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Fallout 76: Scout World Challenge Badge Exam Answers

We've got the answers to Fallout 76's athlete, archer, cook, code breaker, entomologist, herpetologist, medic, mammalogist, and swimmer tests!

Ever wanted to joined a post apocalyptic boy scout troop? Now you can little tadpole, by earning scout world challenge badges as part of the Order Of The Tadpole quest with the free Wild Appalachia update in Fallout 76.

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This fourth part of the quest tests your ability to retain important scouting knowledge, and each of the three badges you need to earn is capped with a computer exam.

To see the other badge requirements beside the exam, access the world challenges on the map, then scroll to the bottom to find the specific badge challenges, such as athlete and medic.

Not sure how to start this quest yet? Check out our main Order Of The Tadpole quest guide here

Exam Questions

At any of the Pioneer camps, head to a Pioneer badge exam terminal found in one of the camp buildings (there’s a big green chalk board inside the building with an arrow pointing to the correct terminal).

The questions in each badge category are randomized every time you start an exam. Want to find an answer you aren’t sure about? Scan the bold text below to the find the pertinent part of any given question to easily access the correct answer — just be careful to make sure you have the right question, as some of them feature similar questions about scoring specific numbers of points.

Athlete Exam Answers

Q: You’re going rock climbing with Mary, when she slips and begins to fall! Luckily, she’s brought to a stop by a device attached to her rope. What is this device called?

  • A: A belay device

Q: Before a friendly kickball match, Samuel offers you a suspicious looking pill that you think may be Buffout. How do you respond?

  • A: Refuse and report him to the scout leaders

Q: You’re entering a marathon for charity and are set to run on the streets of Charleston. How far will you be running?

  • A: 26.219 miles

Q: You’re competing in a track and field race and have lined up at the starting line. An official will signal to begin. How does he do this?

  • A: Firing a starter gun

Q: James wants to join the Army and fight the Reds, but he’s out of shape. Eventually, he’ll have to pass the Army’s physical fitness test, which could be hard for him. Which of the following does he NOT he have to worry about being in the test?

  • A: Pull ups

Q: Susie is taking part in a long jump competition. She takes a running start, but stumbles at the last minute and only makes it three feet! How embarrassing, when the longest long jumpers can jump how far?

  • A: 29 feet

Q: Most athletes bulk up by lifting weights, but weightlifting itself is a competition as well! Only a few lifts are used in Olympic weightlifting, however. Which of these lifts is no longer used?

  • A: The clean and jerk

Q: Brendan is a fast runner. Really fast! He might even run in the Olympics someday. Which sprinting event should he NOT train for if he wants to run an Olympic event?

  • A: 10000 meter dash

Q: You’re playing ice hockey, and after checking a star player into the boards you’re approached by a menacing figure who picks a fight with you. What is the name of this person’s unofficial role on a hockey team?

  • A: Enforcer

Q: You’ve been running laps around the Charleston capital building for exercise and have noticed that after running long enough you start to feel really good. What is this sensation called?

  • A: Runner’s high

Q: You’re training for a marathon, and decide to push yourself to see how long you can run. Despite your best efforts, you can only go so far. What substance builds up in your muscles and causes this?

  • A: Lactic acid

Q: Like to throw things? Who doesn’t! In fact, there’s probably a sport for throwing your favorite object. Which of these is thrown for sport?

  • A: Javelin

Q: Ricky loves riding his bicycle. He rides so much, he could probably compete in a Grand Tour! But there are a lot of stages to each Grand Tour event. How many?

  • A: 21

Q: The “shot put” event uses a heavy sphere called a “shot”. What do you do to the “shot” in this event?

  • A: Put it

Q: Barry is a strong baseball player who hits lots of home runs. What’s the highest number of runs Barry can score on a single home run?

  • A: 4

Q:  You’re on first base in a baseball game and decide to steal second base. How far do you have to run to get there?

  • A: 90 feet

Q:  Hannah is training for a pentathlon, an event used to prepare athletes for the rigors of warfare. How many sports will she need to train for in order to compete?

  • A: 5

Q: Mark’s favorite athletic event is wrestling. He idolizes famous wrestlers and wants to wrestle just like them. Which of these US Presidents has a reputation as a wrestler?

  • A: Abraham Lincoln

Q:  As a cross country runner, you might be called a “harrier”. What is a harrier?

  • A: Dog

Q: Alfonso is interested in football. He’s a tall natural leader with a strong arm, and he knows every play in the book. What position would be best for Alfonso?

