, 10 Qns, Creedy, Jul 13 13
Average
Creedy gold member
1072 plays
10.
  A Farmer's Life   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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, Jan 10 17
Average
achernar
7923 plays
trivia question Quick Question
Whose job is it to shoot people who've been down the aisle?

From Quiz "Alternative Job Descriptions"




11.
The Pest Technician
  The Pest Technician   popular trivia quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
"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, Oct 17 22
Average
ponycargirl editor
Oct 17 22
752 plays
12.
  A Tricky Little Trade    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
There are hundreds of niche jobs out there from which to choose. But what will you call yourself when you describe your choice to people? See if you can match the unusual occupational descriptions to the jobs that bestow them.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, suzidunc, May 15 21
Very Easy
suzidunc
May 15 21
827 plays
13.
  So You Want to be a Sheepherder   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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, Nov 15 10
Average
deputygary
3517 plays
14.
  Jobs Once Part of Everyday Life   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
These ten jobs were once very much a part of everyday life in times gone by in England and sometimes the United States. How many do you know? Have fun.
Average, 10 Qns, Creedy, Jan 25 23
Average
Creedy gold member
Jan 25 23
834 plays
15.
  Hairdressing   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
As a qualified stylist, clients often want to know why I do things a certain way. Hopefully this quiz will give you a better idea.
Easier, 10 Qns, Scooby55, Jul 28 13
Easier
Scooby55
3820 plays
16.
  Obscure Branches of the Tree of Science   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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.
Easier, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, Nov 03 09
Easier
dcpddc478
3873 plays
17.
  Henry at Court: Court Officials   top quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
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
Average
ponycargirl editor
804 plays
18.
  Working Women    
Match Quiz
 15 Qns
Match the primary occupation to the correct woman.
Easier, 15 Qns, nyirene330, Dec 16 19
Easier
nyirene330
Dec 16 19
662 plays
19.
  I'll Do That    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
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.
Easier, 10 Qns, mlcmlc, Apr 04 17
Easier
mlcmlc gold member
1145 plays
20.
  What Do You Think You're Doing with That?   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
As Mayor of Funville I decided to stop by and visit some local businesses. I learned about all these wonderful tools, but I am somewhat scatter-brained. Now I can't remember who did what. Can you help me?
Easier, 10 Qns, Dalivore, Jan 29 13
Easier
Dalivore
2879 plays
21.
  So You Want to Be a Snowplow Driver   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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.
Average, 10 Qns, deputygary, May 10 08
Average
deputygary
1298 plays
22.
  The Deadly Profession of the Coal Miner   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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, Jun 21 11
Average
dcpddc478
1621 plays
23.
  The Filthy Profession of the Chimney Sweep   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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, Mar 31 20
Average
dcpddc478
Mar 31 20
1508 plays
24.
  So You Want to be a Volcanologist   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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, Aug 11 17
Average
deputygary
Aug 11 17
1769 plays
25.
  Shuffleton's Barbershop    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
This quiz was inspired by the "Not Quite Works of Art" Challenge from the Author Lounge and Norman Rockwell's "Shuffleton's Barbershop". Can you match the items found in a barber's shop?
Very Easy, 10 Qns, mlcmlc, Dec 15 19
Very Easy
mlcmlc gold member
Dec 15 19
465 plays
26.
  All About Welding    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
What do you know about welding? Take my quiz if you think you may be interested in welding, or if already a welder, how much do you know? I hope you enjoy it!
Average, 10 Qns, Rawhide13, Sep 28 18
Average
Rawhide13
Sep 28 18
2318 plays
27.
  The Glass Ceiling    
Match Quiz
 15 Qns
Match the job with the woman who was the first to shatter the glass ceiling in their field. Quiz title came from Zorba_scank.
Easier, 15 Qns, pennie1478, Sep 05 19
Easier
pennie1478 gold member
Sep 05 19
405 plays
28.
  Famous Nurses   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Test your knowledge on these wonderful nurses. You may be surprised just who were nurses and what they contributed to the field.
Average, 10 Qns, heavensarrow, Aug 31 14
Average
heavensarrow gold member
2358 plays
29.
  So You Want to be a Bomb Disposal Technician   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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, Feb 21 17
Average
deputygary
2925 plays
30.
  So You Want to Be a Vet Tech?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is an occupational quiz about Veterinary Technicians. (The quiz is based on USA information)
Average, 10 Qns, MyGirl2000, Jan 10 17
Average
MyGirl2000
935 plays
31.
  Where There's a Wheel, There's Whey   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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, Nov 14 14
Average
littlepup
608 plays
32.
  The Ghastly Profession of the Executioner   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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, May 02 21
Average
dcpddc478
May 02 21
1917 plays
33.
  Grime and Reason   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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, Feb 06 15
Average
dcpddc478
937 plays
34.
  Finders   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Indiana Jones eat your heart out, these guys were real. Match the archaeologist/treasure hunter with their achievement.
Average, 10 Qns, pollucci19, Feb 02 19
Average
pollucci19 gold member
Feb 02 19
287 plays
35.
  Non-Destructive Testing   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Non-destructive testing (NDT) is an industrial inspection technique to verify the usability of an item without having to take apart, destroy or otherwise damage an item. This quiz will explore different techniques of performing NDT inspections.
Average, 10 Qns, ralzzz, Aug 14 09
Average
ralzzz gold member
781 plays
36.
  Life as a Librarian    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I work as a librarian in an academic library, and wanted to write a quiz to show what a varied and interesting job it can be - we don't just stamp books!
Easier, 10 Qns, al99, May 10 16
Easier
al99
956 plays
37.
  Working Class Hero   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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, Dec 25 09
Average
deputygary
1366 plays
38.
So You Want To Be a Forklift Operator
  So, You Want To Be a Forklift Operator?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Could YOU pass the first stages of a licence test? Forklift operation relies mainly on common sense. These questions deal with basic safety. Thanks to deputygary for the idea.
Easier, 10 Qns, madkeen4, Apr 11 11
Easier
madkeen4
2238 plays
39.
  What's My Line? - A Guide to CM/M Occupations   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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, jules44, Nov 14 10
Average
jules44
1498 plays
40.
  Perks and Recognition   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Match up the occupational field with a prize awarded for excellence in that field.
Average, 10 Qns, chessart, May 11 16
Average
chessart gold member
491 plays
41.
  Speed of Sound   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Not all of the people in this quiz flew at the speed of sound, but they all have a connection to aviation. The quiz is predominantly UK/European based.
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Sep 11 10
Average
rossian editor
340 plays
42.
  So You Want to Be a Deep Sea Diver   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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, deputygary, Sep 08 07
Average
deputygary
1438 plays
43.
  Come Dance with Me   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is about famous dancers and choreographers. I'll tell you a little about them, and you'll tell me who they are. Okay, on your toes....
Tough, 10 Qns, Cymruambyth, Feb 03 18
Tough
Cymruambyth gold member
Feb 03 18
411 plays
44.
  Courtesans and Prostitutes   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
If they entertain a king, they are called courtesans, but if they walk the street or advertise online they are prostitutes. What do you know about the oldest profession?
Tough, 10 Qns, Rehaberpro, Jun 02 23
Tough
Rehaberpro
Jun 02 23
2065 plays
45.
  Occupations 1    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz seeks another name for some common jobs. Good luck.
