What Are You Missing That Would Make You a Navy SEAL?

By: Teresa McGlothlin

What Are You Missing That Would Make You a Navy SEAL?
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About This Quiz

Over 40,000 new ensigns enter the Navy every year, and only 6% of those new recruits can ever hope to make it into the elite Navy SEALs program. Out of those tough sailors who do make it into training, nearly half of them will drop out before completing. With odds like those, you need to give yourself an advantage and make sure you are prepared!

To become a Navy SEAL, you must not only have the right attitude, but you must also have exceptional physical strength and agility. Throughout this quiz, we are going to size you up against the list of requirements. Our questions will try to figure out your weakest areas, and we'll let you know what you need to do to get yourself up to speed. 

Will your eyesight be an issue or is your behavior going to rule you out? Share the things about yourself that you think would make you a top-notch SEAL, and we will see where you are falling short. While we don't recommend holding your breath for the entire quiz, a good Navy SEAL could handle it. We won't hold it against you if you need to surface for air, but we will let you know what would prohibit you from making the cut. What will it be?




Can you drop and do 20 pushups?
I can do more than 20.
I can do at least 10.
I could do a couple.
I could, but I'm not going to do that.

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Do you think the Navy SEALs are tougher than Army Special Forces?
SEALs are the toughest in the world.
They are both tough fighting forces.
Army Special Forces are tougher in different ways.
I think the Army Rangers are toughest of all.

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How would you rate your swimming and diving skills?
I'm better on land.
My swimming skills could use some work.
I swim like a brick.
I am a great diver and swimmer.

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What sort of weapon would you be most comfortable handling?
Sword
Machine gun
Rifle
Pistol

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If you woke up in a raft in the middle of the ocean, what is the first thing you would do?
I would search for a flare.
I would do my best to make shade.
I would survey the landscape.
I would scream for help.

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Which marine creature would you not want to encounter during a dive?
Jellyfish
Great white shark
Octopus
Electric eel

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There are a number of jobs on Navy ships. Which one would you most like to try?
Pilot
Mechanic
Small boat driver
Welder

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Which of your traits makes you think you are a good candidate for the SEALs?
Courageousness
Intelligence
Confidence
Drive

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How many times have you been scuba diving?
I've been more times than I can count.
I've never had the opportunity to scuba dive.
I have only been scuba diving a couple of times.
I've only been snorkeling but never scuba diving.

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Would you have been a good pirate?
I'm too honest to be a pirate.
I look terrible wearing an eyepatch.
I think I would have been a great pirate.
I'm not greedy enough to have been a pirate.

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Are you able to benchpress your own body weight?
I can bench more than my own weight.
I haven't tried to lift that much.
I'm not really a fan of lifting weights.
I'm working my way up to that much weight.

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What do you bring to the table during team efforts?
I bring a lot of logic to a team atmosphere.
I'm not really much of a team player.
I tend to bring the muscle to team efforts.
I always bring a sense of togetherness to groups.

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Which of these wars are you most knowledgeable about?
Vietnam
WW I
WW II
Civil War

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What sort of attitude do you wake up with in the morning?
I'm usually up and at 'em!
I'm a little sluggish before I have coffee.
Honestly, I'm not much of a morning person.
It depends on how much I have to do that day.

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Are you the type who makes your bed every morning?
I never make my bed.
I make the bed when I'm expecting company.
Making the bed is the first thing I do every day.
Someone else makes my bed for me.

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Do you know all the words to "The Star-Spangled Banner?"
I know the first verse.
I'm sure I miss a few words here and there.
I know every single word, and I love to sing it.
I know the words, but no one wants me to sing it.

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Which sport would you most like to master?
Soccer
Football
Basketball
Bowling

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Are you more comfortable driving a truck or a sports car?
I don't mind driving either vehicle.
I'm more into sports cars than trucks.
I'm a truck owner and lover.
I feel best in a family-sized car.

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At which overseas Navy base would you like to find yourself stationed?
Sicily, Italy
Suffolk, England
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Crete, Greece

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When you lose a game, what are you like?
I try to be sportsmanlike when I lose.
I am a monster when I lose.
I try to be a gracious loser.
It depends on my opponent's reaction.

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Would you describe yourself as a perfectionist?
I'm a total perfectionist.
I'm a perfectionist about some things.
I am not at all a perfectionist.
I wouldn't describe myself that way, but others might.

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If you were leading a team of sailors, what would your leadership be like?
Just
Strict
Kind
Supportive

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Are you currently serving in the armed forces?
I'm a veteran.
I have been considering enlisting.
I am currently serving.
I haven't really considered it as an option.

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Which Navy rank would you most hope to earn yourself?
Admiral
Commander
Captain
Warrant Officer

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When you are in rush hour traffic, what is your driving like?
I'm really cautious during rush hour.
I'm aggressive in heavy traffic.
I drive like someone's grandma during rush hour.
I'm rather courteous to the drivers around me.

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Which former U.S. president do you admire the most?
Theodore Roosevelt
Barack Obama
Jimmy Carter
Ronald Reagan

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Are you the most patriotic person you know?
I am the most patriotic person I know.
I'm as patriotic as anyone else.
I'm more patriotic than my coworkers.
I'm sure others are more patriotic than I am.

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Which political issue do you follow the closest?
National security
Taxes
I don't follow politics.
Health care

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Are you more fearless or feisty?
I am a little of both.
I'm far more feisty than I am fearless.
I'm far more fearless than I am feisty.
I'm more ferocious than either one.

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Which of these jobs on a submarine sounds most interesting?
Torpedoroomman
Sonar operator
Radio operator
Chef

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