What Would Your M.A.S.H. Job Be?

By: Teresa M.

What Would Your M.A.S.H. Job Be?
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About This Quiz

"War isn't Hell. War is war, and Hell is Hell. And of the two, war is a lot worse." In the popular TV show, M*A*S*H, the characters were dealing with stressful jobs in the height of the Korean War. From chief surgeons to company clerks, what would your M*A*S*H job be?

M*A*S*H is the TV series that debuted in 1972. Originally the idea conception came from the novel MASH: A Novel About Three Army Doctors by Richard Hooker. While this novel was released in 1968, a film would go on to be released in 1970, two years before the TV show. Starring Alan Alda, Wayne Rodgers and McLean Stevenson, the series followed a group of surgeons and staff who were stationed during the Korean War. There were various jobs within the ranks. What would you be stationed as?

Are you like Hawkeye Pierce or Major Winchester? Played by Alan Alda and David Ogden Stiers, these two surgeons were able to stay calm under pressure.

If you're a bit tough but know how to keep things fair, you'd probably be a great leader, like Commander Sherman Potter. Or are you compassionate and driven, like our favorite nurse, Hot Lips? Or would you be the company clerk? There's only one way to find out!

Take this quiz and we'll tell you what your M*A*S*H job would be!

What branch of the military do you think is toughest?
Marines
Navy
Air Force
Army

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What would you say is the strongest thing you bring to your job?
I'm great at fixing things.
I know how to get people motivated.
I care about everyone I work with.
I am highly organized.

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Which M*A*S*H* character do you think was funniest?
Hawkeye Pierce
Colonel Potter
Nurse Houlihan
Corporal O'Reilly

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How would you describe your level of physical fitness?
I'm in good shape.
I could work out a little more.
I am in excellent shape.
I work out as much as I can.

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What school subject did you need to study for the most?
Biology
History
Algebra
English

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If you were being sent overseas for a long period of time, what would ask people to send you?
Letters
Money
Pictures
My favorite foods

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How do you react to having blood drawn?
I think it's fascinating.
It doesn't bother me.
I ask how much it's going to cost.
It makes me want to pass out.

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Do you have an assistant at your current job?
I have one assistant.
I have an entire team.
I am the assistant.
I assist the assistants.

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If you were away from home, would you write a lot of letters?
These days, we have video messenger.
I would write as much as I could.
I love to write letters.
I doubt I would have time to write letters.

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What would you do to kill time at the 4077?
I would start a game of baseball.
I would do my laundry.
I would have a drink.
I would put together a party.

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What do you think would be the hardest part of living in a military camp?
The fear of danger would be difficult.
Being away from home would be hardest.
Not having any privacy would make me insane.
I wouldn't like having a strict routine.

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Could you handle working in the mess hall?
I think I could hold my own.
I would do great at calling for pizza.
I think my friends and I could handle it.
That would not be the job for me.

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Would you like to drive a classic Jeep like the ones in M*A*S*H*?
I have a Jeep like that!
I have driven a Jeep like that.
I would love to drive something like that.
I prefer more luxurious rides.

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Which island nation would you most like to visit?
Cuba
Fiji
Japan
Thailand

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Which M*A*S*H* unit job would you like having the least?
Commander
Nurse
Surgeon
Major

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Did you think Major Frank Burns was hilarious?
He was very funny!
He was kind of mean.
I didn't get his jokes.
He was kind of a jerk.

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Which Alan Alda film do you like most?
"Crimes and Misdemeanors"
"Betsy's Wedding"
"What Women Want"
"Flirting with Disaster"

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What do you think made Major Houlihan such a great character?
She was sassy!
She was smart.
She was hardworking.
She was tough.

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What job might you have had in a former life?
Pilot
Teacher
Circus performer
Librarian

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Would you consider yourself a rule breaker?
Rules were made to be broken.
I try not to break the rules.
Sometimes, you have to break the rules.
If I break the rules, it's an accident.

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When is the last time you saw an episode of M*A*S*H*?
Within the last week
Within the last month
Within the last year
I really can't remember the last time.

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Which word would your boss use to describe your attitude?
Snarky
Strict
Upbeat
Ambitious

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If you were sent to basic training right now, how would you do?
I would struggle really bad.
I would do just fine.
I would fight my way through it.
I might cry my way through it.

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How would you describe your marksman skills?
I'm an excellent shot.
I could use a few lessons.
I haven't ever shot a gun.
I wouldn't describe them as skills.

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Do you like M*A*S*H* or Hogan's Heroes more?
I love both shows!
I've never seen Hogan's Heroes.
I like M*A*S*H* much more.
I'm a big Hogan's Heroes fan.

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What is your favorite national holiday?
4th of July
Labor Day
Memorial Day
Veteran's Day

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How would you feel about being in uniform all the time?
I would feel oppressed.
I would think of it as an honor.
I'm sure I would be hot.
I would have to dress it up a little from time to time.

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Besides M*A*S*H*, what '70s television show do you like best?
"Happy Days"
"Good Times"
"The Brady Bunch"
"The Love Boat"

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Would you say you are more of a leader than a follower?
I'm definitely a lone wolf.
I'm a better leader.
I can lead or follow.
I just smile and nod.

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Do you have any medical training?
I have had a few classes.
I've had a CPR class.
I'm a medical professional.
I wouldn't be great in the medical field.

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