Average, 10 Qns, steiny1, Feb 18 15
Average
steiny1
8265 plays
46.
  Legendary Film Directors   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz features film directors from around the world and their films.
Average, 10 Qns, flwrchyld, May 03 18
Average
flwrchyld
May 03 18
667 plays
47.
  So You Want to be a Steeplejack   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Are you someone who might enjoy dangling from a tall building attached to a flimsy rope, nothing below you but air, while you try to use big, heavy tools? Really? Then you might have what it takes to be a steeplejack. Take this quiz and find out.
Average, 10 Qns, deputygary, Oct 09 07
Average
deputygary
985 plays
48.
  Know Your Types of Engineers    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Do you know the job description of each type of engineer? Well, find out and take this quiz!
Average, 10 Qns, merendino987, Apr 21 13
Average
merendino987
1537 plays
49.
  Yours Truly, It's Yours    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The regulars in the Author Chat Lounge have applied for new jobs, and received the hoped for letters saying 'Yours Truly, It's Yours'. Can you work out which jobs they have landed?
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, May 05 10
Average
rossian editor
1120 plays
50.
  These Women "Broke The Gender Barrier"    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All of these ladies achieved a first for women. Can you identify in which activity they became the first to break the gender barrier?
Average, 10 Qns, zambesi, Jan 11 17
Average
zambesi
475 plays
51.
  The Not-So-Wonderful World of Work    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Humorist Sam Ewing said "Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at all." The following quiz is about different occupations. Can you identify them?
Average, 10 Qns, snediger, Nov 16 11
Average
snediger
731 plays
52.
  Mary Seacole   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Mary Seacole ... Have you heard the name? Enjoy learning more about this famous nurse.
Average, 10 Qns, zonko, May 30 14
Average
zonko
363 plays
53.
  Care to Be an Air Travel Agent?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Ever thought of becoming an Air Travel Agent, making air reservations for people? Doing this quiz you will learn about different sides to the trade. I still find it an interesting job to do. See what you conclude after this short introduction to the job
Tough, 10 Qns, Esther74, Oct 27 19
Tough
Esther74
Oct 27 19
795 plays
54.
  A Few Minor Corrections: Famous Female Editors   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Although most of these American women are better known for other accomplishments, they each wielded the editor's blue pencil at one time or another. I surmise that they found it both challenging and rewarding.
Average, 10 Qns, LilahDeDah, Nov 29 06
Average
LilahDeDah
647 plays
55.
  Alternative Job Descriptions    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I give you an unusual description of a job. You select the correct job title.
Average, 10 Qns, suomy, Apr 26 15
Average
suomy
637 plays
56.
  Fixing Problems - Heroes Who Fixed Common Problems    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Heroes come in all types. This quiz salutes people who have fixed common problems that have plagued humanity over the years.
Average, 10 Qns, malidog, Jan 10 17
Average
malidog gold member
414 plays
57.
  The Superstitious Occupation of the Sailor    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is yet another quiz in my series of occupational quizzes. The sailors of the past and the present are often very superstitious people. Let's see what you know about these men of the sea.
Average, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, Apr 03 13
Average
dcpddc478
524 plays
58.
  Occupational Therapy    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is about the great field of occupational therapy. How much do you know about this growing field?
Tough, 10 Qns, kynli, Jan 03 19
Tough
kynli
Jan 03 19
2012 plays
59.
  Nice Work, If You Can Get It!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Some people have all the luck! They have a job that seems a whole lot more interesting than my boring job! Take this quiz and see if you agree!
Average, 10 Qns, Giniw, Mar 04 14
Average
Giniw
820 plays
60.
  So You Want to be a Boy Scout Leader?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is about the various programs and procedures of the Boy Scouts of America.
Average, 10 Qns, wjames, Nov 11 13
Average
wjames gold member
290 plays
61.
