What Old West Job Did You Have In A Past Life?

About this Quiz

Welcome to the world where outlaws and sheriffs clashed, saloons were the place to be, and gold commanded everything. It's the Wild Wild West, y'all! Want to know what your role would be if you were around during those times? We have the perfect quiz for you!

Come immerse yourself in the world of cowboys and wild horses, bar wenches and rattlesnakes, and cacti and jail cells, and we'll tell you what your crazy job would be. Do you think you'd be a dastardly villain or someone who held up the law? Take our quiz and get ready to gunsling with the best of them!

Start Quiz!
Resume Quiz

1. Pick a movie world to live in:

IMDb
  1. Stagecoach
  2. The Magnificent Seven
  3. The Searchers
  4. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
scroll to continue

2. Dogs are man's best friend. Which dog would join you in the desert?

Sari ONeal / Shutterstock.com
  1. Golden Retriever
  2. Border Collie
  3. Greyhound
  4. Chihuahua
scroll to continue

3. A gang is robbing your saloon of your hard-earned money. What do you do?

APChanel / Shutterstock.com
  1. Wait and hide
  2. No one robs my house!
  3. Get my revenge when I'm not outnumbered
  4. Call up my friends and make it a stand-off
scroll to continue

4. Choose one Western song to play every time you enter a building:

serpeblu / Shutterstock.com
  1. "Ghost Riders in the Sky" by Johnny Cash
  2. "Stand By Your Man" by Tammy Wynette
  3. "The Streets of Laredo" by Marty Robbins
  4. "Friends in Low Places" by Garth Brooks
scroll to continue

5. Which animal sidekick will get you free drinks at the saloon?

Margo Harrison / Shutterstock.com
  1. A loyal yet fierce dog
  2. A witty horse
  3. A scary but cool raven
  4. A friendly rattlesnake
scroll to continue

6. You've been challenged to a duel. What kind of stare do you give your opponent?

ISSARET YATSOMBOON / Shutterstock.com
  1. A cocky one
  2. An intimidating one
  3. A flirty one
  4. A suspicious one
scroll to continue

7. What kind of animal are you hoping to wrangle with your lasso?

Jeanne Provost / Shutterstock.com
  1. A slithering boa
  2. A raging bull
  3. A slippery pig
  4. A bucking horse
scroll to continue

8. What pick-up line would you use on the ranch?

Everett Collection / Shutterstock.com
  1. You're finer than a frog hair split four ways
  2. If yer gunna regret this in the mornin, we kin sleep til afternoon
  3. Are you a good cuddler? I might let you join my gang
  4. Girl, I want to foal-fill all your needs
scroll to continue

9. If your fellow cowboys and gals dared you to do something, you would:

Pornchanok Anukoolprasert / Shutterstock.com
  1. Run with a raw t-bone while a pack of dogs chased you
  2. Enter a staring contest with a viper
  3. Stand behind a horse and slap its butt
  4. Drink ten shots of tequila in one minute
scroll to continue

10. A mysterious stranger offers you a map to some buried treasure for five gold coins:

zorina_larisa / Shutterstock.com
  1. I draw my weapon on him and steal the map
  2. I give him extra to be my guide
  3. Only a fool would go along with that
  4. I'll hunt him down if it's fake
scroll to continue

11. Which of these accessories is the most important part of any westerner's outfit?

BrAt82 / Shutterstock.com
  1. Holster
  2. Spurs
  3. Boots
  4. Hat
scroll to continue

12. Pick an infamous Western movie quote to live your life by:

IMDb
  1. "Talk slowly, think quickly."
  2. "When you lose, don't lose the lesson."
  3. "It don't take a genius to spot a goat in a flock of sheep."
  4. "When you have to shoot, shoot. Don't talk."
scroll to continue

13. There's no Wi-Fi in the Wild West. What would you do for fun?

Maksym Dovgodko / Shutterstock.com
  1. Rob a train or two
  2. Gamble like a pro
  3. Toss horseshoes
  4. Practice taking out my gun
scroll to continue

14. Which drink is just as hot as the heat of the Wild West?

Everett Collection / Shutterstock.com
  1. Whisky
  2. Scotch
  3. Beer
  4. Moonshine
scroll to continue

15. You're playing a game of poker and the stakes are high! Do you cheat or keep it clean?

CREATISTA / Shutterstock.com
  1. I have a few tricks
  2. I'll play honestly
  3. I have an ace up my sleeve, literally
  4. I'll play clean, but I can bluff a few times
scroll to continue

16. How would you get around in the Wild West?

Melkor3D / Shutterstock.com
  1. Steam train
  2. These boots were made for walking
  3. My faithful steed
  4. Horse-drawn carriage
scroll to continue

17. Pick a landmark to bury treasure at:

Marine 69-71 / Wikimedia.org
  1. The Alamo
  2. Old Trail Town
  3. Boothill Graveyard
  4. O.K. Corral
scroll to continue

18. You run into a beautiful woman from a wanted poster. What do you do?

prochasson frederic / Shutterstock.com
  1. Help her escape
  2. Ask her what she did over a drink
  3. Blackmail her and then turn her in anyways
  4. Capture her and claim the reward
scroll to continue

19. Which sound would have you hiding in your quarters?

Warren Metcalf / Shutterstock.com
  1. Nothing scares me
  2. Gunshots ringing
  3. A coyote howling
  4. Wind from a desert storm
scroll to continue

20. Pick one thing to take with you to the saloon:

Digital Storm / Shutterstock.com
  1. My money
  2. My playing cards
  3. My gun
  4. My charm
scroll to continue

