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Occupation Quiz Questions I

  1. What was Nobel Prize winner Lech Walesas's occupation at the Lenin Shipyard, Gdansk?

  2. In which sort of building does Homer Simpson work?
  3. What is the usual occupation of a leprechaun?
  4. What was the occupation of Albert Pierrepoint?
  5. Which occupation has been shared by darts player Raymond van Barneveld, actor Steve Carell and U.S. President Abraham Lincoln?
  6. What is the occupation of Pleasant Riderhood in Our Mutual Friend and Crimp in Martin Chuzzlewhit?
  7. What was the occupation of Denzil in the sitcom Only Fools and Horses?
  8. In film and television credits what is a gaffer?
  9. What is Sir Simon Rattle's occupation?
  10. What was Margaret Thatcher's occupation before beings elected Member of Parliament for Finchley in 1959?
  11. What does a pedagogue do?
  12. In times gone by, what did the following occupations do: (a)wainwright, (b)mercer, (c)verrier, (d)cordwainer, and (e)vulcan?


  1. Electrician

  2. Nuclear Power Plant
  3. Shoemaker
  4. Hangman
  5. Postmen
  6. Pawnbrokers
  7. Lorry Driver
  8. Head electrician
  9. A musical conductor
  10. A research chemist and also a barrister (both answers ar correct)
  11. Teach
  12. (a)Builder or repairer of wagons, (b)clother merchant, (c)glazier, (d)makes shoes, and (e)blacksmith

Occupations Quiz Questions II

  1. Samuel Ryder, of golf's Ryder Cup fame, originated the idea of selling what in 'penny packets'?
  2. Where would you be working if you used a Brannock Device?
  3. Passing what test allows a London taxi driver to become a member of the Worshipful Company of Hackney Carriage Drivers?
  4. Hephaestus fulfilled which occupation for the gods in Greek and Roman mythology?
  5. What was the occupation of Mr. Teasy-Weasy in the 1930s to 1960s?
  6. Whilst working as a carpenter, which Hollywood A-lister once built a sun deck for actress Sally Kellerman?
  7. What are the professions of the following people seen on television: (a)presenter George Clarke, (b)Tom Kerridge, (c)Thelma Madine?
  8. Fluff Cowan, Steve Williams and Fanny Sunesson have all earned a living in sport doing what job?
  9. Which Hollywood actress co-founded The Honest Company, a consumer goods company that was worth nearly 2 billion dollars in 2015?
  10. Name the patron saint of musicians?
  11. What was Sir Edmund Hillary's official occupation on his passport when he climbed Mount Everest?
  12. Can you give the day time occupations of the following Dad's Army characters: (a) Lance-Corporal Jack Jones, (b) Sergeant Arthur Wilson, (c) Private James Frazer, (d) Private Charles Godfrey (before retirement), and (e) ARP Warden William Hodges?
  13. What was the trained profession of author Zane Grey?
  14. What are the main occupations of the following successful ladies: (a)Amal Clooney, (b)Zaha Hadid, (c)Mhairi Black, (d)Kate Malone, and (d)Zadie Smith?
  15. The following surnames are originally given for doing which jobs: (a)Ackerman, (b)Barker, (c)Fletcher, and (d)Jardine


  1. Garden seeds
  2. Shoe shop (it's the standard foot measuring tool)

  3. The Knowledge
  4. Blacksmith
  5. Hairdresser
  6. Harrison Ford
  7. (a)Architect, (b)cook, and (c)Dressmaker (of 'The Big Fat Gypsy Wedding' fame)
  8. Golf caddies
  9. Jessica Alba
  10. Saint Cecilia
  11. Beekeeper
  12. (a)Butcher, (b)bank employee, (c)undertaker, (d)shop assistant, and (e)greengrocer.
  13. Dentist
  14. (a)Barrister, (b)architect, (c)politician (M.P.), (d)potter (ceramic artist), and (e)author
  15. (a)Ploughman, (b)leather tanner, (c)making arrows, and (d)gardener

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