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What Would Be Your 1950’s Job?

Have you ever wondered what it would have been like to try and build a career when the glass ceiling was thicker than ever. The 1950’s were a time when women had limited options, but many managed to fill their niches successfully while paving the way for future generations. Take this quiz to discover what your 1950’s job would be.

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What's your preferred shoe?
Kitten heel
Sensible pumps
Designer platforms
None of these

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How about your preferred shade of nail polish?
Red
Pink
French
Nude
I don't know

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Can you bake?
Yes, I love it
I can, if I feel like it
No
I don't know

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Do you wear glasses?
Yes
No
Only for reading
I don't know

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Favorite outfit?
A revealing gown and fur
A cute housedress and apron
A smart suit
A uniform
None of these

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How will you commute?
I would drive myself
A chauffer
Public transportation
I would walk
None of these

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TV dinners are...
Disgusting
Delicious
A time saver
Void of nutrients
None of these

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Can you type?
Yes, at lightning speed
Yes, at my own pace
I wouldn't want to mess up my manicure
I used to
None of these

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How often are you on the telephone?
All day, gosipping
All day, scheduling
I am too busy
None of these

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When would you go to the movies?
For a nice evening out
On the weekends with girlfriends
To make an appearance at a premiere

Housewife

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You love to create a safe and beautiful haven for your family. You have no problem with allowing your husband to be the one who brought home the bacon and then fried it up for breakfast in the morning. You would've been able to keep a spotless house and raised brilliant children all while sneaking in a few quiet moments for yourself. Your 1950's job would've been a housewife.

Secretary

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You have skills that would've been indispensable in the corporate world. You would do more than just fetch your boss coffee and schedule his appointments. He wouldn't know what he would do without you. Sure he might pass off your brilliant ideas as his own, but eventually higher ups would recognize your value and kick him to the curb. Your 1950's job would have been a secretary.

Movie Starlet

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You are too glamorous and beautiful to be stuck behind a typewriter. The 1950's were the Golden Age of Hollywood and you would have easily risen to the top. Men would have fallen for you, women would have envied you and emulated your style. Your 1950's job would have been a movie starlet.

Nurse

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You have a knack for medicine and a desire to help others feel better. Nowadays you could easily run your own practice, but a few decades ago you would most likely have had to settle for being the doctor's assistant. Your patients would admire you and entrust you to help them feel better. Your 1950's job would have been a nurse.

Teacher

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You are brilliant and innovative. Today you could easily be the CEO of your own start up, but just a few decades ago you would have been satisfied with training the future leaders of America instead. You would be firm yet kind, and children to learn to read, write, and think for themselves. Your 1950's job would have been a teacher.
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