Do You Have It in You to Be a Navy SEAL?

By: Zoe Samuel
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About This Quiz

The United States military has many elite groups. The Marines go all the way back to the Barbary Wars and beyond. The Army Rangers made their name fighting Adolph Hitler. Even the Air Force has its HALO jumpers. 

The Navy, however, has perhaps the toughest special operators, with the highest washout rate of any special operations command. The Navy SEAL (Sea, Air, Land) program prepares America's toughest sailors for duty as parachuting, SCUBA diving, marching ninjas who can strike anywhere in the world. 

The special training regimen includes simulated torture (which doesn't feel at all simulated when it is administered), punishing physical training, specialized hand to hand combat classes, special weapons, electronics training, and of course, teamwork.

Assuming you survive training, you might still decide not to continue your career as a SEAL. The life of a Navy SEAL is a life spent waiting with bated breath for the opportunity to jump on a plane to some far-flung corner of the world to fight America's enemies. Being a SEAL isn't like being a boxer or a wrestler; it's about being efficient, fighting dirty when you need to, and killing the enemy in their sleep if the mission demands it.

Do you have it in you to make it as a Navy SEAL? Take this quiz and find out.

Did you cry when you got hurt as a kid?

How many times have you broken a bone or joint?

How did you fare when you were in fights growing up?

Are you squeamish about blood?

How are you in a crisis?

Are you studious?

How easy is it to push your buttons?

How willing are you to put it all on the line?

How's your spacial sense?

Are you a good driver?

How quickly can you master technology?

Could you navigate even when there are no visible stars or the sun?

Can you improvise a compass?

How flexible are your joints?

How far can you run, full tilt, before you have to stop?

How strong is your back?

How much would you sacrifice to succeed?

How facile are you with languages?

How good is your short term memory?

Can you keep a secret?

Are you respectful of the pecking order?

Are you willing to pull rank?

Are you a good shot?

How are you with hand tools?

Have you ever taken a civilian survivalist course?

Can you take a hit?

Do you have any physical ailments?

How's your vision?

What is your deepest darkest fear?

How long do you want to be in the service?

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