What % 1950s Housewife Are You?

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By: Teresa McGlothlin

6 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Between the cooking, the cleaning, the shopping and the family-minding, it's amazing that's 1950's housewives had time to look like movie stars. Could you have handled the enormous task of keeping a household running like clockwork back then? And manage to look gorgeous while doing it? After you answer all the questions in this quiz, you'll know how well you measure up to the lifestyle they maintained back then. 

Perfectly tucked bed corners and breadmaking might not be high on your list of priorities, but it would have been if you were a '50s housewife. Don't worry, though! We're not going to hold you to a set of impossibly high standards. Instead, we're going to ask you how you do things now. Each one of your answers will show off the things you have in common with a '50s housewife, and they'll help us figure out if you make the cut.

Whether you've made it a personal goal to be more like one of them, your own mom was one, or you've learned a few things from the generations before you, there's a good chance you're more of a '50s housewife than you think. Answer each question as honestly as you can, and we'll let you know exactly how much '50s housewife you are at heart. Will the outcome surprise you? 



Which one of these things would you pick up from the Avon lady?

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Dinner is going to be on the table when your SO gets home from work, right?

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When's the last time you dried your laundry by hanging it on a clothesline?

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Are you brave enough to try out one of those Jell-o and meat concoctions from '50s cookbooks?

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How would your SO react to coming home and seeing you wearing a dress and pumps?

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What's your very favorite part of making bread for your family?

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Did you fall asleep with curlers in your hair last night?

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Are there fresh flowers on your dining room table?

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You have a stack of Hallmark cards in your desk drawer, don't you?

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What do you think you might have in common with June Cleaver?

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Which one of these SPAM dishes are you more likely to make when supplies are running low?

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What's the best way to get a coffee stain out of a button-down shirt?

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How would you get the children to quiet down so you can watch the evening news?

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How often do you think a living room should be vacuumed?

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Have you started a new knitting or crocheting project recently?

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Would we find more floral prints or more polka dot prints in your closet?

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What kind of cookies do you keep stashed away in your cookie jar?

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Pot pies or TV dinners? Which one makes a better meal?

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Where would you start your 1950s shopping trip? There were no supercenters back then.

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How do the neighborhood kids usually address you?

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What's the very first thing you do when you get up in the morning?

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Surprise! You have unexpected guests. How do you greet them?

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Do you have a large collection of Tupperware or just a few pieces?

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How much starch do you use when you're doing the daily ironing?

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Who usually has the final say on big household decisions?

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What part of your life most resembles a '50s soap opera?

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Which word describes the last cake you baked?

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Are you more likely to serve pigs in a blanket or fondue to your friends?

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Your SO is a little stressed out, how do you help them unwind?

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Will you gather everyone for a nice Sunday drive this week?

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