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About This Quiz
During World War II, there were over 12 million soldiers in the United States military, and over 8.5 million served in the military of the British Commonwealth of Nations. While you can argue that every single one of these men and women are heroes, unfortunately, many of their stories have been lost to time or are only passed down from one family to another, becoming a part of family lore.
For every million or so heroes who no longer have their stories told, there are a few whose stories are so notable that they are turned into movies and inspire future generations to join the military and proudly serve their country. These are the heroes we remember and find inspirational. We aspire to achieve just a fraction of their greatness because they seem superhuman and manage to successfully complete missions that should be impossible.
Take this quiz to find out what World War II hero should be your new hero! You will find out what traits made these heroes standout and which ones you share with them. Will you find that you have a lot in common with someone you already consider a personal hero? Or will you discover a new person to appreciate? Scroll down to start the quiz!
Which of the following words best describes you?
If you had to join the military, which branch would you join?
Where would you like to be stationed?
How brave would you rate yourself?
What cause do you dedicate the most time to?
Can you survive in the middle of nowhere with few supplies?
Do airplanes and heights scare you?
If you were to join a government agency, which would you choose?
Would you be able to guard the tomb of the Unknown Soldier in a hurricane?
Are you the person your friends go to for help solving a puzzle?
Which famous general do you admire the most?
Where you ever in the Boy Scouts or the Girl Scouts?
In school, what historical event was your favorite to learn about?
If the opportunity arose, would you run for president?
Which piece of military equipment would you liked named after you?
If you were in the military, what would be your post-military career?
Who is your favorite celebrity who has served in the military?
What is your favorite show about the military?
How would you and your fellow soldiers keep up morale?
Who would you want to see on a USO tour?
Which brave animal do you feel a connection to?
What genre of books do you usually read?
Could you see yourself as a military doctor?
Which military award are you most likely to earn?
Would you be comfortable serving on a submarine?
If you could go back in time to meet a world leader, who would you choose to meet?
Why would you join the military?
When in Washington, D.C., what is the first monument you visit?
Could you successfully complete a Tough Mudder?
In which medium would you prefer your story to be told?
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