This Yes or No Quiz Will Help Us Guess What Branch of the Canadian Armed Forces You Belong In

Ian Fortey

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About This Quiz

Canada's military grew out of the various British and French militias that existed in the land that would one day become Canada. Like most militaries, these forces now serve to protect the country on the land, in the sea and in the air. They also do a lot of work with our allies near and far. Peacekeeping, disaster-relief, counter-terrorism, Canada likes to help out wherever and whenever it can. That's all a part of the Canadian identity and the reason Canada has an international reputation for doing good work, being friendly and helping those in need. Plus poutine, but that's neither here nor there.

If you're feeling like you should be a part of Canada's proud military history, then you need to make the difficult decision of choosing the branch that's for you. Each branch offers up its own advantages, challenges and opportunities. How's a person to decide? You can do a lot of research and soul searching if you need to, and you probably should, but you can also rely on us! Answer a few yes or no questions about yourself and your life and we'll help guide you toward the branch of the military that's the best fit for you. Take the quiz and see!

Would you consider yourself an adrenaline junkie?

Do you have the need? The need for speed?

Are you willing to start your day with a relaxing 5km run?

Are you the kind of person who works better when you're with a large group?

You're in the yard and a random moose appears. Are you prepared for this situation?

Have you ever gotten into a bar fight solely to defend the honor of a friend?

Are you good at improvising in a new and crazy situation?

Are you ready, willing and able to eat 3 poutines in a single sitting if someone dares you?

Can you drop and give us 50 push-ups right here right now?

Are you the kind of person who wants to experience something new and unexpected every day?

Would you ever go hunting for your food?

Be honest with us here. Do you think Vancouver is better than Toronto?

Are you willing to be stationed above the Arctic Circle?

Is a peacekeeping mission to a country that's in the middle of its own civil war something you could handle?

Do you look good in camo?

Is the discipline of the Armed Forces something you really crave in your life?

Do you ever feel like maybe you should be an action hero?

Any soldier should be willing to do what's necessary in the heat of battle, but would you rather avoid a face-to-face confrontation?

Are you looking to become an officer and make the military your career?

Have you had much experience eating delicious military rations?

If you had to survive on your own in the wilderness for a week or two with no supplies, could you handle it?

Be honest - is part of the reason you're interested in joining the Armed Forces so you can show off a little?

Are you capable of making split-second decisions that could be life or death?

Do you know about Canada's contributions to Juno Beach in World War II?

Any chance you know how to ride a horse?

A soldier needs to be in good shape, right? Are you looking and feeling your best?

Were you ever a part of the cadets as a kid?

In general, do you feel like you have a lot of patience?

Are you ready to help with disaster relief at the drop of a hat?

Could you handle being stationed in CFNA HQ Whitehorse?

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