Play a Game of "Would You Rather" and We'll Guess What State You Live In!

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Zoe Samuel

6 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

America is a land of 50 states, each with its own unique identity, except for a couple that basically just latch on to the identity of their more interesting neighbors, but hey, let's give them a pass.

Every state in the nation has its unique claims to fame, from New Jersey claiming both The Statue of Liberty and a slew of gross chemical plants you'll pass if you go south on I-95, to Oregon, with its forests and convenient proximity to California and Washington.

Every state has its local food culture, like Pennsylvania, which boasts Philly cheese steak and Pittsburgh... something, or Texas, which has its own, uniquely deep fried form of Mexican food.

States even have their own art forms, like New York, which has galleries filled with trash someone pulled out of a garbage truck and put on a plinth, and California, which turns artisanal hot dogs into killer apps.

In all seriousness, states are both a source of our tastes and a product of them. We make them what they are by living in them, and we are made by them. We have created a quiz that will tell us which state you call home by sorting through your tastes. Care to give it a try?

Would you rather step on boiling hot sand or freezing cold tile?

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Would you rather get lost in the woods or the mountains?

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Would you rather not be able to understand the accents around you, or have them not understand yours?

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Would you rather have a really good and affordable public transport or your dream car?

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Would you rather the burglar who breaks into your house be high on crack, or high on meth?

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Would you rather have many guns in your house, or know that literally all your neighbors have many guns?

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Would you rather see all the political ads every other year, or never know who your representatives are?

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Would you rather live in landscape that's very flat, or very steep?

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Would you rather be able to leave the country quickly, or never leave the country?

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Would you rather be chased by an alligator or a bear?

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Would you rather eat only Mexican food forever, or only Italian food forever?

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Would you rather survive a hurricane or an earthquake?

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Would you rather be able to shout loud without anyone hearing you, or constantly be heard no matter how quiet you are?

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Would you rather swim in polluted sea water, or not have anywhere to swim?

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Would you rather hang out mostly with farmers, or mostly with white collar professionals?

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Would you rather have a pet parrot or a pet snake?

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Would you rather climb a tree or a climbing wall?

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Would you rather have the worst senator or the worst governor?

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Would you rather burst a tire or break your favorite shoe?

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Would you rather take a really nice hot bath, or a really great steamy shower?

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Would you rather be able to hear your neighbors bang but never have to speak to them in person, or constantly run into them in the hallway but never hear what they do in private?

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Would you rather eat too much in one sitting, or drink too much in one sitting?

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Would you rather get too drunk at a family wedding or at a work event?

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Would you rather get severe sunburn all over, or really bad frostbite in three toes?

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Would you rather live somewhere with lots of tourists but also lots of culture, or live somewhere that you hardly ever deal with ignorant strangers but there isn't much to do?

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Would you rather go to a movie or bowling on a date?

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Would you rather be tickled until you can't breathe, or laugh at a joke until you actually pull a muscle?

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Would you rather be too tall to ever fit comfortably in a standard airplane seat, or so short that all airplane seats have infinite legroom to you?

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Would you rather sing offensively bad karaoke in front of 200 people, or have to give a heartfelt speech at the wedding of a person you don't care that much about?

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Would you rather be very wise but nobody ever listens to you, or kinda dumb, but everyone takes your word as gospel?

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