Which Underrated American Hero Are You?

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Ian Fortey

5 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

The word hero likely means different things to different people. In general, though, we expect a hero to be someone who is selfless. A hero is the kind of person who puts the well-being of others at the forefront of their thoughts. They may risk their lives or they may just be interested in improving lives, but a hero is out to change the way the world works for the benefit of others.  While it's true that many heroes are people like law enforcement officers or firefighters who risk life and limb to help people, there are other kinds.  Many underrated heroes have cropped up through history, whose actions have had a profound impact on how our lives played out whether we knew it or not.

In honor of those heroes that don't always get all the credit they deserve, why not take this quiz and answer a few questions about the kind of person you really are on the inside?  Then we'll do our best to match you to someone from our own history that, even if you never heard their name before, definitely deserves some recognition for their heroic contributions to the history of America.  Want to know who you'll be?  Take the quiz and find out!

Which of these things would you say you value the most in life?

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Since part of being heroic is being selfless, maybe you'd like to volunteer somewhere. What kind of volunteer work would you do?

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When you have some time to yourself, what are you most likely to be doing?

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If it's just you and Netflix for the night, what kind of movie are you going to be watching?

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What do you think is one of the greatest qualities of mankind as a whole?

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What do you think is the greatest problem the average person has to deal with these days?

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Which city in America do you feel is the greatest of them all?

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Have you ever had to get physically violent in defense of yourself or someone else?

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Where in the world do you feel most comfortable?

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What single word do you think your best friend might use to describe you?

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Is it important for you that your life has some kind of legacy?

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Would you ever consider yourself a hero?

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Which historical American document do you think is the most important?

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Which state has the very best vacation spots?

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When you get together with friends, do you ever discuss social issues?

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If a family member needed a kidney transplant, would you volunteer to donate?

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Is there anyone in the world you could say without a doubt you'd die to protect?

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Who do you consider the greatest hero in US history?

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What one quality do you think makes someone a hero?

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Do you believe that people are inherently good?

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If you could be doing anything with your life, any profession at all, what would you be?

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Which of the Founding Fathers do you relate to the most?

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Which American folk hero do you like the most?

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If you couldn't live in America, what other country do you think you'd like to live in?

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When you were a kid, do you remember what you wanted to be when you grew up?

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What do you do to give back to your community right now?

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Do you have a personal hero in your own life?

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What's the best advice anyone ever gave you as a child?

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Are you a super serious kind of person or can you cut loose every now and then?

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Why are heroes important?

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