  The Dying Profession of Pearl Diving    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Pearl diving is an occupation that is filled with myth and misinformation. It is also an occupation that is quickly disappearing. Learn all about it when you take this gem of a quiz.
Average, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, May 26 10
Average
dcpddc478
356 plays
62.
  It's a Living    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is about people of note, and the jobs they performed. Some answers will be obvious, provided you are familiar with the person. Some answers, however, will refer to an occupation the person had before they became famous.
Tough, 10 Qns, AlienBay, Apr 29 09
Tough
AlienBay
1489 plays
63.
  The Thyme Keepers    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
How many of these people, all Michelin starred chefs and known for keeping a few herbs in their pantry, do you know?
Average, 10 Qns, 480154st, Mar 18 19
Average
480154st gold member
Mar 18 19
270 plays
64.
  So You Want To Be A Forms Analyst    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The forms analyst is responsible for making sure that the forms people use every day are designed for efficiency and cost-effectiveness. Here are ten questions about what the forms analyst has to know to do the job.
Tough, 10 Qns, cag1970, Dec 30 08
Tough
cag1970
409 plays
65.
  Imma Be ...    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Imma be on the next level, Imma be rockin' over that bass treble. While you may not be as successful as The Black Eyed Peas, see if you can figure out what these people with strange occupational names are going to be doing.
Average, 10 Qns, geniusonwheels, Nov 21 10
Average
geniusonwheels
566 plays
66.
  Professional Carpet Cleaner    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is based on the steam cleaning method and my 2 1/2 years experience with a nationally known carpet cleaning company.
Average, 10 Qns, fertigline, Jul 24 07
Average
fertigline
1689 plays
67.
  Can't Buy Me Love    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
So goes the song, but throughout history many men have done exactly that. How many of these famous practitioners of "the oldest profession" can you remember?
Tough, 10 Qns, Rowena8482, Nov 21 20
Tough
Rowena8482 gold member
Nov 21 20
595 plays
68.
  The Guy with the Stick    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I used to work for a Land Surveyor. When I told people what I did, they would say, "Oh! You're the guy with the stick!" Yep, I was the guy with the stick.
Tough, 10 Qns, sir67, Jan 20 07
Tough
sir67
817 plays
69.
  Here Comes the Judge    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All rise and identify these famous American judges.
Average, 10 Qns, Helene61, Feb 27 14
Average
Helene61
313 plays
70.
  The Role of the A.I. Technician    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Let's have a look at this area of specialist work and some of what's behind being an artificial insemination (AI) technician, also known as an artificial breeding technician. The focus of this quiz is on the AI of livestock rather than people.
Average, 10 Qns, suomy, Apr 21 15
Average
suomy
162 plays
71.
  Seemingly Simple Jobs    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
You may think the following occupations are easy, safe, and clean, but you're wrong! Here are ten occupations that may seem any of the above, but are some of the most dangerous, dirtiest, and toughest jobs out there. Good luck, and enjoy!
Tough, 10 Qns, aya3098, Jan 02 15
Tough
aya3098
1160 plays
72.
  How Many Career Paths Can YOU Take?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Tired of your job? Why not take a different career path? Or finding for a job? Or do you just want to get some extra knowledge? Answer ten questions, each one on one different occupation.
Average, 10 Qns, slakedphoenix, Jan 30 19
Average
slakedphoenix
Jan 30 19
1208 plays
73.
  Salon Secrets: A Day in the Life of a Nail Tech    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I'm sure most of you know what it's like to visit a nail salon. Why don't you try working in one? How good is your salon employee etiquette? Take my quiz and find out! All questions are based on North Carolina State Board of Cosmetology.
Difficult, 10 Qns, QuizBrit, Oct 16 09
Difficult
QuizBrit
486 plays
74.
  General Oilpatch Trivia    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
I'm sure that most of you have seen, or at least heard about oil and gas drilling rigs. Well, here's a little trivia about them.
Tough, 15 Qns, DelGriffith, Jul 20 04
Tough
DelGriffith
674 plays

