Let's face it, the Medieval era wasn't the easiest time period to survive. The questions is, how long would you have lasted in Medieval times? Are you ready to find out? Take these 10 questions and find out if you really could have hacked it in this time period.
In Medieval times, staying warm wasn't always easy. How would you stave off a chill?
I'd start a fire
I'd huddle with a loved one for warmth
I'd wear several layers of clothing
I'd turn on a heater
I'd stay in bed
How would you have protected yourself from disease?
I'd quarantine myself in my house
I'd consult with a local spiritual guide
I'd go see a doctor
I'd wear a protective mask
Food is scarce, what are you eating to survive?
I'd go into the forest to forage for berries and edibles
I'd eat rats and other small vermin
I'd steal food from my neighbor
I'd create something with whatever ingredients I could find
How many children would you have had?
1 or 2
3 or 4
5 or 6
7 or 8
Someone is trying to start a fight with you in the village, how do you avoid a full blown confrontation?
I stare angrily in their general direction
I pretend to place a curse upon them
I'd have words with them
I'd quietly back away
Where will you fetch water from?
The local well
The local stream
A nearby river
Someone has accused you of being possessed, what do you do?
Play into it
Deny, deny, deny
Accuse someone else of being possessed
Pretend to curse my accusers
Are you more religious or atheist?
It varies by the kind of day I'm having
Are you easily attached to people and things?
What's your pain tolerance like?
Not high at all
Based on the results of this quiz, you would last around one week in Medieval times. Okay, so you're not super clued in on how to handle disease, beggars, bitter cold, or general human filth. As a clean freak who likes things to be a certain way, this time period would have driven you crazy!
Based on the results of this quiz, you would have lasted around two months in Medieval times. While you could have handled the lack of food and the general issues of this time period, you would have struggled with the common lack of decency, plague rats and lack of any kind of proper bathroom facilities.
Based on the results of this quiz, you would have lasted around one year in Medieval times! Congratulations, your resiliency and clever nature could have kept you alive for at least a year. You know many basic life skills such as sewing, baking, and wood working. You could have easily lasted longer if it weren't for the rats!
Based on the results of this quiz, you could have lasted for five years in Medieval times! While you wouldn't have lasted for a lifetime, you could surely have kicked around in this era for handful of years. While you know many vital life skills such as cooking from scratch, eliminating disease, sewing, and craftsmanship; you're not overly keen on how to deal with combative people and a general lack of decency! Better luck in the next era.
Congratulations! You could have lasted a lifetime in Medieval times. Not only would your skill set have scored you a respected job and a somewhat comfortable life, but you would have enjoyed the general grittiness of this time period. With your common sense and survival skills, we know you would have made it to the end.