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

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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!

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1. Pick a movie world to live in:

  1. Stagecoach
  2. The Magnificent Seven
  3. The Searchers
  4. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
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2. Dogs are man's best friend. Which dog would join you in the desert?

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  1. Golden Retriever
  2. Border Collie
  3. Greyhound
  4. Chihuahua
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3. A gang is robbing your saloon of your hard-earned money. What do you do?

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

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

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  1. A loyal yet fierce dog
  2. A witty horse
  3. A scary but cool raven
  4. A friendly rattlesnake
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6. You've been challenged to a duel. What kind of stare do you give your opponent?

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  1. A cocky one
  2. An intimidating one
  3. A flirty one
  4. A suspicious one
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7. What kind of animal are you hoping to wrangle with your lasso?

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  1. A slithering boa
  2. A raging bull
  3. A slippery pig
  4. A bucking horse
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8. What pick-up line would you use on the ranch?

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

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

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

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  1. Holster
  2. Spurs
  3. Boots
  4. Hat
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12. Pick an infamous Western movie quote to live your life by:

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

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  1. Rob a train or two
  2. Gamble like a pro
  3. Toss horseshoes
  4. Practice taking out my gun
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14. Which drink is just as hot as the heat of the Wild West?

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  1. Whisky
  2. Scotch
  3. Beer
  4. Moonshine
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15. You're playing a game of poker and the stakes are high! Do you cheat or keep it clean?

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

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  1. Steam train
  2. These boots were made for walking
  3. My faithful steed
  4. Horse-drawn carriage
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17. Pick a landmark to bury treasure at:

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  1. The Alamo
  2. Old Trail Town
  3. Boothill Graveyard
  4. O.K. Corral
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18. You run into a beautiful woman from a wanted poster. What do you do?

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

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  1. Nothing scares me
  2. Gunshots ringing
  3. A coyote howling
  4. Wind from a desert storm
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20. Pick one thing to take with you to the saloon:

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  1. My money
  2. My playing cards
  3. My gun
  4. My charm
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21. If you started a business as an outlaw, what would you sell?

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  1. Animal organs
  2. Jewelry
  3. Gold teeth
  4. 100 proof alcohol
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22. Which iconic cowboy will help you while you're plundering?

  1. Billy the Kid
  2. Jack Helm
  3. Butch Cassidy
  4. Ben Wade
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23. Out looking for gold, you get thirsty. Do you drink water from the murky river?

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

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  1. Not in a million years
  2. I am in law enforcement
  3. Sure, I would consider it
  4. For the right salary
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25. Your face is on a "WANTED" poster. What are you being falsely accused of?

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  1. I probably did do the crime
  2. Breaking someone's nose
  3. Stealing from someone's farm
  4. Not paying my taxes
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26. Where are you hiding your stash of gold?

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  1. I'm scattering it all over the place
  2. In the bank
  3. Under my house
  4. In a cave
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27. A rattlesnake bites you through your boot. What do you do?

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  1. Let the poison bleed out
  2. Kill the snake and bandage the wound
  3. Suck out the poison
  4. Cry for help
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28. Which instrument can you play to make money?

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  1. Banjo
  2. Drums
  3. Harmonica
  4. Piano
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29. You're spending a night in the desert. What's for dinner?

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  1. Rattlesnake
  2. Beans
  3. Nopales
  4. Iguana
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30. If you were in a notorious gang, what would your role be?

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  1. The enforcer
  2. The leader
  3. The rookie
  4. The second-in-command
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31. You've been elected sheriff. What completely self-indulgent law will you make?

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

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

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

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

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  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
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36. Which desert plant would you give your sweetheart?

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  1. Desert willow
  2. Ficus
  3. Cactus
  4. Palmetto
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37. The worst part about living in the Wild West would be...

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  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
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38. What or who always comes first?

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  1. Me
  2. Having fun
  3. My job
  4. My family
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39. What will be part of your cowboy/girl diet?

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  1. Beans
  2. Dried fruits
  3. Coffee
  4. Barbecue
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40. You wake up...

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

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  1. My positivity
  2. My cunning
  3. My resourcefulness
  4. My charisma
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42. How would you do your laundry in the Wild West?

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

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  1. Working out and building muscle
  2. Stealing stuff
  3. Being scary
  4. Laughing all day
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44. You're out of food! Share your last dinner of beans and jerky with:

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  1. My kids
  2. I wouldn't share
  3. My diehard gang
  4. The love of my life
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45. Your temper is as fierce as which snake's?

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  1. The restless rattlesnake
  2. The creepy coral snake
  3. The silent sidewinder
  4. The dastardly diamondback
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