  • A: Quarterback
Archer Exam Answers

Q: Commies have invaded! Alex is a champion archer and wants to defend his country. What type of arrows should Alex use to penetrate the thick armor of the communist swine?

  • A: Bodkin Point

Q: You’re competing in an archery tournament at Camp Lewis. On the final shot, you land an arrow on the inner red ring – so close! How many points was this shot worth?

  • A: 8

Q: You’re excited for your first big trip to the archery range at Camp Adams – hurray! One problem – you have a handful of sharp arrows. What type of bag should you carry the arrows in?

  • A: Quiver

Q:  Robbie is planning a bow-hunting trip to Seneca Rocks with his dad where they’ll be hunting white-tailed deer. What type of arrowheads should they bring with them?

  • A: Broadhead Point

Q: Bows and arrows have been used for a long time! Around when do researchers say the first bows and arrows were created?

  • A: 64,000 years ago

Q: Only one person is truly responsible for your safety and the safety of others while on the range. Who is it?

  • A: You

Q: You overhear a camp counselor bragging that they shot an arrow 320 per second. What type of unit were they most likely using to determine arrow speed?

  • A: FPS (feet per second)

Q:  An arrow is made of four parts – which is NOT one of them?

  • A: Shell

Q: Richie is on the range and has finished shooting all of his arrows. What should he do now?

  • A: Wait for the all-clear signal from the supervising Mr. Handy

Q: Alice is taking aim at her target when she notices her rival Annie retrieving arrows from the target in the next lane. What should Alice do?

  • A: Aim the bow downward and slowly release tension on the bowstring

Q: You’re crafting a crossbow at a nearby weapons workbench – which component will you NOT need for this project?

  • A: Compressor

Q: You’re hiking through the woods when you spot your weird neighbor Jimmy blindly firing arrows into the sky. What should you do?

  • A: Find the nearest overhead cover and demand Jimmy lay down his bow

Q: Lisa studies and practices archery regularly. She talks about archery all the time and is honestly kind of annoying about it. Lisa is a(n)…

  • A: Toxophilite

Q: The ballista was invented thousands of years ago in a Greek town called Syracuse. It is essentially a large version of what type of bow?

  • A: Crossbow

Q: Gene practices shooting his crossbow every day after work to prepare himself for the looming red menace. Gene is a(n)…?

  • A: Arbalist

Q: Your best friend Johnny’s dad spends his weekends crafting and selling bows. You’ve been saving your allowance for months to purchase a bow from such a gifted…

  • A: Bowyer

Q: You’re at an archery tournament when you see your favorite archer telescoping an arrow – wow! How do you describe this feat to your best friend?

  • A: He shot an arrow which hit another arrow, splitting it down the middle!

Q: It’s the last shot in a tournament. You pull the bowstring back, breathe steadily, focus, and release. You hear the crowd roar as they see the bullseye you just hit! How many points did you score?

  • A: 10

Q: You spot Billy at the end of the range with an apple on his head while Danny takes aim. What advice do you give?

  • A: None of the above

Q: While on the shooting line you hear the Mr. Handy instructor sound a whistle blow three times. How should you react?

  • A: Walk forward and retrieve your arrows
Cook Exam Answers

Q: What type of objects should NOT be placed into fondue?

  • A: Hands

Q: Sheila is cooking with grease when suddenly, the pan catches fire! What should she do?

  • A: Place the lid back on the pan and wait for the fire to run out of oxygen

Q: You see your pal Mike start to eat a piece of raw burger. You stop him by reminding him that eating raw meat can cause…

  • A: All of the above

Q: Alfred wants to bring his famous Cranberry Jam to Thanksgiving dinner. What ingredients will he need?

  • A: Cranberries, Carrot Flower, Sugar, Water

Q: It’s time to dice vegetables! What’s the safest practice?

  • A: Hold knife with your fingers clenched inward

Q: Your teacher called you a mycophile! You were mildly offended until you realized it meant your hobby was…

  • A: Foraging for wild edible mushrooms

Q: You find a recipe for baking bread; water, salt, flour, and something unreadable. What’s the fourth ingredient?

  • A: Yeast

Q: Mary asked you to bring sweetbread to the big party. Wait… what is sweetbread?

  • A: The thymus gland of an animal

Q: Coating moist food with a dry ingredient like flour or breadcrumbs before cooking it is known as what?