Occupational Trivia Questions

1. Which former mentor to Gordon Ramsay had an unsurpassed 31 Michelin stars during his career before his death in 2018?

From Quiz
The Thyme Keepers

Answer: Joel Robuchon

Robuchon was a genius in the kitchen and also mentored Michelin star winners Eric Ripert and Michael Caines in addition to Ramsay. He owned a string of restaurants across the world, including "Jamin" in Paris, considered by many to be the world's best restaurant and famed for winning a Michelin star each year in its first three years of operation.

2. What was once a rather smelly part of the work of the British Groom of the Stool?

From Quiz Jobs Once Part of Everyday Life

Answer: Wiping the Monarch's bottom

The Groom of the Stool, you could say, had the pooiest royal job imaginable. His work was to help the ruling English king - and they were mostly kings back when this job existed - by wiping his regal bottom after His Majesty had just performed his royal excretions. This work also involved helping the king to bath and so on. Unpleasant as the job sounds, but because of the level of the intimacy involved in this work, the king usually placed a lot of confidence in his royal wiper. Over time of course, as is human nature at such close quarters, the groom was privy to many secrets of the king, and so, in fact, became a quite powerful figure at court. By the time of King Henry VII, his groom of the stool had become such a trusted official, that he helped the king decide on fiscal policies. This became known as the "chamber system". The position of the royal wiper was more or less abandoned under Queen Victoria (the very idea!) even though her husband and eldest son - while still a prince - availed themselves of a form of it. However, when Edward took the throne (pardon the pun) as King Edward VII, the role of groom of the stool was scrapped altogether.

3. Who was the first woman elected to the position of President of the United Nations General Assembly?

From Quiz These Women "Broke The Gender Barrier"

Answer: Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit

Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit (1900-1990) was an Indian diplomat and politician. She was the sister of Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India. Vijaya became President of the United Nations General Assembly in 1953. Sirimavo Bandaranaike (1916-2000) was the first female to became the head of government when she became the Prime Minister of Ceylon in 1960. Jeanette Rankin (1880-1973) was the first woman to hold a national office in the United States when she was elected to the House of Representatives in 1916 by the state of Montana. Regina Jonas (1902-1944) was the first woman to be ordained as a rabbi in 1935. She was arrested by the Gestapo in November 1942 and she died in Auschwitz Concentration camp in October 1944.

4. Whose job is it to shoot people who've been down the aisle?

From Quiz Alternative Job Descriptions

Answer: Wedding photographer

The shooting being done here is the taking of pictures or video. The wedding photography business is perhaps the mainstay of most photography studios. In the 19th century, technology meant formal photos tended to be taken in studios. It was only after the Second World War that photographs during the wedding became the norm. Today's wedding photography falls somewhere between traditional, posed photos and the candid images of photo journalism.

5. Modern artificial insemination of animals started in Russia around 1899. During which decade did the commercial practice of artificial insemination of animals start?

From Quiz The Role of the A.I. Technician

Answer: 1930s

Ilya Ivanov was a Russian artificial insemination pioneer. Sponsored initially by the Russian royal family to work with horses, he expanded his work to other livestock. He also experimented with interspecific hybridisation. Controversially he attempted to create a human-ape hybrid. A Dane, who had studied in Russia, set up the first co-operative for AI in Denmark during 1933. This in turn led to commercial AI operations being establish in the US during the 1930s. The job of the artificial insemination technician is therefore a relatively modern creation.

6. As an adult Scout leader, you need to complete various training topics. One of the most important is YPT, done online at least every two years. What is "YPT"?

From Quiz So You Want to be a Boy Scout Leader?

Answer: Youth Protection Training

Youth Protection Training covers the various BSA policies and procedures to keep kids safe and to keep adults out of situations where they could be unfairly accused of wrongdoing. YPT has to be completed before being accepted as a Scout leader and periodically thereafter in order to remain as one.

7. This judge became famous by giving the Oath of Office to a President of the United States aboard Air Force One.

From Quiz Here Comes the Judge

Answer: Sarah T. Hughes

Judge Sarah T. Hughes (1896-1985) had served in the Texas State Legislature. In 1961, President Kennedy appointed her as a judge. Then on November 22, 1963, Judge Hughes was called and administered the Oath of Office to the new president, Lyndon Baines Johnson, aboard Air Force One.

8. What was the job of the sailor in the "crow's nest"?

From Quiz The Superstitious Occupation of the Sailor

Answer: Working as a lookout

The crow's nest was a platform, basket or barrel that was located on the upper part of the main mast of large sailing ships. It was his job to watch out for other ships, land on the horizon, icebergs, and often for aquatic prey such as whales. For centuries real crows were carried on ship to help with navigation. It was believed that if you were lost, you could release a crow from the crow's nest and he would fly directly to the closest land. This is the origin of the phrase "as the crow flies", meaning the most direct route.

