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Mini-Quiz: U.S. Marines Philosophy on Becoming a Champion

by Ron Kurtus (revised 27 May 2004)

Take this Mini-Quiz to check your understanding of the lesson material.

1. A Greek philosopher said, "Don't pursue happiness; pursue..." what?




2. What happens to recruits who are pushed harder than they are used to?

They break down and start to cry

They go beyond their self-imposed limits

They team up to get rebel against this unfair pressure

3. What do the Marines emphasize?

Fast cars, Fun and the Good Life

Reading, Writing and Arithmetic

Honor, Courage and Commitment

If you got all three correct, you are on your way to becoming a champion in personal excellence. If you had problems, you had better look over the material again.

Be proud of what you stand for

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US Marine Corps - Official Website

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(Notice: The School for Champions may earn commissions from book purchases)

Making the Corps by Thomas E. Ricks, Touchstone Books (1998) $13.00 - USMC basic training at Parris Island, SC, where drill instructors indoctrinate recruits into the culture of the "Few and the Proud"

One of Us: Officers of the Marines by Jack Ruppert, Praeger Publishers (2003) $49.95 - A look at the values, training and traditions of U.S. Marine officers

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