Which American General Are You?

By: Zoe Samuel

Which American General Are You?
Image: Collage; Admiral Grace Hopper, General John Allen, General Dwight Eisenhower

About This Quiz

There have been some great American leaders in the nation's military history, but each one took their own path to the top, and then led with their own distinctive approach. Which are you?
Do you love to overcome impossible odds?
That is literally all I do.
I do it when I must.
I like the odds in my favor.
I love it!

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Have you ever survived rejection?
So many times
Not that much, actually
Once or twice
Only once, but it was a really big one.

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Do you think America would exist without you?
Yes, but it would be less free.
Nope
It would, but it would be less powerful.
Nah, it would be a big radioactive hole in the ground.

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How political are you?
Not at all
Reluctantly very
Eagerly very
Very, which surprised me as much as anyone.

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Do you love computers?
They are my friends.
I do not.
They are a useful tool.
They are not much use.

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Ever cross the Delaware?
I sailed up and down it.
Just the once
Yes, I commute over it.
Many times

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Do you love the oceans?
They are my home.
They are the reason we are free, because it's really hard to maintain an empire across one.
They are inconvenient.
They are a massive strategic advantage.

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Are you small but mighty?
That's me!
I'm massive and mighty.
I'm slim, average, and mighty.
I'm slightly smaller than average but still mighty.

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Are you a fan of hand-to-hand combat?
Nope, I am too little.
Yes, that is what makes a soldier.
No, that's messy.
I have had my fill, thanks.

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Who is America's enemy?
Russia
Britain
ISIS
Germany

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Who is America's friend?
Britain
France
Australia
Everyone in NATO

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What is the optimal number of superpowers in the world?
Two
None
One
Three

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Do you love modern technology?
It's my jam.
I reluctantly embrace it.
I don't love or hate it.
I like that it reduces the number of my men who die unnecessarily.

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How do you feel about NATO?
It's great!
It sounds like a good idea.
It's possibly over-expanded.
It is the military equivalent of sliced bread and I love it.

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Do you court controversy?
Not on purpose, but it is foisted on me.
No, I have underlings for that.
Yes, I love it.
Not really

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Are you a trailblazer?
I sure am!
In my way
Not really
No, there are a bunch like me.

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Be honest: are you possibly, sometimes, just a tiny bit hypocritical when it comes to living your values?
Nope
Yeah, I can be.
Once in a while.
I don't think so but others say so.

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Do you come from money?
I was somewhat affluent.
So, so much money. Seriously. SO MUCH.
I was from a military family.
I was slightly poor.

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Are you eloquent?
Only when I have to be.
Less than you would think - I actually hate giving speeches.
Amazingly: give me five minutes to explain why it's a good idea and I could lead anyone anywhere.
Somewhat, yes.

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What would you be if you had not been in the military?
Computer genius
Colonial landlord
Politician
Diplomat

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Which of America's wars do you think was probably a bad idea?
Afghanistan
Civil War
Second Iraq war
Vietnam

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Other than World War Two - which generally people agree had to be fought - which of America's wars was the best idea?
Korea
The Revolutionary War
First Iraq war
It wasn't technically a war, but Teddy Roosevelt's Big Stick Diplomacy was our best military move.

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How do you like to get around a battlefield?
Boat
Horse
Humvee
Tank

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Do you command from the front?
No, I command from mission control.
I sure do.
I have, but I mostly command from a bunker someplace.
Depends on the battle.

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Do you need credit for your work?
Nah
I got way more than I need.
I like it but I'm not married to it.
Yes, please.

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How many medals is too many?
Any
Five
No amount - I love me some bling!
Twenty

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What's your signature look?
Pristine white uniform
Fabulous blue frock coat
Pinstripes cut with microscopic precision
Khaki

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Where are you from?
New York
Colony of Virginia
Commonwealth of Virginia
Texas

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What will you be in your post-military life?
Computer whiz
Farmer
Policy wonk
President

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What general of the ancient world do you aspire to be like?
Artemisia
Alexander the Great
Mark Antony
Field-Marshal Haig

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