9. Some jobs are stressful and require certain types of people to work them. What worker characteristic would NOT be good for a good Vet Tech?

From Quiz So You Want to Be a Vet Tech?

Answer: a desire for plenty of free time

It is a must for Veterinary Technicians to enjoy working with animals at almost anytime the veterinary doctor is on call or on duty. The Vet Tech assists the veterinary doctor with a number of medical needs for animals. The Vet Tech is often needed on an on call basis.

10. The first person I visited was Bob. He showed me a tool called a periodontal curette, but what's Bob's occupation?

From Quiz What Do You Think You're Doing with That?

Answer: Dentist

Periodontal curettes are those "wonderful" scraping tools the dentist uses to remove tartar from your gum line.

11. In the world of coal mining what was a putter? (Don't think golf)

From Quiz The Deadly Profession of the Coal Miner

Answer: Child worker who pushed trucks of coal

Coal mining was and is a dangerous job that did make use of children at one time. A "putter" was a child who pushed trucks of coal through mine tunnels. A "trapper" was a child who sat in the dark and opened and closed wooden doors to allow air into the mine. These children often worked 18 hour days and rarely saw daylight. In 1824, laws in Europe and North America began to be passed preventing women and children under the age of 10 from working in coal mines. By the turn of the 20th century the minimum age had been changed to 13. In many parts of the world children were, and still are, used in mining due to their small size and the fact that they're cheap labor.

12. Imma be an apiarian. Imma be ...

From Quiz Imma Be ...

Answer: keeping bees

An apiarian is someone who keeps bees. An 'apiary' is a place to keep bees. Noted apiarians would be Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherlock Holmes.

13. Way back in the fifth century BC, Pericles had a son by a woman called Aspasia. She was wealthy, well educated, and a courtesan. What word is used for women like Aspasia, who were the closest thing to "women's libbers" in Ancient Greece?

From Quiz Can't Buy Me Love

Answer: Hetaerae

Hetaerae (singular Hetaera) were very much the 'upper class escorts' of their day, rather like geishas in Japan. They were often extremely well educated and wealthy, much more so than ordinary women at that time. They were independent of men and could even own property; mistresses of important, powerful men could wield influence in their own right, too. Aspasia has been the subject of much scholarly debate over the years, given that Pericles 'fell from grace', was an object of ridicule, and was 'put down' by chroniclers who came after him. She was also recorded as the courtesan consort of Lysicles, after the death of Pericles.

14. Which European country had an official executioner until the death penalty was outlawed in 1981?

From Quiz The Ghastly Profession of the Executioner

Answer: France

Marcel Chevalier was France's last official executioner. Chevalier started in his chosen field in 1958. He performed over 40 executions. He carried out the last 2 executions in France. The method used was the guillotine. He had been preparing his son for the position of chief executioner when the death penalty was outlawed in France in 1981. He was the fifth member of his family to hold the position of chief executioner.

15. Kyleisalive, being young and active, has landed a job as a 'sticker-up'. With which traditional pub game is this associated?

From Quiz Yours Truly, It's Yours

Answer: Skittles

The 'sticker' or 'sticker-up' is the person who has to reset the skittles after they've been knocked down, and clear loose ones from the alley. Skittles is played in many pubs, and usually has only nine pins. These are widely spaced and it is possible for the ball (wooden) to go through the middle without knocking down any skittles. Failing to hit any pins with all three balls is known as a 'beaver' and leads to much ridicule. Kyle may be disappointed to find that the usual pay is free beer and tips, but on the other hand, maybe not.

16. One of the major dangers in pearl diving was drowning due to what effect?

From Quiz The Dying Profession of Pearl Diving

Answer: Deep water blackout

The symptoms of deep water blackout include cerebral hypoxia and a loss of the instinctual need to breathe. Blackout occurs usually within five feet or three meters from the surface during ascent. Even seasoned divers are susceptible. Hyperthermia is the condition of being too hot. Depth disorientation is not a valid medical term. Nitrogen narcosis is associated with scuba or deep sea diving. It occurs when using deep water diving equipment and is also known as the bends.

