Can We Guess if You're a Coast Guard Veteran?

By: Brian Whitney
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About This Quiz

Don't sleep on the Coast Guard. It is a part of the Department of Homeland Defense, but still is classified as part of the military, because if a war goes down, the President can have the Coast Guard at his disposal. But what makes the Coast Guard so darn cool is that defending our coast from potential invaders from other lands is just part of what it does. 

The Coast Guard is mostly known for is search and rescue. In other words, if a ship or a person is lost at sea or in distress, the Coast Guard is who is going to come to help them out. It also is used as a sort of law enforcement operation at sea, looking out for drug dealers trying to bring in their product by boat, as well as working to stop illegal immigration.

What about you? Are you the type that knows a lot about the Coast Guard, and might even be a Coast Guard veteran, or are you the type that gets seasick when you even look at a boat and wears a lifejacket when you sit on a dock? We've devised a quiz that we think will tell us exactly which of you are a coastie, and which of you have no idea what we're talking about. 

Do you have a lot of experience on boats?

Do you follow the law?

Do you think drug smuggling is a major problem?

Do you feel the need to help people that are in trouble?

Would you like to take a month long cruise?

Does it bother you to be around a lot of other people?

Do you take orders well?

How well do you swim?

Do you keep your hair short?

How neat are you?

How soft is your bed?

How early do you wake up on weekends?

Do you look good in uniform?

Do you feel comfortable giving orders?

When you are on a ship, do you go aft?

When was the last time you used the head?

Do you work out a lot?

Would you feel comfortable on watch?

Are you patriotic?

Is it important for you to live near the ocean?

What would be something fun to do on a summer day?

Which military branch would you choose?

What show might you watch?

Are you disciplined?

What is your worst quality?

Do you feel satisfied when you do a job right?

Do you know how to sail?

How long can you do the survival float?

If you thought you were going to get in a fight, would you attack first, or stay on the defensive?

What is your favorite season?

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