Which Military Leader Should You Strive to Be?

By: Torrance Grey

Which Military Leader Should You Strive to Be?
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About This Quiz

Sadly, for as long as there have been human beings, there's been war. And as much as we might say, "War ... what is it good for?" the truth is that many military leaders have become highly-regarded heroes, or risen to become civilian leaders after the war is over. Just think of Ulysses S. Grant or Dwight "Ike" Eisenhower.

For these reasons, many people who have never put on a uniform look to military tactics and leaders for inspiration. Many a corporate boardroom is nicknamed "the war room," and in locker rooms, coaches use stories of pitched battles and impossible victories to inspire teams. Not to mention those Casanovas and coquettes who see love itself as a matter of tactics and strategy. 

Do you have a particular general, admiral, or rebel leader who inspires you? Or perhaps you'd like to know which one you most resemble. We've created a quiz to help you figure it out. For this quiz, we haven't just used generals from U.S. history, but also historical leaders whose feats have stood the test of time. Just answer from your heart, or gut, and let the chips fall where they may!

Which of these contemporary figures do you most admire?
Steve Jobs.
Donald Trump.
Barack Obama.
Malala Yousafzai.

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Which of these historical figures do you most admire?
Abraham Lincoln.
Winston Churchill.
Julius Caesar.
Mahatma Gandhi.

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What's your idea of a good first date?
Dinner at a nice bistro, followed by a play.
Horseback riding somewhere scenic.
Bowling, and milkshakes or sundaes afterward.
Skydiving together.

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Are you happy with the level of education you've achieved?
Yes, I attained the level I needed to.
No, I would have liked to go further.
I consider learning a lifelong process.
I'm still finishing my schooling.

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If you won the lottery, what would you do first?
Call friends and family and tell them not to worry about the bills piling up!
Make plans for a startup business.
Drinks are on me!
Start looking at universities - I'm going back to school.

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Which of these qualities do you fine hardest to accept in a friend?
Laziness.
Cowardice.
Disloyalty.
Arrogance.

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Do you get along with the boss?
I am the boss.
Generally, but my bad language can be an issue.
Yes, but I think my higher IQ unnerves them.
No, not at all.

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Do you consider yourself a good cook?
No, I dial for takeout.
I've chosen to master a few elegant dishes, but don't like to cook every day.
I can scramble eggs and make spaghetti.
Yes, I'm a pretty solid home cook.

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Which of these homes would suit you best?
A townhouse in a large city.
A ranch in the foothills of a mountain range.
A beach house.
A camper van on the open road.

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What type of volunteering appeals to you most?
Coaching sports at a Boys & Girls Club.
Something that helps people whose lands have been colonized and settled against their will.
Tutoring at a school where children are victims of the opportunity gap.
Does overthrowing the Powers That Be count?

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Are you "crafty" or a "maker"?
Yes, engineering is an interest of mine.
No, I don't have the patience for that.
I've had to figure out some things because I live on a budget.
Not usually, though I like to tinker with old cars.

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What kind of books do you like most?
All kinds, if they're well-written.
Mostly history or historical fiction.
Something escapist, like genre fiction.
Anything I can learn from.

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Which of these is closest to your hobby?
Learning new languages.
Tinkering with cars or machines.
Outdoor sports.
Gaming.

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Which of these cities would you most enjoy living in?
Chicago.
London.
New York City.
I'm not really a "city" person.

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Which of these sports would you most like to compete in?
Tackle football or rugby.
Fencing.
Distance cycling.
Swimming or diving.

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How do you resolve a fight with your significant other?
We sit down and talk, and reason things out.
I stick to my guns, and they usually comes around.
I humbly apologize. For all my bluster, they're really the boss!
I'm single and intend to stay that way a long time, so it's moot.

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If you went back to school, what would you study?
I'm still in school.
Engineering or a science.
History or philosophy.
I never got to go to college, so I'd have to give it a lot of thought!

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How do you like to work out?
I practice a martial art.
Dancing.
Running or cycling.
Cross-fit or a boot camp.

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Are you happy with the money you're making?
No, my income definitely needs to increase.
I'm doing okay, but still, I'd like to earn more.
I'm content with my income and net worth.
Money doesn't interest me as much as accomplishments and recognition.

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What's your approach to doing your taxes?
I file my own, well before the deadline.
I have someone do them for me.
I'm scrambling to find paperwork as the deadline approaches.
I hate paying taxes, because I disagree with the government on so many things.

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How do you deal with a difficult co-worker?
Fire them. I'm in charge.
A tongue-lashing, and I don't care who overhears.
A discreet, private face-to-face talk.
Maybe I'll find a new job. Life's too short to deal with toxic people.

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If money were no object, where would you go on vacation?
Seoul or Singapore, someplace on the cutting edge.
A trip through Europe.
The historical sites of Egypt.
Horseback camping in the Rockies.

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What kind of pet would you most enjoy?
A horse, for pleasure riding.
A striking cat, like a Siamese.
A quiet dog, maybe a Lab.
I travel too much for any kind of pet.

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Do you approve of sex on the first date?
I don't do it, but don't judge those who want to.
No, I have old-fashioned standards about that.
No, you need to get to know someone first.
I've been known to have sex before the first date!

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How many children do you have/want?
None.
Just one.
Two or three.
More than three.

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How much time do you spend on dress and grooming?
Hardly any at all; I'm kind of a slob.
Some, but I'm blessed with natural good looks (if I'm being honest).
I like to dress appropriately, but beyond that I don't care.
A good deal - fair or not, people judge on appearance.

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You would say you're closest to...
An important female role model in my life.
My important male role model in my life.
A sibling.
A mentor in my profession.

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What kind of a car would you most like to drive?
Something vintage, with character.
Something really fast!
Something with power, so other drivers will respect me.
Something that'll run til it drops.

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When driving, do you obey traffic laws?
No, the government can't tell me how to drive.
No, I have a bit of a speeding problem.
Yes. I'm not above the rules.
I obey traffic rules unless I'm lost in thought, which is often.

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Which of these is closest to your motto?
Knowledge is power.
Let them hate me, so long as they fear me.
Live free or die.
Never stop growing.

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