What Rank Will You Earn in the Army Based on Your Life Skills?

By: Teresa McGlothlin

What Rank Will You Earn in the Army Based on Your Life Skills?
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About This Quiz

From the way you interact with others to your mathematical problem-solving abilities, your life skills have been growing since the day you were born. Along the way, you have gathered so many valuable skills that you might not realize that they are skills others might not possess. As we go through this quiz formation, your unique skill set will give a lot away about you. Most importantly, it will give away the Army rank you would be able to earn! 

Serving in any branch of the military is an honorable thing to do, but serving in the Army requires a tough and resilient set of life skills. In order to figure out how high in the Army your skills will see you rising, we need to find out as much about them as we can. When you see our question, use your instinct to hone in on the answer that represents you the best. 

Like any good soldier, we expect you to pay attention and to use laser precision to describe your life skills. Once you make it through our hurdles, we have no doubt your highest potential will be revealed. Will the things you know turn you into a Major or will you spend your career as a private? 


What is the easiest way to learn something?
Reading things helps me learn.
Visuals are always helpful.
I need to hear the instructions.
The easiest way to learn is to try.

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How would you rate your mathematical skills?
I use my toes sometimes.
I can do long division in my head.
I'm fairly sharp.
I'm better with words than numbers.

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Are you a better leader or a better team player?
I can do both.
I'm a better team player.
I'm a one-person act.
I'm a better leader.

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Would you say you're tech savvy?
I'm good with my phone.
I try to keep up with technology.
It's not my strongest skill.
I'm a technical genius.

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What's your favorite way to work out?
I like jogging.
Yoga is my favorite.
I like to swim.
My job keeps me in shape.

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Are you a patient person?
I hate waiting!
I'm really patient.
I could use more patience.
It depends who you ask.

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What is your emotional intelligence like?
I'm mature for my age.
I'll always be a kid at heart.
I'm emotionally stable.
I'm wise beyond my years.

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Which of your personality traits outshines the others?
Conscientiousness
Bravery
Loyalty
Ambition

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Do you get angry easily?
It takes a lot to push my buttons.
I'm touchy about a few things.
I'm a little hotheaded.
I'm always laid back.

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How do you communicate your feelings?
I'm very affectionate.
I speak my mind.
I tend to eat my feelings.
I like to hold them in until I snap.

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Do you have an organized workspace?
It's very tidy.
My workspace is cluttered.
My workspace looks like a tornado hit it.
I have an organized mess.

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What kind of platoon leader would you be?
Fair
Tough
Firm
Nurturing

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Do you have any mechanical skills?
I can change a tire.
I'm great with auto mechanics.
I'm not all that mechanically inclined.
I can change my own oil.

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Are you ever late for work?
I would never dream of it.
I don't have a set work schedule.
I'm always running late.
Sometimes, traffic is bad and it makes me late.

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What kind of student were you in high school?
Studious
Rebellious
Popular
Overachiever

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How are your negotiation skills?
I never pay full price for anything.
I am always willing to compromise.
I never back down.
I don't like to argue.

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Do you enjoy public speaking?
I don't mind giving a toast.
It makes me really nervous.
It depends on the speech.
I like giving speeches.

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What kind of first impression would you make?
Friendly
Shy
Outgoing
Intelligent

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How would you start a fire without matches?
I would use a battery.
I would use a magnifying glass.
I would have a lighter.
I would rub two sticks together.

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What rank would you give your marksmanship skills?
General
Lieutenant
Sergeant
Private

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How do you handle stress?
I go for a long walk.
I like to pray or meditate.
I let it pass.
I tackle the problem.

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Which word best describes your manners?
Impeccable
Great
Perfect
Awkward

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Can you handle yourself in the kitchen?
I'm better in the garage.
I should have a cooking show.
I'm good with the microwave.
I order a lot of takeout.

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Do you have a current resume?
I have a current CV.
It's a little outdated.
I don't have a resume.
It's really outdated.

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Are you good at saving money?
I religiously save money.
If I made more money, I could save more.
I'm terrible at saving.
I manage to save a little.

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How fast do you type?
I peck with two fingers.
I'm really fast on my phone.
I'm a fairly fast typer.
I'm not the fastest typer.

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Do you have a good poker face?
I have an excellent poker face.
I can't hide my feelings.
I'm terrible at keeping secrets.
It depends what I'm trying to hide.

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Are you more left-brained or right-brained?
I'm somewhere in the middle.
I'm really not sure.
I'm more left-brained.
I'm more of a right-brained person.

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Do you ask for help when you need it?
I hate asking for help.
There's no shame in asking for help.
I'll ask for help with big tasks.
I tend to wait until someone notices that I need help.

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Would your friend say you are a good listener?
What did you say?
I think they would say so.
That makes me laugh.
I think the would give me the highest of marks.

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