What Branch of the Military Should You Join Based on Your Life Skills?
By: Brian Whitney
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About This Quiz
Joining the military isn't just like a job; you can't just quit if you don't like what you signed up for and join something else. That is why it is really important for anyone thinking of signing up for the service to think long and hard about which branch is best for them. There are two basic things that one has to think about when trying to sign up for the military, one is what branch is most suitable for their personality, and another is what branch is most suited to their life skills.
The Army is sort of the Swiss Army knife of the military branches; there are hundreds of different things you can do there that will prepare you for civilian jobs, so many life skills apply. The Marines has the hardest boot camp, only the toughest can survive. The Air Force is known as the military branch that is most focused on technology and education, while the Navy is good for those who like to travel, like the sea and love to be a part of a group. What branch of the military should you join based on your life skills? Take this quiz and find out.
Are you the type of person that can tell a really good joke?
Making fire might be important in the military. Can you make a fire without using any matches?
Sometimes a soldier has to eat. Are you a good cook?
Have you ever made a piece of furniture for your house?
Do you ride a motorcycle like you were in "Sons of Anarchy?"
Can you calm down a baby that is crying its eyes out?
Making a good cup of coffee is a skill. Do you make a mean cup of coffee?
Do you like to strut your stuff out on the dance floor?
Can you jump start a car if you have a dead battery?
Communication through the written word is important. Are you good at writing letters?
Are you good at breaking a rack of pool balls?
It's hard to drive in a snowstorm, how do you do behind the wheel during a blizzard?
You never know when you're going to need a good knot. Are you good at tying complicated knots?
How are you at carving the turkey on Thanksgiving Day?
It's important to be able to carry a tune, are you an excellent whistler?
Do you change your cars oil, or do you take it to a shop?
How long can you go without looking at your phone?
Do you consider yourself an expert when it comes to cooking steaks?
Would you dare to cut down a tree with a chainsaw?
You locked yourself out of your house, what do you do?
Everyone should know how to drive a stick, do you?
If you had to, could you sail a boat on the ocean?
Biscuits are awesome, can you make them from scratch?
Poker is the king of card games, do you know how to play?
Anyone can drive, but not everyone can back up a trailer. Can you?
Do you know which way is North without looking it up?
If you meet someone you want to go out with, how easy is it for you to ask them out?
What would you do if someone at another table started choking in a restaurant?
You might travel in the military, how many foreign languages do you speak?
Some people like to fish, are you good at casting a line?
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