17. Despite the relative brevity of their career, this dance team revolutionized ballroom dancing in the early 20th century. Who were they?

From Quiz Come Dance with Me

Answer: Vernon and Irene Castle

Vernon and Irene Castle were celebrity darlings in the first two decades of the twentieth century. Vernon, who was born Vernon Blyth in Norwich, England, in 1887, emigrated to the US in 1906 and joined his sister and brother-in-law in the theatre. He was a dancing comedian in Lew Field's review. Irene (1893-1969) and Vernon met at the New Rochelle Rowing Club in 1910. Irene, who had theatrical ambitions of her own, was the daughter of a prominent physician and her parents did not approve of either her ambitions or of Vernon. Despite her parents' opposition, the couple married in 1911 and set sail for Paris to appear in a short-lived show there as dancers. The show might have flopped, but Vernon and Irene were a hit and were offered a contract by the celebrated Café de Paris. They became instant stars and the rage of Paris. On their return to the US in 1912 Vernon and Irene went about cementing their celebrity status. They starred on Broadway in hit show after hit show, they opened a chain of ballroom dancing schools and a nightclub, endorsed any number of products, including the Victrola gramophone, and became fashion icons. In the latter category, Irene led the way to shorter skirts for women (her clothes were copied everywhere) and bobbed hair (the Irene Castle Bob encouraged women all over the world to cut off their long tresses for the freedom of shorter hair). The couple introduced the Tango to worldwide audiences, and also introduced their own signature dance the "Castle Walk", the" Turkey Trot" and the oddly-named "Grizzly Bear". Moreover, they made 'close dancing' respectable, and dancing cheek-to-cheek was no longer considered scandalous! When the Great War broke out in 1914, Vernon and Irene took part in benefits for the European war effort, and Vernon eventually returned to England to join the Royal Flying Corps. After flying several missions over France and scoring two 'downs' of enemy planes, he was awarded the French Croix de Guerre. A wound put paid to his stint as a combat pilot and he was transferred to Canada as a flying instructor. When the US entered the war in 1917, he was sent to Texas to train American pilots. He was killed in a crash during a training flight on February 15, 1918. In 1939 RKO Pictures made 'The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle', starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Irene acted as consultant for the project and it is one of the few film biographies that is relatively faithful to the events it depicts. However, when Walter Brennan was cast as the Foote family servant, Walter, who became general factotum in the Castle household when Irene and Vernon married, Irene was most upset. She pointed out most emphatically that Walter was black! Hollywood at that time was not nearly as advanced in its understanding of equality as Vernon and Irene had been. The Castles were the first to appoint a black musical director for their shows, with an orchestra made up of musicians from a variety of ethnic backgrounds, and their agent/manager was openly lesbian in an era when gays were ostracized by society. With regard to the other choices: Fred and Adele didn't make their Broadway debut until 1917, Fred and Ginger didn't dance together until 1933, and Marge and Gower Champion weren't even born when Vernon Castle was killed.

18. What do you call the branch of zoology that deals only with fish?

From Quiz Obscure Branches of the Tree of Science

Answer: ichthyology

Ichthyology is the study of fish, their eating habits, breeding practices, and where they are located. It is a small branch of of oceanography which deals with the ocean and all its life and its role in the world.

19. How many education hours must be completed before a student can take the State Board of Cosmetology exam?

From Quiz Salon Secrets: A Day in the Life of a Nail Tech

Answer: 300

Students are required to complete 300 hours of education before they are eligible for the State Board. This normally takes two to four months based on part-time or full-time status.

20. This type of engineer will determine the most effective ways to use the basic factors of production (people, machines, materials, information, and energy) to make a product or provide a service.

From Quiz Know Your Types of Engineers

Answer: Industrial Engineer

Industrial engineers carefully study the product requirements and design manufacturing and information systems to meet those requirements with the help of mathematical methods and models.