  • A: Dredging

Q: You’re headed to the Super-Duper Mart to get ingredients for your dad’s favorite meal, head cheese. What’s the main ingredient?

  • A: Animal head

Q: Sauerkraut, pickles, beer, and yogurt are all products of what process?

  • A: Fermentation

Q: : Now for a special sponsored question from CRAM: “When in doubt, just go with…”

  • A: CRAM

Q:  Ruby won’t stop talking about her double boiler. What is she able to use it for?

  • A: All of the above

Q: Vince wants to impress his new lady friend by cooking her a chicken dinner. What should the internal temperature of the chicken be to ensure he doesn’t kill her?

  • A: 165

Q: Carlos adds a pinch of salt to his water before boiling it. What effect does this have on the water?

  • A: Increase the boiling point

Q: Jackie wants to cook the perfect spaghetti, but wants to know when to test if the noodles are done. What should you suggest?

  • A: Use a spoon to fish out one noodle for taste test

Q: Molly wants to make steak tartare. How long will she have to cook the steak?

  • A: Serve it raw

Q: “A watched pot never…”

  • A: Boils

Q: Browning meat on a pan is an example of what kind of chemical reaction?

  • A: Maillard Reaction

Q: What is the name of the red liquid that pours our of a steak after cutting it?

  • A: Myoglobin
Codebreaker Exam Answers

Q: How might “APPALACHIA” be read when encoded with a Caesar cipher?


Q: You’re lost in the woods and need to use Morse code to signal other scouts for help. Which signal do you send?

  • A: … – – – . . . (the second answer)

Q: You’re operating your shortwave radio and come across a strange broadcast. After listening for a while, you realize it’s commie propaganda! What do you do?

  • A: Report it to the authorities immediately!

Q: You suspect Samuel is a commie. His favorite subject is history, and he uses four numbers for his terminal password. What historical year might his password be?

  • A: 1917

Q: “for(int i = 1; i > 10; i++)” The condition in your code is flawed and the loop will not count from 1 to 10. How do you fix it?

  • A: i <= 10

Q: Alfonso is having trouble figuring out a commie passcode and has decided to try brute-forcing a solution. How does he go about this?

  • A: Computing all possible solutions sequentially

Q:  Hannah is sending you juicy gossip using symmetric-key cryptography. To decrypt her secret message, what do you BOTH need?

  • A: The same key

Q: Susie wants to sign her name for a deaf friend using American Sign Language. What sign should she make first?

  • A: A closed fist with thumb over middle finger

Q: Which of these big words means “solving coded communications”?

  • A: Cryptoanalysis

Q: Which of these patriotic languages did our fine fighting men use as an unbreakable code during World War II?

  • A: Navajo

Q: Your data is only as secure as its weakest link! And what would that be?

  • A: You

Q: How did the dirty Nazis encode their messages during World War II?

  • A: Enigma machine

Q: Your Mr. Handy is a master code breaker, much better than the first code breaking computers. What were those old junk heaps called?

  • A: Colossi

Q: Brendan sent an encrypted message to a foreign national, but you were able to decrypt it because it had “known plaintext”. What is “plaintext”?

  • A: Unencrypted information

Q: Which mythical device gave its name to this infamous kind of computer virus?

  • A: The Trojan Horse

Q: Samuel is upset at Mary. Samuel orders his Mr. Handy to hit Mary! His Mr. Handy won’t obey. Why?

  • A: It violates the Mr. Handy’s programming

Q: You need to send a coded warning to Washington D.C. using a “Templar cipher”. What shape will you use in your cipher?

  • A: Cross

Q:  Which cipher, named for a French diplomat, was used by the Confederacy during the Civil War?

  • A: Vigenere cipher

Q: Which Founding Father invented a disk cipher later used by the US Army?

  • A: Thomas Jefferson

Q: All computers operate using something called binary code. How many digits are used in binary?

  • A: 2
Entomologist Exam Answers

Q: Mayflies live notoriously short lives, the poor things. If you were a mayfly, how long could you expect to live?

  • A: One day, exactly

Q: Not all bugs are insects! Which of these creepy crawlies is NOT an insect?

  • A: Spider

Q: Susie is learning to identify insects. She knows that insects have certain special features to look for that other animals don’t. Which of these is a defining feature of insects?

  • A: Having six legs

Q: Insects’ bodies are made up of three parts. Which of these is NOT one of these three parts?

  • A: Pelvis

Q:  Insects are invertebrates, meaning they make due without a certain body part. Which body part do invertebrates go without?

