Are You a True Midwesterner?

By: Lauren Lubas

Are You a True Midwesterner?
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About This Quiz

While some snobs might call the Midwestern region of the United States the "fly-over zone," others call it home. However, there is more to the Midwest than just its location. It is a culture that lives deep within us OG Midwest folk, so even if you know a thing or two about living in the largest portion of the country (with the smallest population), you may not have what it takes to be called a true Midwesterner.  

If you don't have a deep-seated love for ranch dressing and cheese sauce, you may find yourself a little out of place in the Great Plains region. If you are obsessed with creating your own fusion meals with the grossest (and most delicious) foods you can think of, you may find yourself in heaven in the Midwest. However, the Midwestern culture isn't just about food. There is a different, slower mentality when you actually take the time to NOT fly over these states. 

If you think you are a true Midwesterner, or if you are worried that the Midwestern gene has been bred out of you over the years you haven't lived there, try taking this quiz to see how true of a Midwesterner you really are.

Let's start by getting to know your eating habits. How do you take your cheese curds?
Deep fried, dipped in ranch
Eat 'em straight out of the bag like chips
On a salad
What are cheese curds?

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What is your favorite topping on a sandwich?
Melted cheese
Sauteed peppers
Sauce
Aioli

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Which of these doesn't belong on a sandwich, ever?
Lettuce
Mayonnaise
Ketchup
Miracle Whip

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What kind of crust is appropriate for pizza?
Thin and crispy
Deep dish
Pan
Gluten and dairy free

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What do you have to eat on New Year's Eve?
Lutefisk
12 grapes
Anything that isn't chicken
Whatever I want

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Where does salad belong?
In the rabbit's food dish
In the garbage
On the side
As a main dish

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What do you dip your fries in?
Ranch
Ketchup
Fry sauce
Aioli

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Which part of the cow do you prefer?
Ribs
Loin
All of it
None of it

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Now, let's talk about how you speak. What do you say when you bump into someone?
Ope!
Nothing
Excuse me.
Watch where you're going!

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What do you call a highway?
Interstate
Expressway
Highway
Road

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If you were asked what you want to drink at a restaurant, how would you tell them you want a soft drink?
I'll take a soda pop.
I'll have a pop.
I'll have a Coke.
I'll have a tonic.

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If you were telling a story about getting into a car accident, what would you call the traffic light?
Stop and go light
Stop light
Light
Traffic light

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When you ask someone to join you on an excursion, what do you say?
Do you want to come with?
Do you want to go?
Do you want to come?
Do you want to join?

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When you want to say "yes" to the dress, what would you say?
You betchya
This is perfect.
Yes
OMG! I need this!

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All right, let's start talking about your clothing choices. Where are you most likely to shop for everyday clothing?
Walmart
Thrift store
Kohl's
A boutique

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Which of these is the most comfortable thing for you to wear when you leave the house?
Flannel
Wind breaker
Leggings
Skirt

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What kind of hat do you prefer?
Cowboy hat
Baseball hat
Baret
No hats for me

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If you were going somewhere important, what would you wear on your legs?
Jeans
Nice pants
Leggings
Skirt

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What are you wearing to your friend's Halloween party?
A flannel
Cute costume with a coat over it
A hoodie
Next to nothing

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Now let's talk about what you like to do in your spare time. It's Friday night in September, what are you and your friends doing?
Having a bonfire
Going to see new bands
Netflix and eat everything
Going to the club

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Which of these sounds like the most fun on a summer night?
Shooting road signs
Sitting on the stoop, drinking lemonade
Midnight pool party
Going out with friends

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Now, we need to know how you define yourself. Do you consider yourself a foodie?
No, there are too many weird foods out there.
Yes, I love trying all the food.
Yes, I think it's important to try new things.
No, I'm a picky eater.

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Would you say that you're a little more country or rock 'n' roll?
Country, all the way!
Rock 'n' Roll, of course!
I like a little bit of both.
I'm more of a hip-hop person.

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Do you think it's important to be nice to people who are mean to you?
Yes, treat people how you want to be treated.
No, treat people how they treat you.
Yes, karma will take care of it.
No, you don't have to be nice to anyone.

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It's time to take a look at your manners. When you are in someone's way, and they say "excuse me," how do you respond?
I get out of the way, and say I'm sorry.
I move and don't say anything.
I move and wave them through.
I ignore them.

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If you were mad at someone, how would you act?
Be passive aggressive around them
Never talk to them again
Tell them how I feel
Post mean things about them on social media

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Is it important to always say "please" and "thank you"?
Yes, every time
Only when you need something
Only to people you don't know
Not really

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When people are rude to you, do you tell them?
No, I just silently judge them.
No, I don't talk to rude people.
Yes, they should know they're rude.
Yes, and then I start a fight.

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If someone is walking behind you as you're walking toward a door, what do you do?
Hold the door open for them and let them enter first.
Walk through the door, then hold it open for them.
Walk through the door, then turn back and apologize.
Walk slower, so they open the door for me.

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If someone told you that they were having a bad day, what are you most likely to do?
Tell them about my bad day.
Listen to what they have to say.
Talk to them about their day.
Ignore them.

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