Are You Brave Enough to Be in the Marines?

By: Teresa McGlothlin

Are You Brave Enough to Be in the Marines?
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About This Quiz

When you are under pressure, do you have nerves of steel? If you know how to stay focused and get the job done under less than desirable circumstances, you might be a great fit for the Marines. As an elite fighting force, the Marines have no place for the weak who run away at the first sign of trouble. Do you have the guts it takes to be one? 

As we march our way through this quiz, we are going to assess your life skills, your personality and your sense of courageousness. Once we see the level of fortitude you carry inside you, we'll be able to tell you if you have what it takes. Whether you are brave enough for the Marines or you are better cut out for another military branch, we'll let you know!

Once you see our questions, try to give us your most honest response. If you led us to believe that you are brave enough for the Marines, but you really can't cut it, you could be in for a world of hurt during basic training! Share the things that make you tough with us, and we'll let you know if you're right for the Marines! 

Would you swim with sharks?
I'll do what it takes to get the job done.
I'm not a great swimmer.
If I were in a cage, I would.
I have no problem bonking a shark on the nose.

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If you woke up stranded on an island, what would you do?
I would make a raft and get out of there.
I would look for predators.
I would look for water and shelter.
I would start swimming.

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Do you always speak your mind?
I let it fly.
It depends on the situation.
I reserve judgment before I speak.
I tell those closest to me what I'm thinking.

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Are you afraid to show your emotions?
I have no fear of crying.
I don't like feeling weak in front of others.
I always show my emotions.
I like to put on a brave face.

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Would you wrestle an alligator?
Sign me up!
Who would do that?
I would wrestle a bear.
I've been there and done that.

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Have you ever been in a fist fight?
Violence is not the answer.
I've come close.
I've been a few fights.
I do my best to avoid them.

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Would you volunteer to spend a week in the jungle?
I would like to stay longer.
I would prefer a week at the beach.
I wouldn't volunteer, but I would go if called.
Let's go!

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How would you build a fire without matches?
I carry a firestarter.
I would use a lighter, duh.
I would rub two sticks together.
I would use a magnifying glass.

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Which animal frightens you most?
Humans
Bears
Lions
Snakes

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Are you afraid of heights?
I don't exactly like them.
I am terrified of heights.
I don't mind flying.
I love being up high above the earth.

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Would you like to try bull riding?
I've ridden a mechanical bull.
I could go for 8 seconds.
I would rather try being a rodeo clown.
Let's start with horseback riding.

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If you encountered a pit viper, what would you do?
I would eradicate it.
I would slowly back away.
I would need a diaper!
I would let it go on its way.

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Do you think before you act?
I like to assess the situation first.
I usually act before I think.
I like to know all the angles before I move.
I do what needs to be done.

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Which natural disaster is most frightening?
Tsunami
Earthquake
Volcano
Hurricane

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Which first responder job would you like to try?
Police Officer
Firefighter
911 Dispatcher
Paramedic

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Which item could be on your bucket list?
Bungee jumping
Whitewater rafting
Skydiving
Tornado chasing

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Which of your traits is the strongest?
My logical thinking skills
My physical strength.
My intellectual knowledge
My love for humanity

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Would you like to climb Mount Everest?
I would give it a shot.
Mountain climbing is not my thing.
Everest is too dangerous.
I would go with a great sherpa.

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If you saw someone shoplifting, what would you do?
I would conduct a citizen's arrest.
I would take a video.
I would tell the manager.
I would call 911.

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What kind of dog breed would you be?
Pit bull
German shepherd
Rottweiler
Chihuahua

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Would you try a plate of mountain oysters?
They are quite good.
I don't know what they are.
I'll pass on the testicles.
Hand them over!

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Do you know how to handle a weapon?
I know all the safety rules.
I'm a good shot.
I could use a few more times at the range.
I know how to handle several weapons.

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Which military vehicle would you most like to drive?
Tank
Hummer
Aircraft carrier
Fighter jet

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Do you have a good poker face?
I show no emotions.
I always give myself away.
It depends how much money is at stake.
I'm easy to read.

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Which branch of the military do you think is smartest?
Marines
Air Force
Navy
Army

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Which issue would you argue about?
Equality
Education
Immigration
Economy

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Which sport takes the most guts?
NASCAR
Rugby
Snowboarding
Luge

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How would you let a crush know you like them?
I would send them flowers.
I would send a text.
I would walk right up and say it.
I would let their best friend know.

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Are you afraid of public speaking?
It's a nightmare.
I don't mind it.
I don't mind giving toasts.
I actually enjoy it.

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Are you brave enough to be an FBI agent?
I'm sure I am.
I would be better suited for the CIA.
After training, I would be brave enough.
I'm too brave for the FBI.

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