  • A: Spine

Q: Mary loves to go down to the riverbank at night to catch fireflies. These cute little insects glow in the dark! What process gives fireflies their special glow?

  • A: Bioluminescence

Q:  Female praying mantises get a bad rap for their aggressive mating habits. But can you really blame them for wanting to do this to their mates from time to time?

  • A: Kill and eat them 

Q: Ants live all over the planet. In fact, they live just about everywhere! But there is one place you won’t find any ant colonies. Where?

  • A: Antarctica

Q: Instead of tongues, insects may have long tubes coming from their mouths that they can use to suck up nutrients. What is this tube called?

  • A: Probiscis

Q: Roaches can survive almost anything, it seems, even nuclear radiation. In fact, a roach can survive for a while without its head! How long?

  • A: Over a week
Herpetologist Exam Answers

Q: Many reptiles are ectothermic, which means they…

  • A: Must rely on external heat sources to regulate body temperature

Q:  Alex is on a hike and crosses paths with a Horned Lizard. The Horned Lizard is notorious for their ability to…

  • A: Shoot blood from the eyes

Q: Wendy has just been bitten by a Coral Snake! The Coral Snake’s venom is neurotoxic. What symptoms will Wendy soon experience?

  • A: Paralysis and respiratory failure

Q: he Jackson’s Chameleon is native to East Africa, however it was introduced to the United States in the 1970s. This is an example of…

  • A: Invasive species

Q: A collection of eggs laid by reptiles and amphibians are called a…

  • A: Clutch

Q: When the Hairy Frog (Thrichobatrachus robustus) is threatened, what defense mechanism would one expect it to use?

  • A: Break it’s own toe bones and use them as claws
Hunter Exam Answers

Q: Mary loves rabbits. They’re so cute and furry, and the way they hop makes her laugh! She decides to trap a rabbit to take home as a pet. Which of these traps would be effective?

  • A: Snare

Q: Samuel wants to go duck hunting, but can’t decide which gun to bring. What would you recommend?

  • A: Shotgun

Q: You’re hunting in the forest and want to lie low and wait for game to come to you. What could you use to help stay hidden?

  • A: Blind

Q: Alex is takes aim at a boar with his hunting rifle, but when he squeezes the trigger his gun explodes! How could Alex have prevented this?

  • A: Maintained his gun properly

Q: ou’re going hunting with your great-great-grandfather’s old-fashioned black powder rifle. What do you need to bring to reload?

  • A: Ramrod
Medic Exam Answers

Q: Which of the following is NOT a type of physician?

  • A: Astrologist

Q: Brendan is at the firing range when Samuel accidentally clips him with a live round from his shotgun! He’s lost a lot of blood. What will you do to restore it?

  • A: Hook up a blood pack intravenously

Q: Believe it or not, blood cells come in several different colors! Which of these is a type of blood cell?

  • A: White

Q: Which of the following is NOT a type of cancer?

  • A: Hemophilia
Mammalogist Exam Answers

Q: Alfonso is afraid of bats. They can get so big! How long is the wingspan on the largest bats?

  • A: 5′ 7″

Q: West Virginia cattle are good eating, and the cattle love to eat, too! In fact, their stomachs have several compartments. How many?

  • A: 4

Q: Brendan likes to sleep. A lot. He even sleeps in class! Which of these mammals is also known for sleeping a lot in the winter?

  • A: Bears

Q: Which of these traits is different in mammals than in reptiles?

  • A: Have hair

Q: What walks on four legs in the morning, two legs in the afternoon, three legs in the evening, and no legs at night?

  • A: Human

Q: You and Mary were both given pet rabbits as Christmas gifts. Mary’s rabbit is a girl, called a “doe”. Yours is a boy. What are boy rabbits called?

  • A: Bucks
Swimmer Exam Answers

Q:  Billy is running around Wavy Willard’s Water Park when the lifeguard blows a whistle and points at him. What should Billy do?

  • A: Immediately stop running to avoid slipping on a slick surface

Q: Your friend Marie asks for a stick of gum before her swim. How do you respond?

  • A: Refuse to give her one, as chewing gum while swimming is a dangerous choking hazard

Q: It’s a late night at summer camp and you can’t sleep so you decide to go for a swim in the lake. As you leave, your swimming instructor angrily yells at you. What did you do wrong?

  • A: You forgot that going swimming alone is extremely dangerous

Q: Which of the following is best to consume before a swimming session in order to keep your energy up?

  • A: Light snack

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