Which WWII Hero Are You?

By: Allison Lips

Which WWII Hero Are You?
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About This Quiz

During World War II, there were over 12 million soldiers in the United States military, and over 8.5 million served in the military of the British Commonwealth of Nations. While you can argue that every single one of these men and women are heroes, unfortunately, many of their stories have been lost to time or are only passed down from one family to another, becoming a part of family lore. 

For every million or so heroes who no longer have their stories told, there are a few whose stories are so notable that they are turned into movies and inspire future generations to join the military and proudly serve their country. These are the heroes we remember and find inspirational. We aspire to achieve just a fraction of their greatness because they seem superhuman and manage to successfully complete missions that should be impossible. 

Take this quiz to find out what World War II hero should be your new hero! You will find out what traits made these heroes standout and which ones you share with them. Will you find that you have a lot in common with someone you already consider a personal hero? Or will you discover a new person to appreciate? Scroll down to start the quiz!

Which of the following words best describes you?
Courageous
Normal-ish
Charming
Determined

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If you had to join the military, which branch would you join?
Army
Navy
Marines
Air Force

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Where would you like to be stationed?
Germany
Sweden
United States
United Kingdom

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How brave would you rate yourself?
Not brave. I step up and do what I have to in a given situation.
This question is irrelevant.
Fairly brave, but that's only because I have to be.
The bravest of the brave

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What cause do you dedicate the most time to?
Ending hunger
Ending genocide
Helping animals find homes
Helping wounded soldiers

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Can you survive in the middle of nowhere with few supplies?
Not likely, but I have the knowledge.
I wouldn't stand a chance.
Yes, I have the necessary wilderness survival skills.
Absolutely, it's what I was trained for.

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Do airplanes and heights scare you?
Yes, I avoid flying.
I'm only afraid of crashing.
Should they?
No, I live for being in the sky.

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If you were to join a government agency, which would you choose?
FBI
CIA
Secret Service
MI6

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Would you be able to guard the tomb of the Unknown Soldier in a hurricane?
It's a duty I would sadly fail at.
No, I don't have the wherewithal.
Yes, it would be an honor.
Yes, I would guard it at all costs.

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Are you the person your friends go to for help solving a puzzle?
Yes, they say I'm very clever.
Yes, I'm analytical.
It's not in my skill set.
No, I'd just solve it for them.

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Which famous general do you admire the most?
George Washington
Douglas MacArthur
Stonewall Jackson
James Mattis

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Where you ever in the Boy Scouts or the Girl Scouts?
No
Yes, but briefly.
Yes, it's where I learned how to survive.
No, I had better things to do.

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In school, what historical event was your favorite to learn about?
World War I
Cold War
American Revolution
Space Race

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If the opportunity arose, would you run for president?
No, I'm not interested in politics.
No, I don't deserve the honor.
Yes, I would be a great president.
Yes, I'd be better than any politician currently in office.

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Which piece of military equipment would you liked named after you?
A rifle
None
A tank
An airplane

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If you were in the military, what would be your post-military career?
Accountant
Politician
Movie star
Writer

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Who is your favorite celebrity who has served in the military?
Elvis Presley
James Stewart
Johnny Carson
Sean Connery

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What is your favorite show about the military?
Band of Brothers
NCIS
M*A*S*H
'Allo 'Allo!

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How would you and your fellow soldiers keep up morale?
Remind ourselves we are fighting for our country
Celebrate successes as a team
Share stories about home
Find ways to have fun in the worst situations

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Who would you want to see on a USO tour?
Frank Sinatra
Robin Williams
Bob Hope
Marilyn Monroe

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Which brave animal do you feel a connection to?
Wojtek, a bear who served in World War II
Simon, a cat who served in the Royal Navy
Sergeant Stubby, a dog who served in World War I
Sergeant Reckless, a horse who served in the Korean War

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What genre of books do you usually read?
Mystery
Historical
Self-Help
Science Fiction

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Could you see yourself as a military doctor?
Yes, but only if my country needed me to be one.
No, I'm too squeamish.
Yes, I love practicing medicine.
No, I'm not the care-giving type.

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Which military award are you most likely to earn?
Good Conduct Medal
Purple Heart
Distinguished Service Medal
Medal of Honor

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Would you be comfortable serving on a submarine?
No, I get claustrophobic.
No, I get seasick.
Yes, but only for a few weeks
Yes, I would do anything for my country.

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If you could go back in time to meet a world leader, who would you choose to meet?
Dwight Eisenhower
Napoleon Bonaparte
King George III
Winston Churchill

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Why would you join the military?
My country needs me.
I was drafted.
To get an education afterward
To defend the greater good

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When in Washington, D.C., what is the first monument you visit?
The White House
National World War II Memorial
Arlington National Cemetery
Smithsonian Institute

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Could you successfully complete a Tough Mudder?
Maybe, but I have no desire to try.
No, I'm not athletic and I don't exercise.
Yes, I do them frequently.
Yes, I can accomplish anything I put my mind to.

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In which medium would you prefer your story to be told?
Book
Concept Album
Movie
Photos

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