21. Richard Gere plays Edward Lewis, a prominent businessman. Julia Roberts plays Vivian Ward, a prostitute. Together they find romance. What was this movie?

From Quiz Courtesans and Prostitutes

Answer: Pretty Woman

Gary Marshall's deft direction makes this a charming and watchable film. Roy Orbison's "Pretty Woman" sets the mood.

22. During normal forklift operation, where is the correct position to carry a load?

From Quiz So, You Want To Be a Forklift Operator?

Answer: low to the ground.

All loads should be carried as low to the ground as possible, this provides both a low centre of gravity for the forklift and the load, better stability and better vision for the forklift operator.

23. What nurse that shares a last name with a small passerine bird is perhaps one of the most famous nurses of all times? During the Crimean War she advocated hygiene.

From Quiz Famous Nurses

Answer: Florence Nightingale

Florence Nightingale (1820-1910) was a British pioneer during the Crimean War. She witnessed the horrific conditions suffered by the wounded in the hospital on the Bosporus (Asiatic side of present day Istanbul). She was also a mathematician. Also a statistician, her dedication to reducing deaths of the British Army soldiers made some groundbreaking studies on living conditions. She went blind in 1895. In 1907 she became the first woman to be awarded the Order of Merit.

24. There are three basic types of welding. One type is called "TIG" welding. What does the abbreviation "TIG" represent?

From Quiz All About Welding

Answer: Tungsten Inert Gas

TIG welding is done by producing an electric arc between a tungsten electrode and the metal to be welded. Argon gas is used to shield the electrode and the weld pool. Sometimes a filler rod is used.

25. Volcanology is the science of studying volcanoes. What type of science is volcanology?

From Quiz So You Want to be a Volcanologist

Answer: Geology

Volcanology falls under geology. Volcanologists study geophysics, geochemistry, geomorphology, sedimentary geology, structural geology, remote sensing, and petrology. They also may take classes in algebra, calculus, trigonometry, biology and Earth Science. Seismologists study earthquakes, physical geographers study the natural environment of the earth and paleontologists study prehistoric life forms and fossils etc.

26. A hundred years ago, land survey crews in Canada's west could require a fair sized company of men, including the surveyor, a cook, two chainmen, two pit diggers and more! Today, the normal size of a crew consists of:

From Quiz The Guy with the Stick

Answer: two people

Today's crew generally consists of a party chief (or crew chief) and a helper, named in the next question.

27. What is the most common term for all of the physical hardware of a drilling operation?

From Quiz General Oilpatch Trivia

Answer: Rig & rig

All the physical components of a drilling rig are collectively referred to as a rig.

28. What is the method of carpet cleaning where you use heated water to extract dirt from carpet?

From Quiz Professional Carpet Cleaner

Answer: steam cleaning

Truck mounted units generally have a water hook-up, then the equipment in the truck heats the water and provides the water pressure and vacuum. The water is mixed with a cleaning solution and pumped to the cleaning tool, then the vacuum sucks the dirty water back to the truck into a holding tank.

29. In the rehabilitation setting, which professional would most likely be on 'the rehab team' with an occupational therapist?

From Quiz Occupational Therapy

Answer: speech therapist

In rehab, the team often consists of the occupational therapist, physical therapist, speech therapist and recreation therapist. Others may also be included, depending on the facility.

30. At the height of the BSE or "Mad Cow" crisis in Europe in 2001, which chef famously took all red meat off his menus and still managed to retain his three Michelin stars?

From Quiz The Thyme Keepers

Answer: Alain Passard

Passard, famous for the fare at his "Arpège" restaurant in Paris, is nicknamed "the gastronomic wizard of vegetables" by his peers due to his abilities to make incredible dishes from vegetables. Passard earned his first Michelin star in 1986 and by 1996, was up to three stars at "Arpège", an establishment at which his vegetables are delivered fresh every day and which famously never see the inside of a refrigerator. His signature dish is the "chaud-froid egg", consisting of a warm poached egg yolk, with whipped cream, chives and maple syrup, served in the egg shell.

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