Can We Guess If You Served in the Military Based on Your Life Skills?

By: Brian Whitney

Can We Guess If You Served in the Military Based on Your Life Skills?
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About This Quiz

People don't just join the military to protect their country. If there is one thing that everyone knows about joining the military, is that it sure changes who you are, and almost always for the better. Of course, there are a lot of aspects of mental, emotional and spiritual growth and changes that you experience when you join the military, and those are all good things. You learn a lot of things like personal discipline, how to get along with others, teamwork and toughness, but you also learn a lot of life skills that help you on your way as you go on through life.

If you ever served in the military, there is no doubt that you learned a lot from it. You learned how to take care of yourself in all sorts of different ways, whether that be how to eat right, how to clean your room, how to fix a flat tire, or how to survive in the wilderness. In fact, we think that if we asked you a bunch of questions, we could tell whether you are a veteran of the military or someone who has never served. Now drop down and give us ten. Or take this quiz. You choose. 

Looking good is important; how good are you at tying a necktie?
I am actually pretty horrible at that.
I can fake it.
I am pretty solid.
I do a great necktie.

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Would you be able to survive if it meant building a good campfire?
Not a chance
I could try.
I am pretty sure I could get a good one going.
I could make an enormous campfire.

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When you're hanging a picture, do you do it straight?
I don't do anything straight.
I do my best.
Sure, they always look good.
Yes, perfectly straight

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Bears are cool, unless you come across one in the wild. Do you know how to avoid a bear attack?
I don't go into the wild, so it doesn't matter.
No, but I probably should.
I am pretty sure I do.
Of course, I do.

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Can you parallel park into a really small parking space?
I can't do that at all.
Not without bumping the cars
I do pretty well at that.
I am flawless.

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If you're out on a lake in a canoe, can you paddle it straight?
I don't go on lakes in boats.
No, I go all over the place.
I go pretty straight.
Straight as an arrow

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What do you do if your leaky faucet keeps dripping all night?
Move
Cry
Call a plumber
Fix it myself

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Everyone likes a barbecue, are you good at grilling with charcoal?
I actually don't like barbecues.
No, I can never get it lit.
I can, but it is not easy.
Sure I can.

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If there was an emergency, could you perform CPR?
I would have no idea where to start.
I might be able to.
I hope so.
No problem at all

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You might not be a quarterback, but could you throw a tight spiral?
Ha, not a chance
I've never been able to do that.
Well, it might wobble a little.
Yep, I am another Tom Brady.

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If a button falls off one of your shirts, what do you do?
Throw it away.
Take it to a tailor.
Try to sew it on, then give up.
Sew it on, of course.

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It sure is cold outside, maybe you should split some firewood?
Ha, that isn't going to happen.
Umm, I don't have an ax.
I can try.
Sure thing

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You have a flat tire on the side of the highway, what do you do?
Cry.
Hitchhike
Call AAA
Change it

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How comfortable are you changing a baby's stinky diaper?
Not comfortable at all
I am comfortable, but I don't want to do it.
I can handle it.
Psh, no big deal

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Your smartphone lost service, can you read a map?
Umm, what is this, the Stone Age?
I could try to.
Sure, I am not totally clueless.
With ease

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How solid of a handshake do you have?
How would I know?
It's pretty limp.
It's pretty solid.
It's rock solid.

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You have a job interview, are you going to iron your clothes?
No, who cares?
No, do they look that bad?
I guess I should.
Obviously

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It's time to build a shelter on the show "Survivor," what do you do?
Take a nap.
Look for an idol.
Tell other people how to build the shelter.
Show other people how to build the shelter.

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Have you ever grown any of your own food?
No, I wouldn't even know how to start.
I have grown a little.
Sure, I do that most years.
Yes, I do that every year.

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Time for breakfast, are you good at making eggs?
Sadly, no
Well, I can do it in a pinch.
Sure, they might not be perfect, though.
Yes, I make great eggs.

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It's your turn to deal, how well do you shuffle cards?
I can't shuffle at all.
I am pretty bad.
I am decent.
Like a Vegas dealer

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You're thirsty, but you don't have a bottle opener; can you get that bottle open anyway?
Not a chance
I can try.
Yes, but it won't be pretty.
With ease

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How many languages do you speak?
Just English
Two
Three
Four or more

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It's snowing out there, can you still drive to work?
Sure, but I will probably die.
I am calling in sick.
Yes, but it won't be easy.
Sure, I can drive in snow fine.

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You've got a crush on someone, can you ask them out?
No way, I am too shy.
Let me think about it
Yes, but I am nervous.
Sure, piece of cake

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It's time to play poker, do you know how to play?
No, can you teach me?
I think I remember how.
Yes, but I forget some things.
I sure do, let's play.

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You need to borrow a car, but it is a stick shift, what do you do?
Walk
Call a cab
Drive it. Slowly.
Drive it, I can drive a stick.

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When was the last time you hosted a dinner party?
I've never hosted one.
Over a year ago
Within a year
Within a month

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Speeches can be hard, have you ever given a toast in public?
No, that would freak me out.
Yes, it went poorly.
I have, once or twice.
Yes, I have done that often.

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What would you do if you couldn't use your smartphone for a week?
Freak out
Cry like a baby
Grind it out
Enjoy the time off

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