Would you survive as an ancient Pict?

A new approach this time.  Please jot down your answers (there are only 6 questions) and see if you choose mostly A, B, C or D.   Then, consult the results table below.   It’s that simple! 

(Be aware:  If you click ‘Finish Survey’ the questions will disappear – just refresh the page to see them again).

Dun Carloway, Lewis

So, here’s the scenario.  You’re one of a small group of Pictish people, trying to scratch a living on the coast of north-west Scotland in the first century AD.  Will you live or die?  (Your chances aren’t that great, just so that you know).

So, would you survive as a Pict?  Here’s your answer!

Mostly A:      You’re way before your time.  Life is going to seem quite slow for the next two thousand years.  Try some more carving.

Mostly B:      You put far too much trust in all the wrong places – extinction is looming!

Mostly C:      You’ve got loads of energy, but most of it is wrongly directed.  Enjoy it while it lasts!

Mostly D:      Survival is possible, but not guaranteed.   And forget what the Druid guy says – write stuff down!

Read about the broch at Dun Carloway, Isle of Lewis here;   and the amazing Aberlemno stones here.   Oh, and if you want to know what a cas chrom is… click here!

Aberlemno stone

So beautiful! But where’s the key? “Ooops” isn’t good enough!

Photos copyright © Colin & Jo Woolf


  1. Fantastic, Thanks for sharing, 🙂

  2. You’re so inventive with your fun quizzes! I enjoyed this and came in half and half C and D, so I suppose there’s a slim chance I might survive.

    • Thank you! I enjoy setting them. I’m glad to know you have a good chance of survival, I’d really miss chatting to you! 🙂 For myself, I think I would be a dangerous mix of B and D, probably favouring superstition a bit too much!

  3. This was fun and I loved the choice of answers. Turns out I might just make it if those folks in the long boats with curved ends and square sails didn’t find me heading for the hills.

  4. I guess I’m missing something because I don’t see the quiz at all. 😦

    • I’m sorry to hear that! If you could send me a screen shot or describe the page as you see it, perhaps I can ask WordPress for support.

  5. I was equal b, c, & d. Fun survey 🙂

  6. Hilarious AND learned. Thank you for a good chuckle!

  7. I need to enjoy my energy while it lasts 😉

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