Quiz: Go on a Hunting Trip and We’ll Give You a Military Nickname
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Go on a Hunting Trip and We’ll Give You a Military Nickname
By: Zoe Samuel
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About This Quiz

It must have been a strange day in prehistory for humans when other humans mounted their first hunting trip. How long do you think it was until those early people came up with a word for war? Though war has changed over the centuries, much of how it is done at the very macro level remains unchanged. Strategy is more or less the same.

Sun Tzu, Julius Caesar, Miyamoto Musashi, Niccolo Machiavelli, Yagyu Munenori and Norman Schwarzkopf all used essentially the same ideas, just with different weapons. Similarly, military culture has remained very similar to its ancient roots. Soldiers' virtues are more or less the same: obedience, discipline, skill and toughness, but the language has changed. These days, calling someone Kilroy doesn't mean the same thing it did in World War II, and cultural references today would make no sense to people from a thousand years ago. As a result, names changed and nicknames change. According to legend, Musashi was not Musashi's name at birth. Perhaps the same was true for Sun Tzu. So how does one earn a military nickname?

We have come up with a way to give you one without the hassle of enlisting at a time of war. We will simulate a hunting trip for you, and you will act as you would, choose-your-own-adventure style. From this, we'll come up with your nom de guerre. Ready to try? Take the quiz!

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You're offered a muzzle loader. Which one would you want?

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Your buddy offers you a bow. He'll even carry it for you! Which kind would you like?

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You need to ATV it out to the cabin. Which ATV will you ride?

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What do you sleep in, the night before going out to hunt?

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It's snowed a lot overnight and you have to go a long way. How do you want to get to your spot?

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You're dressing your first kill, and it gets pretty messy. How do you clean up after?

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It's time for a drink before the next drive. What kind of beer will you have?

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That night, it turns out one of the deer isn't dead, but it's in the cabin with you. What do you do?

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