The FBI as we know it today has roots that go back to the early 20th century during the Roosevelt administration. At the time, Attorney General Charles Bonaparte was trying to assemble a cadre of lawmen to combat various rising crimes. At the blessing of the president in 1908, Bonaparte amassed a group of investigators to work for the Department of Justice. This is typically referred to as the birth of the FBI, or the Federal Bureau of Investigation, though at the time the bureau was just known as the BOI (Bureau of Investigation).
The FBI has a vast number of different jobs under the Department of Justice for the sole purpose of protecting our nation and citizens from terrorism, cyber criminals, mobsters, corrupt government officials and serial killers. Jobs within the FBI include field agents, who are the boots-on-the-ground investigators, to cybercrime analysts, who investigate all forms of nefarious online activity. Do you have a knack for analyzing data, navigating the dark web or finding pieces of a puzzle that nobody else can see? If you think you are the next Donnie Brasco, come examine this quiz and we will guess what you job would be in the FBI!
Do you like to sit undisturbed for long periods of time?
How much time do you spend per day on the internet?
Do you like to people watch in public places?
What is your favorite TV show featuring characters who are in the FBI?
If the FBI does a background check on you, will you pass?
FBI agents go through extensive training. Which of the following would be too difficult for you?
Are you willing to relocate anywhere in the U.S. for a job with the FBI?
Describe your skill at the board game Clue.
What is your comfort level with technology?
How would you describe your communication skills?
How good are you at handling a gun?
What would a "hot pursuit" look like to you?
Which term best describes a computer program that alters the function of another computer program?
When you hear the term "hacker," what do you think of?
Have you ever seen a UFO?
Where did you grow up?
When was the last time you ran further than a mile at one time?
Are you good at doing crossword puzzles?
Which of the following do you consider a sport?
Which of the following best describes you in high school?
When you have a disagreement with someone, what do you do?
How do you feel about abstract art?
Describe you leadership style.
How do you know if someone is lying to you?
How do you stay current with the news?
You might have to put yourself if harm's way for you country. Are you willing to do so?
How do you feel about serial killers?
If you show up to a crime scene of a murder, what is the first thing you do?
You recognize a wanted fugitive at the grocery store. What do you do?
When you stub your toe on the coffee table, do you yell at the coffee table?
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