Can We Guess How Long You'll Be in the Military?

By: Teresa M.
Estimated Completion Time
4 min
Can We Guess How Long You'll Be in the Military?
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About This Quiz

If you've already enlisted, we thank you for your service. If you are considering it, you should give it a go. After we get to know you better, we will be able to guess exactly how long you'll be a member our the nation's fighting forces. 

For the purposes of this quiz, we will need to get to know the kind of true grit you harbor inside. It will also help us to examine your leadership skills, your demeanor in the face of danger, and the work ethic you use to approach each task your superiors assign to you. Once we're done, the number of years you will be in the service will be quite clear. 

It takes a particular kind of person to live the military lifestyle, and we're going to see how much passion you have for it. You might not consider yourself a lifelong member of the military, but this quiz might just prove you wrong! We're betting that you have more military skills than you give yourself credit for having, and we're going to use it to find out how long you can make it. 

Are you a lifer or will you serve four years and call it a day? Let's find out!

Could you pass a military fitness test?
I could do it twice in a row.
I'm sure I could.
i might need to practice first.
i couldn't even try it these days.

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Are you a good team player?
I'm better leader.
It depends on the team.
I'm a better solo act.
I'm a great team player.

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Which branch of the military is the smartest?
The United States Army.
The United States Navy.
The United States Air Force.
The United States Marine Corps.

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Which of your traits is most dominant?
My agreeableness.
My compassion.
My intelligence.
My drive.

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Would you be a better pilot or a tank commander?
I would be better with tanks.
I would love to fly.
I would be a better field technician.
I could do either with the right training.

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Do you do your own car maintenance?
I do most of fit.
I can change my oil.
I let the professionals handle it.
Unless it's a huge job, I give it a try.

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Which MRE would you find the tastiest?
Chicken Chunks.
Beef Stew.
Lemon Pepper Tuna.
Chili with Beans.

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Which outdoor activity do you like most?
Camping.
Fishing.
Gardening.
Sports.

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How tech savvy are you?
I need some help from time to time.
I'm fairly tech savvy.
Technology is my life.
I wish I could keep up!

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How would your rate your marksmanship skills?
My marksmanship skills are excellent.
My marksmanship skills are great.
My marksmanship skills are good.
My marksmanship skills are professional.

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Which weapon would you choose for an alien invasion?
I'd use a flamethrower.
I'd use a machete
I'd use an ax.
I'd use an AK47.

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Which political issue is most important to you?
National defense.
Education.
Equality.
Foreign relations.

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How many push-ups could you drop and give us?
I could do between 10 and 15 push-ups.
I could do between one and nine push-ups.
I could do between 16 and 20 push-ups.
I could do over 20 push-ups.

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How would your best friend describe your driving?
They would say that I'm an insane driver.
They would say that I'm a cautious driver.
They would say that I'm a courteous driver.
They would say that I'm a distracted driver.

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How do you keep in touch with far away family?
I use the telephone.
We like to video chat.
I've never been far away from them.
We use FaceTime.

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How patriotic are you?
I'm extremely patriotic.
I'm very loyal to our nation.
I'm very patriotic.
I have the biggest flag on my block.

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What kind of vehicle do you drive?
I drive an SUV.
I drive a truck.
I drive a sports car.
I drive an economy car.

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Which board game do you always win?
Risk.
Battleship.
Checkers.
Chess.

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Are you a good swimmer?
I could have been a Navy SEAL.
It's not my strongest suit.
I'm a decent swimmer.
I'm a good swimmer.

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What is your favorite way to spend a weekend?
I like to wash my car.
I like watching sports.
I like spending time with my family.
I like to take small trips.

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Are you afraid of commitment?
I'm fully dedicated to everything I do.
Some commitments are scary.
I like to take my time before I commit to things.
It depends on the commitment.

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Which war do you know the most about?
Vietnam.
WWII.
WWI.
Korea.

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What was your best subject in school?
History.
Gym.
Lunch.
English.

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How often do you make your bed?
I make my bed every day.
I make my bed nearly every day.
I make my bed on the weekends.
I never make my bed.

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Would you be a good coach?
I would be a great coach.
I would be a good children's coach.
I would make a great life coach.
It depends what I'm coaching.

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Would you say you are handy?
I have my moments.
I am fairly handy.
I am handy with certain things.
I am more resourceful than handy.

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Are you more logical or emotional?
I'm far more logical.
I'm a bit of both.
I'm more emotional.
I'm more practical.

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Have you ever been hunting?
I go hunting every year.
I went hunting when I was young.
I've never been hunting.
I would love to go hunting.

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Which job would you be best suited to try?
I would love to be President of the United States.
I'd want to try to be a professor.
I'd like to be a mechanic.
I'd want to try being a nurse

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Are you more physically or mentally strong?
I'm both.
I'm more physically strong.
It depends on the situation.
I'm more mentally strong.

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