What Branch of the Military Would You Have Served in During WWII?

By: Zoe Samuel

What Branch of the Military Would You Have Served in During WWII?
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About This Quiz

World War II was a truly global conflict. The Pacific theater encompassed all the island nations of the ocean as well as the USA, Australia, India, then-Burma, and others. The Axis and Allies warred over oil supplies in North Africa, while spies were posted as far south as Mozambique and Madagascar. Nazis fled to Argentina and cabled all sorts of tantalizing information to their friends there, often intercepted by American and British spies in the Caribbean. 

Meanwhile, American troops also fought in the Atlantic theater, encompassing all of Europe. Hitler's operation "Barbarossa," the invasion of Russia, was the most significant and deadliest military operation of the war and carried death and destruction into central Asia. Meanwhile, the travails of Europe are very well known to anyone who has watched Hollywood's usual output, as the Blitz and later the V-weapon program rained fire on Britain and Nazis occupied neighbor after neighbor, sending millions to their deaths.

That means that no matter who you were, you had to choose how to get involved. The Home Front and the intelligence services are for another quiz, but this one is to find out how you'd fit into the military conflict itself. Let's find the right military branch for you!

Would you volunteer or wait for the draft?
Definitely volunteer.
Definitely wait.
Probably volunteer.
Probably wait.

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How's your aim?
Good with the right tools.
Fairly good.
OK with time to aim.
Very good.

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Are you good with technical things?
Very, yes.
Nah.
Fairly.
Only if they are a weapon.

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Which of the Axis powers do you want to mess with the most?
Mainly Germany.
Germany and Italy.
Japan.
Mainly Japan.

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Have you ever thought of visiting Italy?
No, thanks.
Definitely.
I could, why?
Now that you mention it, I would like that.

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Which leader do you especially admire?
Churchill
Eisenhower
Leahy
Marshall

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Do you work best in large or small teams?
Very small.
Very large.
I'm flexible.
I prefer small but I can handle it.

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How close do you like to get to your enemies?
Five miles.
On top of them.
A few hundred feet.
It depends on who they are.

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Do you love to travel?
I like it a lot.
I like it a little.
I like it in specific locations.
I never want to do anything else.

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Do you mind getting wet?
I hate it!
I like it from the waist down.
I like it.
I love it but only when I'm NOT dressed for it.

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How much do you like to study?
A lot.
Not at all.
A little.
A good amount.

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What do you consider to be acceptable odds of dying?
Low.
High.
Middling.
Very high.

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What year do you think World War Two actually started?
1941, of course.
1939, obviously.
I don't know, but I know when it's gonna end, man.
Arguably 1937 when Japan invaded China.

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How do you like the weather?
Cold.
Mind-blowingly cold.
Hot.
Mind-blowingly hot.

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What weapon do you like to use?
Bomb.
Bare hands.
Big gun.
Small arms.

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Can you swim?
Not really.
Well enough.
Like a fish.
Like a frog!

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Which battle do you want to participate in?
Battle of Britain.
Battle of the Bulge.
Battle of Midway.
Battle of Iwo Jima.

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What year do you think the tide of the war turned?
1940
1944
1942
1943

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What color uniform suits you best?
Grey.
Khaki.
White.
Blue-green.

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Which area of the war would you want to fight in?
Europe.
North Africa.
South Pacific.
Asia.

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What language do you want to be paid to learn to speak?
None
German
Japanese
Chinese

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Did you ever think that the Allies would lose the war?
Not at all.
Yes, I was sure of it.
I thought it was unlikely.
I thought it was a toss-up.

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What would you do after the war?
Go to college.
Work in a factory.
Start my own business.
Go career.

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How often would you need to hear from home?
Rarely!
Bi-weekly
Never
Monthly

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Would you be able to bring any skills from home?
I have some mechanical skills.
I'm very strong.
I was a Varsity swimmer.
I remember maps well.

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Do you fancy a trip to North Africa?
I don't feel strongly.
Sure!
No, thanks.
I might like that.

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Would you know how to fight house to house?
Not at all.
I'm great at that.
Island to island maybe.
Sure, when I must.

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What sort of accommodations would you like to sleep in?
Bedroom.
Trench.
Berth.
Anywhere.

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Would you want to take a lot of prisoners?
Not one.
A few.
Occasionally, in large groups.
If they had good intel.

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Can you march neatly in step?
Not really.
Very, very well.
When I must.
Sorta.

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