Which Marvel Villain Is Your Drill Sergeant?

MILITARY

By: Zoe Samuel

5 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

If you want to serve your country, you're in good company. Every year, thousands of Americans sign up for basic training and schlep themselves off to a military base. There, they go through weeks of drilling, lectures, and lessons. The goal of this process is partly to weed out the weaklings.

The military doesn't want people in its ranks who are going to snap whenever things get difficult. They have to put trainees through what can be really intense and borderline abusive instruction to sort the wheat from the chaff. That's part of the purpose behind "Hell Week," a period of almost zero sleep and an awful lot of yelling, marching, and trying to do things properly while exhausted and discombobulated.

However, the process also has another, equally important goal: they want to make those who survive to the end to take their oath into the very best soldiers they can be. That means they have to be physically and mentally tough. They have to be at peak physical fitness, able to perform dozens of push-ups, multiple pull-ups, and get over that gnarly six-foot wall with its total lack of anything to hold onto.

Who's going to get you there? Your drill sergeant. So tell us about them, and we'll see who they really are under all that khaki.

What time do they wake you up?

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How do they express disappointment?

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What's their favorite punishment?

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Can they follow orders?

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Do you fear them?

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Do they inspire you?

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What's the ratio of carrot to stick?

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Can they give orders?

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Be honest: are they even qualified?

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Do you feel like they know what you're going through because they went through it too?

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Could they get over that 6' wall unaided?

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Do you think they'd pass a drug test?

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Do they enjoy Hell Week just a little too much?

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Would you trust them with your life?

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Do you think they really care about you?

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Do they have leadership qualities?

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Do you think they're doing the paperwork properly?

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Do they know when to turn a blind eye?

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Do they look good in a uniform?

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Are you relieved you got them and not that guy from Full Metal Jacket?

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How many push-ups can they do?

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Are they good at any parts of the job other than the drilling?

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Did they ever make you clean the entire hall with a toothbrush?

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Do they make people drop out just because they can?

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Are they good at shooting?

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How are their knife skills?

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What about hand-to-hand?

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Have you ever seen them drunk?

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Why do you think they joined up?

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How long do you think they will stay in this job?

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