Can We Guess If You Served in the Military?

By: Brian Whitney
Estimated Completion Time
3 min
Can We Guess If You Served in the Military?
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About This Quiz

Those brave people who have served in the military will never be totally the same after that experience, whether they've seen combat or not. That is because being in the military isn't just any old job - it's protecting our country day after day. It's just a totally different lifestyle. Those of us who've never been in the military don't have any idea what it's really like, and those who've been in the military never act totally like a civilian again.

What are some of the signs that someone has lived the military lifestyle? If you have really good posture, there's a chance you were in the military, and if you combine that with the fact that you tend to be ridiculously polite to your superiors, that's another clue. Does sleeping on the floor mean absolutely nothing to you? Is it possible for you to get up and start your day without making sure your bed is made? Is it hard for you to go to a parade without saluting the flag when it comes by? 

Take this quiz and we'll try to figure out if you've served in the military. If you have, thank you, and if you haven't, why did you think you could fool us?

Do you show a lot of respect to your boss at work?
Pfft. I can't stand my boss.
If my boss deserves it
Yes, for the most part
Always

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Who does most of the cleaning at your place?
My housekeeper
My significant other
My kids
Me

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You're visiting a friend, but there is nowhere to sleep - even all the couches and chairs are taken. What do you do?
Leave and go back home
Get a hotel
Share my friend's bed
Sleep on the floor

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No one likes wrinkled clothing, but how often do you iron?
I never do.
Very rarely
Quite often
Every day

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How quickly do you walk?
I walk really slow.
I never thought about it.
About average
Really fast

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What time is it if it is 12 p.m.?
Lunchtime
Noon
12 o'clock
1200 hours

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When was the last time you called someone "sir"?
I never do that.
It's been a long time.
Pretty recently
I do it all the time.

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Do you feel comfortable wearing a uniform?
No, I hate that.
I don't mind it.
It's okay.
I love wearing them.

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How comfortable do you feel being part of a group?
I can't stand it.
I will do it if I have to.
I am okay with it.
I love it.

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It's Saturday morning; what time do you wake up?
Noon
10 a.m.
8 a.m.
6 a.m.

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Do you enjoy testing your body physically?
Gosh no
Not really
I am okay with it.
Very much so

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You're sitting down to Thanksgiving dinner. How soon are you done eating?
After everyone else
Around the same time as everyone else
A little before everyone else
Way before everyone else

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Do you ever say the term "Charlie Foxtrot"?
I have no idea what that means.
No
I have once or twice.
Sure, I use it sometimes.

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Does swearing come naturally to you?
No, I never swear.
No, I only do it when I'm really worked up.
No, but I still do it.
Yes, it slips right out.

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Have you seen a lot of the world?
No, I have never traveled.
Not really
I've seen a lot of the country.
I sure have.

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How many pushups can you do?
I have no idea - I've never tried.
Maybe five
Probably 20
50 or more

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Which sport do you enjoy watching the most?
Baseball
Basketball
Soccer
Football

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What do your friends like about you the most?
How fun I am
How kind I am
How interesting I am
How reliable I am

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When was the last time you saluted anyone or anything?
I don't think I've ever done that.
It's been years.
It's been a while.
Very recently

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Do you enjoy watching war movies?
They're pretty fun.
Sure, they're really cool.
I love them.
No, they're really fake.

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Are you the type that makes a lot of excuses about things?
Sure, doesn't everyone?
I try not to.
Not often
No, I never do that.

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Would you describe yourself as patriotic?
Not even a little bit
I have my moments.
I guess I would.
Very much so

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How long do you tend to spend in the shower?
At least half an hour
20 minutes
10 minutes
Five minutes

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What do you think of the Alpha Romeo Mark Yankee?
Umm. What?
It's a pretty cool car.
I think it's okay.
I respect it very much.

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How long do you wear your hair?
Really long
Kind of long
Pretty short
Really short

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How healthy is your diet?
Very healthy, I eat mostly organic food.
I do my best.
Not that healthy
Not healthy at all - I eat a ton of fast food.

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How many really close friends do you have?
I don't really have any.
One or two
Three to five
More than five

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Do you pride yourself on how tough you are?
I never think about that kind of thing.
No, I am not very tough.
I kind of do.
For sure

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Do you get impatient when you have to wait in a long line?
Yes, that drives me crazy.
Doesn't everyone?
Kind of
No, I can wait.

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How often do you shine your shoes?
Never
Do people still do that?
On occasion
All the time

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