Could You Pass a Secret Service Entrance Exam?

By: Brian Whitney
Estimated Completion Time
5 min
Could You Pass a Secret Service Entrance Exam?
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About This Quiz

Being a Secret Service Agent is a tough job. The Secret Service are agents that protect the President and Vice-President of America and their families. They also defend former Presidents and Vice Presidents and their children as well. It is an exciting job that requires a unique personality. 

You could be doing anything from protecting the current President as he travels to an important meeting with foreign dignitaries or you could be hanging out in a guesthouse on an oceanfront estate protecting a retired president and doing absolutely nothing. But that is the hard part, even if you're doing nothing for weeks or even months on end; as a Secret Service Agent, you always have to be prepared for anything, even in the middle of the night, even if there has been no sign of danger.

Do you think you have what it takes to be a Secret Service Agent? They don't just let anyone in, you know. The first thing you would have to do to even be considered is to pass a Secret Service Entrance Exam. The questions aren't easy, and they shouldn't be. Protecting the President is a big responsibility after all. Do you think you're up for it? Take this quiz to find out. 

Would your friends describe you as loyal?
You'd have to ask them.
Depends on the friend.
They should.
I know they would.

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Do you have a lot of patience?
No, I don't have much at all.
About average I guess.
I think I am patient.
I am extremely patient.

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Would you be good at taking care of a friend's dog?
Who has time for that? Isn't that what professional dog sitters are for?
Honestly, it would depend on the dog.
Sure, we'd do just fine.
I'd take great care of just about any dog, but especially for a friend.

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Would you be willing to shoot to kill if you had to?
What? No!
Yes, but I would hate it.
I could handle it.
It's all part of the job.

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On a scale of 1 to 10, how observant are you?
I'm always noticing stuff other people miss!
Somewhere between 5 and 7, depending on the day.
Not bad, so maybe an 8.
At least a 9. Sometimes I wish I didn't notice so much.

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Are you good at blending in with the crowd?
No, I like to stand out.
I am not sure.
If I put my mind to it.
Just try to find me.

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Are you good at reading other people?
Poker isn't my strong suit, but I'm not bad overall.
I've been surprised a few times, but I learned some good lessons.
I think I am pretty good.
To be honest, I am excellent.

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Are you good with a gun?
I have never touched one.
I am awful with them.
No, but I could learn.
I am excellent.

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How patriotic are you?
I am not even slightly patriotic.
About as much as the next guy.
I am very patriotic.
I bleed red white and blue.

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Would you take a bullet for the President?
If we're being honest here, it depends on the President.
Whoa, that's a little extreme, don't you think?
I would like to think so.
Of course, if that's what I signed up for.

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How good do you look in a suit?
I never wear a suit, so I don't know.
If it's a bad suit, I can look pretty funny.
If we're talking about an interview, I usually get the job.
Impressive. People tend to treat me very well when I'm wearing one.

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Have you ever wanted to be involved in law enforcement?
No, that isn't my scene.
I have thought about it, but not seriously.
I have, but I am not sure.
I would love to do that.

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Could you stay alert all night if you were guarding something valuable?
I would probably take a nap.
I can zone out when I need to rest but stay awake.
I think I could.
Of course.

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Are you in good shape?
Not really, I've been looking for the right motivation.
I am about average, but I could work on it.
I'm in pretty good shape.
I am in amazing shape.

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Can you tell when someone is lying?
Sometimes, sure.
How would I be able to tell that?
I am pretty sure I can.
Every time.

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Do you have a criminal record?
Yes, a big one.
Yes, I did something dumb a long time ago.
No, but I have a lot of traffic tickets.
My record is totally clean.

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Do you mind taking orders?
If it's a bad idea, I don't want any part of it.
I can deal with it.
I am fine with it.
Taking orders is part of life.

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Who would you most want to protect?
The President's wife.
The Vice President.
The President.
Whoever I was asked to.

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Are your eyes 20/20?
No, I can barely see.
No, but I wear contacts.
No, but I wear glasses.
Yes, they are perfect.

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How do you feel about writing reports?
I hate that stuff.
I can if I have to.
I am pretty good.
If it's worth doing, it's worth doing well.

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What else do you think the Secret Service does?
Investigate murders.
Spy on other countries.
Protect out borders.
Investigate counterfeiting.

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You're on duty and nothing is going on, what do you do?
Go get a sandwich.
Text your buddy.
Whistle a tune that's stuck in my head.
There's always something going on, I just have to keep alert to notice it.

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Do you like to travel?
I hate it.
No, I am afraid to fly.
I enjoy it.
I love it.

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Which President was shot and survived?
Barack Obama
George Bush
Jimmy Carter
Ronald Reagan

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Would you make a good security guard?
No, way too boring.
Who knows?
I would be pretty good.
I would be amazing.

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Have you been to many political protests?
I have been to a lot.
I have been to quite a few.
I have been to one.
No way.

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Can you stay awake for a lot of hours?
No, I fall asleep easily.
I do my best.
I can if there is a good reason.
I can stay up all night easily.

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Would you be good at interrogating suspects?
I doubt it.
I might be.
I think I would.
I know I would.

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Your best friend committed a crime, what do you do?
Help them get away with it, if it wasn't too bad.
Ignore it. I don't want to be involved.
Advise them to turn themselves in.
Turn them in.

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Could you protect the President even if you didn't like him?
I can see how that might be a problem.
I would do my best.
It would be hard, but yes.
Of course I would.

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