Are You Starfleet Material?

Zoe Samuel

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About This Quiz

In order to get into Starfleet, you have to make it through the Kobayashi Maru training exercise. This is a devilishly difficult test - indeed, it's so complicated that it is actually unwinnable. Only one famous trainee ever beat it, and that's because he hacked into the test ahead of time and cheated (which of course, is exactly the kind of pioneering thinking that made him good at his job).

Ultimately, the values of Starfleet are those that Gene Roddenberry, creator of Star Trek and ever the optimist, hoped that society would prize most in a couple hundred years. Starfleet exists in a utopian time when Earthly poverty is history, disease is mostly under control, racism and sexism are in the past (give or take a first season), and everyone knows how to work as a team. 

Hard work, studying, diligence, tech-savvy, language capacity...these are all traits that are prized in the Federation, and therefore what will determine your success in Starfleet. Above all, you must be curious and, of course, ready to boldly go where no man has gone before. You must be diplomatic, never selfish, and open-minded without sacrificing your standards. It also doesn't hurt if you look awesome in a uniform.

Sounds tough, right? That's why it takes the best of the best. Time to see if you're one of them!

Are you a team player?

How often do you challenge your own beliefs?

Are you selfless?

Are you charismatic?

How diplomatic are you?

Can you follow an order?

Could you go a long time without seeing your family?

Are you technically savvy?

How logical are you?

Do you love meeting new people?

Do you like taking care of other people?

Would you ever cheat on a test?

Do you fear heights?

Where would you go on the holodeck?

Do you plan to have your entire career in Starfleet if you can?

Do you talk back to authority?

Can you read minds?

How do you feel around someone with very pointy ears?

Do you get airsick?

If you met Q, what would you ask it?

Have you got plenty of honor?

Can you eat just about anything?

Can you sleep through anything?

Do you need natural light?

How do you like to stay fit?

Do you look good in a skin-tight onesie?

Do you ever think about joining the Borg?

Do you speak any Klingon?

Are you one in a series?

Do you love to boldly go where no man has gone before?

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