21. If you started a business as an outlaw, what would you sell?

Oleg Elkov / Shutterstock.com
  1. Animal organs
  2. Jewelry
  3. Gold teeth
  4. 100 proof alcohol
scroll to continue

22. Which iconic cowboy will help you while you're plundering?

IMDb
  1. Billy the Kid
  2. Jack Helm
  3. Butch Cassidy
  4. Ben Wade
scroll to continue

23. Out looking for gold, you get thirsty. Do you drink water from the murky river?

dmitry zubarev / Shutterstock.com
  1. Just a little, to be safe
  2. I won't chance it
  3. Why the heck not?
  4. I've come prepared with my canteen
scroll to continue

24. Would you ever consider a career in law enforcement?

Ron Zmiri / Shutterstock.com
  1. Not in a million years
  2. I am in law enforcement
  3. Sure, I would consider it
  4. For the right salary
scroll to continue

25. Your face is on a "WANTED" poster. What are you being falsely accused of?

VectorPot / Shutterstock.com
  1. I probably did do the crime
  2. Breaking someone's nose
  3. Stealing from someone's farm
  4. Not paying my taxes
scroll to continue

26. Where are you hiding your stash of gold?

Serge Ka / Shutterstock.com
  1. I'm scattering it all over the place
  2. In the bank
  3. Under my house
  4. In a cave
scroll to continue

27. A rattlesnake bites you through your boot. What do you do?

Clement Horvath / Shutterstock.com
  1. Let the poison bleed out
  2. Kill the snake and bandage the wound
  3. Suck out the poison
  4. Cry for help
scroll to continue

28. Which instrument can you play to make money?

ShutterOK / Shutterstock.com
  1. Banjo
  2. Drums
  3. Harmonica
  4. Piano
scroll to continue

29. You're spending a night in the desert. What's for dinner?

Sergey Uryadnikov / Shutterstock.com
  1. Rattlesnake
  2. Beans
  3. Nopales
  4. Iguana
scroll to continue

30. If you were in a notorious gang, what would your role be?

Everett Collection / Shutterstock.com
  1. The enforcer
  2. The leader
  3. The rookie
  4. The second-in-command
scroll to continue

31. You've been elected sheriff. What completely self-indulgent law will you make?

Ostseefotograf / Shutterstock.com
  1. Everyone who comes to town pays me a tribute in gold
  2. Mandatory community service — at my house!
  3. Free shots on the hour, every hour
  4. Higher taxes, and I get half
scroll to continue

32. The desert is most beautiful during which time of the day?

Roxana Bashyrova / Shutterstock.com
  1. Midday, when I can see everything that moves
  2. Sunset, because the party is about to get started
  3. Night, because no one can see me
  4. Early morning, when the sun is about to rise
scroll to continue

33. On your journey, you come across a river that looks uncrossable:

mundoview / Shutterstock.com
  1. I turn back in the other direction
  2. I swim across
  3. I start building a bridge
  4. I ride my horse across anyways
scroll to continue

34. After 12 hours in the desert, how are you feeling?

Stockdonkey / Shutterstock.com
  1. I'll find a watering hole soon
  2. Fine, just working on my tan
  3. I'm writing my last will and testament
  4. I was made for this! YEAH!!!
scroll to continue

35. You'd rather have a job...

sunsinger / Shutterstock.com
  1. Where I'm constantly surrounded by others
  2. Where I show/tell people what to do
  3. Where I can do things at my own pace
  4. Where I work alone
scroll to continue

36. Which desert plant would you give your sweetheart?

Anton Foltin / Shutterstock.com
  1. Desert willow
  2. Ficus
  3. Cactus
  4. Palmetto
scroll to continue

37. The worst part about living in the Wild West would be...

Jeanne Provost / Shutterstock.com
  1. All the outlaws
  2. All the dust and mud
  3. The lack of financial security
  4. All the hard work in the hot sun
scroll to continue

38. What or who always comes first?

AlessandroBiascioli / Shutterstock.com
  1. Me
  2. Having fun
  3. My job
  4. My family
scroll to continue

39. What will be part of your cowboy/girl diet?

Sonia Bezerro / Shutterstock.com
  1. Beans
  2. Dried fruits
  3. Coffee
  4. Barbecue
scroll to continue

40. You wake up...

Thorsten Link / Shutterstock.com
  1. Mid-day, who would get up in the morning?
  2. With the roosters
  3. Mid-morning, to get ready for the afternoon shift
  4. At night, to plan my raids
scroll to continue

41. Which of these tough cowboy traits will get you through the bad times?

Antonio Gravante / Shutterstock.com
  1. My positivity
  2. My cunning
  3. My resourcefulness
  4. My charisma
scroll to continue

42. How would you do your laundry in the Wild West?

Marso / Shutterstock.com
  1. In the river
  2. On one of those washboard things
  3. I'd pay someone to do it for me
  4. Who needs clean clothes?
scroll to continue

43. Your Wild West job would probably involve...

OUTDOOR_MEDIA / Shutterstock.com
  1. Working out and building muscle
  2. Stealing stuff
  3. Being scary
  4. Laughing all day
scroll to continue

44. You're out of food! Share your last dinner of beans and jerky with:

Everett Collection / Shutterstock.com
  1. My kids
  2. I wouldn't share
  3. My diehard gang
  4. The love of my life
scroll to continue

45. Your temper is as fierce as which snake's?

Randi Scott / Shutterstock.com
  1. The restless rattlesnake
  2. The creepy coral snake
  3. The silent sidewinder
  4. The dastardly diamondback
scroll to continue

Just a sec, we're calculating your result!