Am I Ready for Boot Camp?

By: Zoe Samuel

Am I Ready for Boot Camp?
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About This Quiz

Boot camp is where the men are separated from the boys—and these days, the women are separated from the girls. Then, the truly fit and mentally tough men and women are separated from the ordinary ones. The cream of the crop make it through the basic training period in which they face not just physical and strategic challenges, but also their own self-doubts.

Most of what you need to make it through boot camp is about attitude, but it also helps to have your ducks in a row logistically too. If you've never had a relative go through it, you'll want to consult websites and books that can advise you on how to prepare. You need to purchase certain items. You need to be organized when it comes to your paperwork including ID, the mail, and your finances. You also need to be at peak physical fitness, to the best of your abilities.

Of course, none of this is going to make boot camp easy, but it can make it that little bit more survivable. That's why we've put together this quiz to help you figure out if you're mentally, logistically, and physically prepared for the toughest challenge you've ever faced!

Can you follow orders, even when you're not sure what their point is?
The more obscure, the better!
Sure
No, I prefer knowing the point.
Why would I do that?

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Have you achieved the ultimate poker face, even when faced with potentially hilarious insults?
Yes
I crack sometimes, but rarely.
It's getting there.
No

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How much sleep is the minimum on which you can function?
None, honestly
Five hours
Six to seven hours
Nine hours

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Do you know why you want to serve your country?
Yes! I love it!
Yes! I want to be the best I can be!
Yes! It's the only decent job I can get! (I think.)
No idea

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What is your favorite way to relax after a hard day's work?
Working out
Reading quietly
War movies
Fraternizing with my preferred gender

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How picky of an eater are you?
I could eat a bag of nails.
I'll eat anything edible.
I have my allergies but otherwise, I'm good.
I only eat a few things.

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Could you get over a 6-foot wall unaided?
Yes, I am like a young gazelle.
Yes, I am like a very old gazelle.
Maybe, I am like a gazelle with a bad leg.
No, I am like a gazelle after a lion has eaten it.

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If you snagged your hair in some barbed wire, what would your first reaction be?
I would never have hair that long.
Yank it out and keep going.
Freeze
Cry

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Have you arranged for your family to have access to your bank accounts?
Yes
No, but I know I have to do that.
I would not trust my family that way.
Why would I do that?

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Do you look good in a khaki palette?
Yes, I am an autumn!
I look good in most things.
I don't care how I look.
No, I am a spring.

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Were you that kid who always volunteered for extra credit?
Of course
Depends on the teacher
Sometimes
No

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After you shine a shoe, how shiny is it?
You can see eternity in it.
Spotless
Fancy enough
Dull

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Are you able to fully focus on the task in front of you?
Yes, I am going through this quiz really fast!
Usually
Only if it is an interesting task
Nope

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If your buddy is falling behind, what do you do?
Carry him or her
Stop and call for help
Promise to send help
Too bad for my buddy, eh?

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Can you stand to go to a much-anticipated movie the weekend AFTER it comes out?
I don't care about such things.
Sure, that's no problem.
I can just about do that.
No, I must sneak out and see it.

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How immaculate are your hospital corners?
You could cut yourself on them.
Like a hospital
They are at 90 degrees.
What is a hospital corner?

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How good is your aim?
Dead-eye
Pretty good
OK
Terrible

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Could you stand up to someone even if they were your friend?
Yes, and I have
I think so.
Probably not
Why would you need to stand up to a friend?

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Are you able to put aside homesickness and get on with what has to be done?
Of course
Mostly
I don't get homesick.
No, I mope!

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Can you work with a person you do not personally like?
If they pull their weight, we're good.
I can deal with most people.
Not really
I can barely work with people I DO like!

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Can you remember dozens of quite similar and pointless acronyms?
I'm A-OK with that!
A few, yes
One or two
Nope

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Do you have a family pet from whom you couldn't bear to be separated?
No, we don't have any pets.
I'd miss them but I'd cope.
Yes, it'll be awful.
I could never leave Fluffy!

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If someone told you to produce your social security card, how long would it take you to find it?
Under a minute
Under five minutes
I know what room it is in.
I lost mine in 2007.

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When was the last time you bought stamps?
Last week
Last month
This year
I have never done this.

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Have you gotten your hands on any necessary eyewear?
The military will provide these.
I have glasses.
I have contacts.
I just had glaucoma surgery.

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Does your hand feel empty without a deck of cards in it?
No, I don't need to fiddle.
I like playing, but I don't need to do it.
Yes, I love to play.
Yes, I love to gamble!

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When you reach check-in at the airport, do you typically find your bag is within the weight limit?
It's always under.
It's usually dead on.
Sometimes it's over, but I just put things in my pockets.
It's always over, and I have to pay the fee.

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Can you pack a lot of things into a very small space?
Yes, that's why they call me Captain Tetris.
Depends on the things
Depends how small
Nope

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Do you know if you require a special kind of shoe, such as a wide fit?
I have a totally standard foot.
I have a problem with shoes, but I know what it is.
I am seeing someone about that soon.
I think there's a problem with my shoes, but I don't know what it is.

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Who will receive your mail while you are at boot camp?
Mom
Sister
Buddy
Wait, this is a thing?

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