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

By: Teresa McGlothlin
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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?

Do you think the Navy SEALs are tougher than Army Special Forces?

How would you rate your swimming and diving skills?

What sort of weapon would you be most comfortable handling?

If you woke up in a raft in the middle of the ocean, what is the first thing you would do?

Which marine creature would you not want to encounter during a dive?

There are a number of jobs on Navy ships. Which one would you most like to try?

Which of your traits makes you think you are a good candidate for the SEALs?

How many times have you been scuba diving?

Would you have been a good pirate?

Are you able to benchpress your own body weight?

What do you bring to the table during team efforts?

Which of these wars are you most knowledgeable about?

What sort of attitude do you wake up with in the morning?

Are you the type who makes your bed every morning?

Do you know all the words to "The Star-Spangled Banner?"

Which sport would you most like to master?

Are you more comfortable driving a truck or a sports car?

At which overseas Navy base would you like to find yourself stationed?

When you lose a game, what are you like?

Would you describe yourself as a perfectionist?

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

Are you currently serving in the armed forces?

Which Navy rank would you most hope to earn yourself?

When you are in rush hour traffic, what is your driving like?

Which former U.S. president do you admire the most?

Are you the most patriotic person you know?

Which political issue do you follow the closest?

Are you more fearless or feisty?

Which of these jobs on a submarine sounds most interesting?

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