Could You Live in the South?

By: Emily Maggrett

Could You Live in the South?
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About This Quiz

The South is a fascinating place. Depending on who you talk to, it's either one of the most charming places on earth or a cultural backwater. Some people love the South for its delicious cuisines, beautiful nature areas and vibrant culture, while others criticize it for being full of church-goers, conservatives and wily critters.

However, if you're reading this, we're guessing that you think the South is pretty great. The only question you have is, could you actually live there? To tell the truth, the answer to that is pretty complicated. First of all, you have to be ready and willing to move. Second of all, you need to be able to enjoy the South, warts and all — and that takes a special kind of person. While Southern culture differs wildly from state to state, there are still a few things that all Southerners have in common. These are the same qualities that you'll need to have if you're going to make it down there!

If you're not sure which qualities we're talking about, you're in luck, because this quiz is all about them! We're going to ask you all kinds of questions, from what you like to eat for breakfast to whether you mind wearing shorts year-round. By the end of the quiz, we'll be able to tell you whether you'd fit right in down there or should stay exactly where you are. Ready to find out if you've got a Southern heart? Pour yourself a glass of sweet tea and play this quiz!

Southern Iced Sweet Tea Whew, it's hot outside! What are you going to drink?
Sweet tea
An Arnold Palmer
Iced coffee
A grapefruit La Croix soda

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Are You a Fox, Wolf, or Dog Based on Your Myers-Briggs Personality 3 Let's say you just purchased a home and can finally get a dog. Which breed will you get?
A bluetick coonhound
A bloodhound
A Corgi
A Pomeranian

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Everglades Which of these Southern regions have you always dreamed of visiting?
The Louisiana bayous
The Great Smoky Mountains
The Florida Everglades
The Outer Banks of North Carolina

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Southern porch How would you decorate your front porch?
I'd paint the ceiling "haint" blue and hang a pot of ferns in every corner.
I'd put out pots of flowers and add tons of comfortable rocking chairs.
I'd have geranium window boxes and a wicker porch swing.
Why would I decorate my front porch? I don't have that kind of free time!

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ZZ Top Who are your favorite Southern rockers?
ZZ Top
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Janis Joplin
The Black Crowes

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Can You Complete These Common Food Pairings How do you make biscuits?
With buttermilk, lard and a black frying pan
With baking powder, lots of cold butter and a muffin pan
I use pre-made dough, but dress it up with chives.
Biscuits? As if. I don't eat gluten.

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Hera Do you already say "y'all"?
Of course I do, y'all!
Yes, in casual situations
No ... but I'm willing to start saying it.
No. I think saying "y'all" is corny.

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OutcomeAmity Your new neighbor comes over to say hello. How do you react?
You're thrilled to meet someone from the neighborhood and talk to them for an hour.
You're pleased to meet them and chat with them for 10 minutes.
You're feeling a bit shy, but you muster up your social skills and make some nice chitchat with them.
You're horrified! Talking to new people is so stressful. You wish you could run and hide.

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Can You Identify These Common Garden Plants? 1 Do you have a green thumb?
Yes. I've been gardening since I was a kid.
I'm a decent gardener, although I've killed my share of plants.
I don't garden much, but I'm willing to learn!
No. I'm a houseplant serial killer.

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Running Late Are you frequently in a hurry?
No. I hate hurrying.
I can hustle when I have to, but I'd prefer not to rush.
I work hard during the week, but embrace a slower pace of life on the weekend.
Yes! I love challenging myself to get as much done as possible.

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Sports balls Do you like sports?
"Monday Night Football" is my religion.
I love going to tailgating parties.
I'll watch the game, if it's on.
Sports are boring, in my opinion.

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Vampire Moth Are you squeamish about bugs?
Nah. They're just critters!
I don't love them, but I know how to deal with them.
I can handle everything but roaches.
Yes. I hate them all, from spiders to ants.

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1 - weather What's your least-favorite kind of weather?
Overcast skies
Cold, snowy weather
Dry desert heat
Humid sunny days

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A Perfect Gentleman In your opinion, a man isn't a gentleman unless he ...
Opens the door, pulls out your chair and always brings you flowers
Says "please" and "thank you"
Dresses well
I don't subscribe to the concept of "gentlemen." It sounds like something from 1850.

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Can We Guess What Kind of Storm Is Brewing in Your Soul Do you enjoy dressing up for special occasions (and church)?
Yes. I have great taste and enjoy showing it off.
I don't love it, but I do it because I think it's respectful.
I think dressing up is old-fashioned.
Formal clothing sucks. Let's cancel it!

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Barbecue Ribs What's your favorite cuisine to eat when you go out?
French
Barbecue
Tex-Mex
Chinese

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Nature Do you have any hobbies that involve spending time in nature?
I love fishing.
I ride horses.
I love enjoy canoeing.
I'm a big hiker.

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Can You Fill in the Blanks to Complete These Hit Holiday Songs? 1 How would you dress an old dog who tends to get cold?
In a coonskin cap
In a bandanna
In a leather jacket
In a pink fuzzy sweater

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Books Who's your favorite Southern author?
William Faulkner
Tennessee Williams
Flannery O'Connor
Charlaine Harris

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Peas Do you tend to eat healthfully?
Lol, no!
I eat salad ... once a month.
I try to, but I don't usually succeed.😟
Yes, I'm vegetarian or vegan.

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Kids in pool Which of these outdoor home features is a must-have for you?
Gazebo
Patio
Pool
A yurt

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Hat lady In your opinion, a lady should always ...
Be gracious
Wear heels
Be treated with respect
I don't believe in gender roles, sorry.

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Trifolium What's your favorite flower?
Jasmine
Gardenias
Tulips
Snowdrops

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Shaving Legs Do you mind baring your legs?
I love wearing skirts or shorts year-round.
Sure, that doesn't bother me at all.
I don't love it, but when it's hot outside, you have to dress lightly.
Yes! They're not my favorite feature to show off.

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26 Opinions When you wake up in the morning, what do you want to see outside your window?
Rolling lawns and blooming magnolia trees
A still, serene lake, ringed by cottonwood trees
A beautiful suburban street, shaded by maple trees
A bustling city street, filled with bright lights and people

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Breakfast In your opinion, what's the most delicious breakfast in the world?
Grits, bacon, toast and fried green tomatoes
Waffles with maple syrup
Milk and sugary cereal
A grapefruit with scrambled egg whites

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Political Figures What political orientation do you find yourself agreeing with lately?
Libertarian
Conservative
Liberal
Progressive

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Dating Think about your dating history. What kind of people do you fall for?
Cowboys or beauty queens
Sweet-talking musicians or handsome farmers
Uh ... normal people?
Neurotic writers or ambitious lawyers

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Jimmy John’s Jumbo kosher dill pickle Could you see yourself actually saying any of these folksy sayings?
"Won't hit a lick at a snake."
"Well, that just dills my pickle."
"Lord willin' and the creek don't rise!"
"I'm as busy as a one-legged cat in a sandbox."

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Q5 Money How do you believe the South needs to change?
We need to save the Louisiana coastline.
More jobs would be nice, but overall, the South is perfect.
Many Southern states need better public school education.
The South needs to forget the past and join the 21st century!

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