Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Here’s how you can match your personality with a 17th century artifact from Jamestown Settlement

The new quiz on HistoryisFun.org will match participants with historic items based on their personalities, such as relaxed personalities with Angolan bellows. (WYDaily/Courtesy Jamestown Settlement)
The new quiz on HistoryisFun.org will match participants with historic items based on their personalities, such as relaxed personalities with Angolan bellows. (WYDaily/Courtesy Jamestown Settlement)

Jamestown Settlement is now offering a personality quiz that will match participants with their 17th century artifactual soulmate.

On Tuesday, HistoryisFun.org launched a new personality quiz, “Artifactually Yours,” that asks participants to imagine what they would be if they were a historic artifact, according to a news release from Jamestown Settlement.

The quiz will match different personality types with items such as free spirit personalities with a Powhatan rattle, loyal personalities with an English bodkin or relaxed personalities with Angolan bellows.

Artifacts used by the Powhatan Indian, Angolan or English cultures will be featured in the quiz. These cultures converged in Virginia in the 1600s and the quiz aims to provide an amusing take on the history.

In the quiz, players will select one of four possible response to 10 different questions. Then, they will be matched to one of the 16 artifacts from the era, with a photo and description of the artifact telling who used it.

It will also provide a peek behind the exhibit cases in the settlement’s 30,000-square-foot gallery, part of which is currently being prepared for the second phase of a $10.6 million refresh.

The gallery enhancement is planned to expand the story line of 17th century Virginia and historical events with the marking of 400-year milestones in conjunction with the 2019 Commemoration, American Evolution on mid-2019.

To access the quiz, visit the Jamestown Settlement online.

Alexa Doiron
Alexa Doironhttp://wydaily.com
Alexa Doiron is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She graduated from Roanoke College and is currently working on a master’s degree in English at Virginia Commonwealth University. Alexa was born and raised in Williamsburg and enjoys writing stories about local flair. She began her career in journalism at the Warhill High School newspaper and, eight years later, still loves it. After working as a news editor in Blacksburg, Va., Alexa missed Williamsburg and decided to come back home. In her free time, she enjoys reading Jane Austen and playing with her puppy, Poe. Alexa can be reached at alexa@localvoicemedia.com.

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