Should You Join the Army?

Zoe Samuel

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About This Quiz

For the last 100 years, the US military has been the greatest fighting force on the planet. It's the most formidable foe in history. It trains warriors who were once just rosy-cheeked boys and girls to turn them into ruthless killing machines ready to go out there and stomp America's enemies into the mulch, while hopefully also protecting civilians, providing aid after disasters, and securing the waterways and trade routes of the world simply by standing in front of them and implicitly saying through their pose alone, "If you want to take this, you have to go through us."

The army is the land branch of this military, and it's enormous. That means there are plenty of jobs available within it, from engineers to medics to logistics and support roles to the actual front line fighters. Indeed, they say it takes ten men in reserve to put one in the field, so even if that eleventh man (or woman) isn't you, there are plenty of ways that you can serve. 

All you need is to be brave, able to take orders, physically fit, and very keen on a steady paycheck. It also helps quite a lot if you believe in the broader mission (even if you happen to think the particular task at any given moment is a bad call). Do you have what it takes? Let's find out!

How old were you the first time you were in an airplane?

How do you feel about needles?

What is your war cry?

Do you look good in uniform?

Do you get seasick?

Do you freak out when things get violent?

How patriotic are you?

Do you mind getting dirty?

Do you get homesick?

How many languages do you speak?

Are you in good shape?

Do you have any experience with martial arts?

How dependent are you on technology?

What do you do for fun?

How neat are you?

How disciplined are you?

What is the bravest thing you've done?

Do you have any experience in the outdoors?

What do you need, in order to navigate?

How healthy is your diet?

How good are you at adopting the local customs of foreign countries?

Do you do your own laundry?

Can you shine your shoes?

Can you bear extreme temperatures?

Do you mostly want to hang out with your countrymen?

What would you like to spend most of your time doing?

Are you a good driver?

Are you comfortable in the desert?

Do you mind extreme humidity?

How do you stave off boredom?

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