What Would Your Job Be in the Navy?

By: Mark Lichtenstein
Estimated Completion Time
4 min
What Would Your Job Be in the Navy?
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About This Quiz

The Navy isn't just a job, it's an adventure. But it's a job. It's a lot of jobs. Each specialty in the Navy appeals to specific skill sets. Depending on your natural talents and professional training, you'll be set up with jobs like boatswain's mate, or Navy SEAL. Let's see how you can be all you can be. No, wait, that's not right...
Are you quick on your feet?
Not really
I'm not really the derring-do type.
Yes, very quick
I'm too introspective for that.

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Are you patient?
With people, yes
Yes, but not with people
No
Only with myself

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Are you religious?
Very
Not even a little
No more than the next man
I'm a deist.

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Are you a nerd?
I'm more of a dork.
I'm a huge nerd.
I'm a geek.
I'm cool.

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How's your emotional intelligence?
Very high
Very low
Not bad. I can get others to open up in the right way.
I can strike the right note.

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Are you a good storyteller?
I can help others put their experiences into a positive narrative.
No
That is my passion.
I understand structure well.

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Are you artistic?
Not really
I elevate computer use to high art.
I'm a painter with a camera.
Very

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Are you a good listener?
I'm a very good listener.
I have plenty of experiences with listening devices.
I can conduct a good interview.
I have perfect pitch.

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Are you good at keeping secrets?
My word is my bond.
I will take my secrets to the grave.
I just want to tell everyone everything.
I'm best off not knowing secrets.

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Are you empathetic?
I have a lot of empathy.
I have no empathy.
I have enough empathy.
It depends on the people and the situation.

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Do you get airsick?
Sometimes
All the time
Never
I have meds for that.

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Do you want to travel?
Yes, that would be lovely.
Not really
I'll go anywhere! I'd love to see the world.
I'll go wherever I'm sent, with minimal complaints.

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Do you want to be in the action?
If I can be of help.
I want to be right in the center of it.
I want to be near the action.
I want to be far away from the action.

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Do you love the Navy's rituals?
I think they are an important part of our community.
Not really
I admire their solemnity.
God yes

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Do you want to take part in state functions outside of warfare?
If it's called for.
Not really
I'll film them, sure.
I want to be a big part of them.

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If you weren't in the Navy, what would be your dream job?
Social worker
White hat
TV news producer
I'd play with the Philharmonic.

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Do you play video games?
No
Tons of them!
I have a couple on my phone.
I don't have time to.

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Do you watch a lot of TV?
Not really. Most of what's on isn't very good.
I do, in my downtime.
I watch tons of TV, to bone up on tropes and methods.
No more than average

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Do you subscribe to a streaming music service?
No
I have one... it's pirated.
I have a free subscription.
Yes, two!

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How comfortable are you around death?
Very, but it never gets easier.
I'll leave that to the drones.
I can take it in small doses.
We should honor our dead.

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Would you make a good counselor?
Yes
Only to someone who needs to set up their phone.
I'm a good talker, but I don't know if I could make someone feel better if they had a real personal problem.
I could put their mind on something else, easing their troubles.

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What is the greatest threat to the Navy?
Conventional war
Having our tools attacked using computers
Lack of funding because no one understands our mission
Irrelevance

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What is the Navy's greatest resource?
The spirit of its members
Its high technology
Its ability to awe both friend and foe
Its traditions

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What is the greatest threat to America?
The damage to our souls our actions cause
Hackers
Manipulation by foreign powers
I have no idea.

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Where would you go on your shore leave?
I'd visit local communities' spiritual leaders.
The electronics store
The local bars
To see live music

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Where did you go to college?
Divinity School
Community College
I haven't yet.
State school

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Assuming you didn't yet go to college, where would you like to go?
Divinity school
MIT
USC
Juliard

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Why did you join the Navy?
To make the sailors better at their jobs
To fight the new enemies the US faces
To help the Navy better communicate its mission
To be part of the pomp and circumstance

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If you were going to enlist in another branch of the military, which would you choose?
Army
Air Force
I wouldn't.
Marines

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What country poses the greatest threat to the USA?
The USA
Russia
North Korea
ISIS

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You Got: