What Would Your Job Be on the American Frontier?

Mariana Sabino

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About This Quiz

You had to be an adventurous, industrious, courageous type to venture out into the American Frontier, where great fortunes and a new start in life were sought. Many people weren't cut out for the great perils and challenges they'd encounter on a daily basis, yet if you managed to survive, you showed the kind of grit that defines the word. The promise of a new way of life offered excitement and the gamut of opportunities, luring you into something you couldn't resist. 

Chances are, you had something very specific in mind when you set out West. You also had your own idea of what success means to you. While you had to make some concessions, improvising along the way, there was no turning back. You might've brought some skills along with you, but what you didn't know you'd pick up in one way or another. You'd do what you had to do, and that's that! 

This quiz places you right back into the American Frontier, asking you questions that will reveal the occupation you would've chosen for yourself. While the pioneering spirit may have been common to all, the way you made a living was unique to each person. Your occupation certainly reflected your aspirations, style and values.  So, what are you waiting for? Find out how you helped shape the West! 

You had to make your house out of something, right? What materials did you choose?

What do you use for soap?

Your sensitive brother sends you a letter saying he wants to come out West to explore possibilites. How do you respond?

What's your idea of fun?

Someone spits out their tobacco right next to your feet. What do you do?

When you get sick, what do you do?

What do you like to do in the summer?

So, you've caught a glimpse of success. What does that mean to you?

What do you dread the most?

When do you wake up?

How do you get around?

What are you wearing?

What lights up your eyes in the spring?

When you hear the word "Ginseng," what do you think of?

What do you enjoy listening to?

What drove you nuts while you worked today?

Can you think of a skill you're really proud of?

What's food during the winter?

What's your most prized possession?

A horse thief is _______.

Where's your promised land?

You enjoy reading what, exactly?

What do you value most?

Do you enjoy manual labor?

Do you like meeting new people?

Care for a game of Faro?

Any children?

Who is your ally?

How would your friends describe you?

What did you dream about last night?

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