Career Day! Can You Match These Unusual Or Obsolete Occupations To Their Definition?
First off, just to get this out of the way, this is a really difficult quiz. We put it together and then laughed at how hard it would be to get a perfect score, so don’t stress! If you can even name half of these occupations we’d be impressed!
On to the subject at hand: Careers have changed drastically over the years as industries shift and technology improves. What were once considered lifetime occupations are now unnecessary thanks to new processes, methods and technologies that simply deem certain needs obsolete.
This quiz consists of extremely old and obscure jobs that you may have encountered in literature about the olden days, but have probably rarely heard in modern life. Think you’re an occupational oracle? Let’s find out!
"an owner of or worker in a store for men’s clothing or small items used for making clothes"
"a glassmaker or window maker"
"a carpenter who specializes in furniture and fittings"
"a professional waker, who literally knocks on doors or windows to rouse people from sleep"
"a worker of tin"
"a maker of wheels for carriages and wagons"
"a fish trapper"
"an innkeeper, or a merchant who provides food for ships or for the military"
"a repairer or seller of small metal goods such as pots and pans"
"someone who cures animal hides to make leather"
"a seller of ready-made clothing, as opposed to a tailor"
"a maker of nets and ropes"
"someone who digs up recently buried corpses for use as cadavers"
"a doorkeeper or gatekeeper"
"originally, one who installed lead roofing or set lead frames for windows"
"someone who sets bowling pins back up after each bowl"
"a designer, maker, or seller of women’s hats"
" a wagon driver"
"someone who reads to factory workers for entertainment"
"a crew member on a barge or a keelboat"
"one who buys animals or animal carcasses to use as animal food or as fertilizer (originally, a harness maker or saddle maker)"
"a peddler (now refers to a con artist)"
"an official responsible for fences and hedges"
"someone who trims horse hooves and puts on horseshoes"
"someone who packs seams in ships or around windows"
"a fruit seller"
"a brass worker"
"a wool inspector"
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