Occupation of the Day Quiz Are you ready to test your knowledge of ancestral occupations? Understanding the jobs our ancestors worked in offers a window into their day-to-day existence, and some occupational records can provide valuable genealogical information. Whether your family tree is filled with farmers, replete with raisin stoners or bursting with bargees, the quiz will cast some interesting nuggets of information your way. All the occupations in the quiz have featured on the #OccupationOfTheDay hashtag on Twitter since September 2020, hosted by The Parchment Rustler's own @ScientistSoph. If you'd like to learn more about the occupations of yesteryear or brush up on your knowledge for the quiz, then: Explore terms used in the 1921 England and Wales Census through the Dictionary of Occupational Terms. You can access a copy at the Internet Archive and a digitally indexed version is also available; GENUKI maintains a list of occupational resources; The website for the UK National Archives offers a variety of occupation-specific research guides. As the original competition has now closed, there's no prize to be won, but perhaps you'll enjoy completing the quiz for the sheer fun of it, and perhaps learn a few interesting nuggets of occupational history information in the process... 1. Which of these industries would a FLONG MAKER be involved in?CeramicsSilk ManufacturingPrintingIron Extraction 2. It’s 1920 and you’ve run up a lot of debt through some reckless gambling. Which of these might come knocking on your door?Distraining brokerDay's paymanGetterBabbiter 3. Which of the following tasks was NOT involved in the work of a LACE DUCHESS?Collecting work from home lace workersDelivering materials for new lace work to home workersProviding details of orders to home lace workersCompleting complex lacework designs by hand 4. Which of the following occupations would you NOT find in the mining industry?Bottom manDogger-onFibre hacklerPit brow lass 5. What term is used to describe a worker who presses the creases out of handmade gloves?Glove inflatorGlove presserWrinkle eliminatorWrinkle annihilator 6. It’s 1921 and your local church desperately needs the organ replacing. Who’s going to come to install the new one?Willey tooth makerDogger-onOrgan constructorOrgan erector 7. From what town does the term YOUNKER originate, typically used to describe a young man between the roles of boy and deck hand on a fishing boat?Clacton-on-SeaGreat YarmouthWorthingBognor Regis 8. Which of the following occupations would have been busiest during the PTERIDOMANIA craze of the Victorian era?Fern preserverFirework makerJapanner's ornamenterCanine nurse 9. Which of these would make the display above ground for a grave?Grave diggerSaggar makerGrave builderStumper 10. In which type of industry would you find an OCTAGON MAN, an ABSORBER MAN, a BAGHOUSE MAN and a GREASE BOILER?TextileMiningPotteryChemical 11. In what dangerous occupation did The Great Risko work?EquilibristSlate quarrierArsenic packerCaustic mixer 12. Which of these WASN'T involved in making food or ingredients?Jam boilerBiscuit drawerOat cake manYeast house man Time is Up!